PokerStars introduces LAPT Season 3 schedule

Humberto Brenes
The Shark is waiting for you at LAPT Playa Conchal.

PokerStars released the official schedule for the third season of the Latin American Poker Tour this week and it includes a plan to bring the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure under the LAPT banner.

This season the tour will offer five stops including Costa Rica, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and the Bahamas.

Easily the biggest poker tour in Latin American, the LAPT has steadily grown since its inception in May of 2008.

Season three of the tour will begin with LAPT Playa Conchal in Costa Rica, which will run Nov. 19-22, 2009.

"In just two seasons, the Latin American Poker Tour has become the biggest poker tour in the region," said Team PokerStars Pro Humberto Brenes. "It attracts the best players from Latin America and all over the world.

"Last season, the prize pool hit a million dollars in Costa Rica and I know we're going to beat that this time! I am very proud to play in Costa Rica - it's my home country and a very special event for me. Tell everyone to come here - the Shark is waiting for them!"

In addition to the main event, Brenes will host "Humberto's 'Shark Hunt' Bounty Charity Tournament" in Costa Rica with half the prize pool donated to the Whitley Fund for Nature. That donation will be matched by Brenes and PokerStars.

Following Costa Rica, the tour will go to Nassau in the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Punta del Este in Uruguay, Vina del Mar in Chile and an unidentified location in Argentina for the finale.

This is the first year the PCA has been included on the LAPT schedule and Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari said it is a welcome addition.

"I'm really happy that the tour will take in the PCA event in The Bahamas - it's one of my favorite tournaments of the year - it's got everything; with over 50 poker events and fun activities in the sun for friends and family!"

The LAPT has awarded millions of dollars in prize money and attracted thousands of players from around the world including Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Rousso, Boris Becker and Alexandre Gomes.

As always, will offer numerous satellites for the LAPT, some of which are already running on the site.

See below for the complete LAPT schedule:

LAPT Playa Conchal (Costa Rica)Nov. 19-22, 2009$2,500+$200
PCA (Bahamas)Jan. 4-14, 2010$10,000+$300
LAPT Punta del Este (Uruguay)Feb. 24-27, 2010$3,500+$200
LAPT Vina del Mar (Chile)Mar. 20-23, 2010$2,500+$200
LAPT Finale ArgentinaTBA$5,000+$300



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