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.

TournamentCityFestival DatesBuy-In
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 TBC TBC

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 Panama

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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.

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LAPT Chile

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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.

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LAPT Bahamas

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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.

If you have any questions about LAPT, contact lapt@pslive.com

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