PokerStars has announced the schedule for Season 7 of the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT). The season will run through all of 2014 and will see stops in Chile, Brazil, Panama & Uruguay with one more destination to be confirmed at a later date.
Season 6 of the LAPT was record breaking as the prize pool of that year saw it in excess of $9,700,000 with more than 4,000 players playing in the Main Event alone. Season 6 saw a 25% increase in players year over year and Season 7 should be no different.
David Carrion who is the LAPT President had the following to say about Season 7:
Season 6 was LAPT’s best ever, with the number of unique players growing at a dramatic rate by any standards in the world. We are committed to maintaining our re-entry proposal, along with improvements in the overall schedule after taking into consideration player feedback. Our partners are committed to the festivals, and players are enjoying the repeated stops and similar dates. We have high expectations to continue to deliver an accessible tour with large fields and strong prize pools, always under the umbrella of superb service and authentic poker.
Michael Ward who is the LAPT Tournament Director had the following to say about the Season 7 schedule:
LAPT 7 is going to be more exciting than ever. We have added a $500 NLH Freeze-Out event with 30-minute levels, as well as a $500 NLH Deep Stack Turbo with a single re-entry to this season’s line-up. We have also standardised all Main Event buy-ins across the year at $1,700, except for the Grand Final at $3,000, and raised the buy-in of the NLH Unlimited Re-entry event from $500 to $1,100. I hope that our regular players enjoy the improvements in the schedule and that we attract even more new ones.
Latin American Poker Tour Season 7 Schedule
|Chile, Viña del Mar
Enjoy Casino and Resort
|March 19-23, 2014||$1,550 + $150|
|LAPT/BSOP Brazil, São Paulo
Holiday Inn Anhembi
|May 30-June 3, 2014||R$3,910 + R$490|
|Panama City, Panama
Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel and Casino`
|July 23-27, 2014||$1,550 + $150|
|TBC||September 10-14||$1,550 + $150|
|Lima, PeruAtlantic City Casino||October 15 – 19, 2014||1,550 + $150|
|LAPT Grand Final
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Mantra Resort, Spa and Casino
|November 26-30, 2014||$2,700 + $300|