Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Season 8
LAPT Satellites - Qualify Now for Season 8!
Satellites for the next LAPT event are available now, giving you the chance to win a prize package that includes tournament buy-in, hotel accommodation and money for expenses. To register, open the PokerStars lobby, click ‘Live Events’ > ‘Americas’ > ‘LAPT’.
Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Season 8
The Latin American Poker Tour is back for Season 8 with more sizzling live poker action. This is the region’s biggest and richest tour, which visits Latin America’s most glamorous and exciting cities. You can qualify now via PokerStars satellites, and win a prize package that includes everything you need to take part in these incredible events.
Season 8 Schedule
Please note that the following information is subject to change. Keep checking back for all the latest updates. For more details on each event, head to the official LAPT website.
|2015 PCA||Bahamas||January 6-14, 2015||$10,300|
|LAPT Bahamas||Bahamas||January 7-9, 2015||$3,000|
|LAPT Chile||Viña del Mar||March 6-10, 2015||$2,500|
|LAPT Panama||Panama City||May 8-12, 2015||$2,500|
|LAPT Peru||Lima||July 17-21, 2015||$2,500|
|LAPT Uruguay||Punta del Este||September 18-22, 2015||$3,300|
|LAPT Grand Final at BSOP Millions||São Paulo||November 25-29, 2015||R$10,000|
These are the tournaments everyone wants to win. Hundreds of PokerStars qualifiers join the best players in the world, including Team PokerStars Pro, to battle for huge prize pools at every event. The ultimate prize is an LAPT title. Have you got what it takes to become the next champion?
See the PokerStars Blog for full reports from the tour, and PokerStars.tv for all the best video highlights, winners’ interviews and more. Make sure you also keep checking the official LAPT website for the latest news.
Season 8 Highlights
LAPT Uruguay | 267 entries | $776,970 Prize Pool | 1st Mario Javier López $155,730
2015 has been a landmark year for Argentina’s Mario Javier López. Fresh from his record-breaking victory at the biggest-ever Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event in Barcelona, he went on to claim a second major title in as many months, beating 266 others in Punta del Este for $155,730 in prize money. López, now a double LAPT champion following success in Chile last season, finished top of an Argentine podium in Lima, with Hilario Quijada and German Christiansen claiming second and third place respectively.
LAPT Peru | 366 entries | $807,396 Prize Pool | 1st Claudio Moya $135,576
Claudio Moya lifted the LAPT trophy in Peru after an energy-sapping final table lasting 10 hours. The Chilean beat all-comers at the Atlantic City Casino to earn himself an impressive $135,576 and become the fifth Chilean to take home an LAPT title. It was by no means easy, though, and after his gruelling heads-up battle with Lebanon’s Chadi Moustapha (second for 120,000), the 51-year-old businessman could barely contain his smile.
LAPT Panama | 422 entries | $930,932 Prize Pool | 1st Shakeeb Kazemipur $180,112
Canada’s Shakeeb Kazemipur put on a showcase of big stack play in Panama, as he turned a long-time chip lead into $180,112 and an LAPT trophy. The result was Kazemipur’s biggest of his career to date, and on an international final table - with no less than six countries represented - he eliminated all but one player. In the final hand, Kazemipur pocket aces saw-off the challenge of Ukraine’s Olga Iermolcheva, sending her home in second place with $113,580 for her efforts.
LAPT Chile | 410 entries | $904,460 Prize Pool | 1st Oscar Alache $131,962
The LAPT Chile trophy will be staying on home soil after two-time tour champion, Oscar Alache, battled through a 410-strong field to claim the $131,162 first prize. On a final table packed full of LAPT stars - including fellow double-LAPT winner, Nacho Barbero - Alache took down the lion’s share of the prize money, following a four-way deal that left $20,000 in play for the winner. It was his second win of the festival, after earlier side event success, and secures Alache’s status as one of the LAPT’s bigger stars.
LAPT Bahamas | 736 entries | $1,945,248 Prize Pool | 1st Josh Kay ($367,928)
The first-ever LAPT Bahamas event went to America’s Josh Kay, after he conquered a final table line-up that will live long in the tour’s memory. Both EPT Prague winner, Martin Finger, and 2013 PCA Main Event champ, Dimitar Danchev were among the final eight players, with Galen Hall (who also won the PCA in 2011), just missing out after exiting in ninth. Yet despite some of poker’s best and brightest breathing down Kay’s neck, it didn’t stop him from turning a final day chip lead into over $350K.
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