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Latin American Poker Tour

The PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) was a major poker tour that operated from 2008 until 2016.

It was one of four global poker tour sponsored by PokerStars alongside the European Poker Tour, Asia-Pacific Poker Tour and North American Poker Tour.

The tour ran for nine seasons featuring stops in countries such as Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and Colombia.

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LAPT Season 1 (2008)

The inaugural LAPT season featured three stops in Spring and Summer of 2008.

EventCountryWinnerPayout
LAPT Rio de JaneiroBrazilJulien Nuijten$222,940
LAPT San JoseCosta RicaValdemar Kwaysser$274,103
LAPT Punta del EsteUruguayJose Miguel Espinar$241,735

LAPT Season 2 (2008-09)

The second season of the LAPT saw the tour expand to five stops across five different countries. The second season is perhaps most well-known for the cancellation of LAPT Nuevo Vallarta in Mexico. The tournament was brought to a halt with 89 players remaining after being broken up by local authorities due to unknown reasons.

EventCountryWinnerPayout
LAPT San JoseCosta RicaRyan Fee$285,773
LAPT Nuevo VallartaMexicocancelled 
LAPT Vina del MarChileFabian Ortiz$141,426
LAPT Punta del EsteUruguayKarl Hevroy$283,580
LAPT Mar del PlataArgentinaDominik Nitsche$381,030

LAPT Season 3 (2009-10)

The third season of the LAPT was notable not only for another cancellation - this time Viña del Mar, Chile due to an earthquake - but the two wins of Nacho Barbero, who became the first player to win two titles on the LAPT. What's more exciting, is that his wins came back-to-back, just four months apart.

EventCountryWinnerPayout
LAPT Playa ConchalCosta RicaAmer Sulaiman$172,095
LAPT Punta del EsteUruguayJose Barbero$279,330
LAPT Viña del MarChile(cancelled - earthquake)(cancelled)
LAPT LimaPeruJose Barbero$250,000
LAPT FlorianópolisBrazilMatthias Habernig$248,004
LAPT Grand Final RosarioArgentinaMartin Sansour$322,280

LAPT Season 4 (2011-12)

The fourth season was the first time the LAPT visited Colombia, with the festival breaking the record for largest LAPT Main Event in history with 681 players (surpassing LAPT Vina del Mar earlier in the season).

EventCountryWinnerPayout
LAPT Sao PauloBrazilAlex Manzano$368,703
LAPT Viña del MarChileMurilo Figueiredo$146,000
LAPT LimaPeruKemal Ferri$207,400
LAPT Punta del EsteUruguayAlex Komaromi$244,720
LAPT MedellinColombiaJulian Menendez$165,992
LAPT Grand Finals Carnival PokerBrazilDaniele Nestola$188,721

LAPT Season 5 (2012)

EventCountryWinnerPayout
LAPT Viña del MarChileAlirio Diaz$129,470
LAPT Punta del EsteUruguayMarcelo Fonseca$144,240
LAPT MedellinColombiaRobbie Renehan$147,877
LAPT PanamaPanamaLeo Fernandez$171,930
LAPT Peru Grand FinalPeruJordan Scott$168,210

LAPT Season 6 (2013)

EventCountryWinnerPayout
LAPT Vina del MarChilePablo Tavitian$184,220
LAPT BrazilBrazilVictor Sbrissa$252,971
LAPT MedellinColombiaWeider Gutierrez$86,947
LAPT PeruPeruPatrício Rojas$123,840
LAPT PanamaPanamaGalal Dahrouj$132,535
LAPT Uruguay Grand FinalUruguayCarter Gill$218,692

LAPT Season 7 (2014)

In July 2014, Fabian Ortiz became the second two-time LAPT champion alongside fellow Argentinian Nacho Barbero. He won LAPT Panama for $143,930.

This season also marked the departure of Humberto Brenes from Team PokerStars Pro Latin America.

EventCountryWinnerPayout
LAPT ChileChileMario Javier López$117,991
LAPT BrazilBrazilCaio Hey$304,501
LAPT PanamaPanamaFabian Ortiz$143,930
LAPT Peru Grand FinalPeruOscar Alache$135,488

LAPT Season 8 (2015)

In 2014, it was announced that the LAPT Grand Final originally scheduled to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay would be moved and form part of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA).

Also, just one year after winning LAPT Chile for his first LAPT title, Mario Javier López won his second title at LAPT Chile, becoming only the third player to win multiple LAPT titles.

EventCountryWinnerPayout
LAPT Bahamas at PCABahamasJosh Kay$367,928
LAPT Viña del MarChileOscar Alache$131,962
LAPT PanamaPanamaShakeeb Kazemipur$180,112
LAPT PeruPeruClaudio Moya$135,576
LAPT UruguayUruguayMario Javier López$117,991
LAPT Grand Final at BSOP MillionsBrazilYuri Martins Dzivielevski$175,155

LAPT Season 9 (2016)

EventCountryWinnerPayout
LAPT Bahamas at PCABahamasGeorgios Sotiropoulos$308,220
LAPT Viña del MarChileRodrigo Strong$120,565
LAPT PanamaPanamaAndres Carrillo$138,225
LAPT UruguayUruguayPedro Claus$90,630
LAPT Grand Final at BSOP MillionsBrazilJose Ignacio Barbero$100,064

After a one-year hiatus in 2017, the LAPT was due to resume in 2018 in Chile, but following a statement the event was cancelled.

LAPT All Time Money List

RankPlayerCountryCashes
1Jose Ignacio BarberoArgentina$ 917,510
2Victor SbrissaBrazil$ 473,076
3Jorge RamirezChile$ 386,430
4Dominik NitscheGermany$ 381,030
5Carlos Hey De LimaBrazil$ 377,972
6Joshua KayUnited States$ 376,588
7Angel GuillenMexico$ 342,658
8Martin SansourPeru$ 332,700
9Leo FernandezArgentina$ 317,884
10Carter GillUnited States$ 309,925