Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT)

The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) is a poker tournament circuit that was established in 2008 by PokerStars. It caters to both amateur and professional poker players, with tournaments held at various locations across Latin America, such as Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

These tournaments featured a range of buy-ins to accommodate players with different skill levels and bankrolls.

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Latin American Poker Tour - LAPT Mexico City
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LAPT Season 1 (2008)

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

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
May-08LAPT Rio de Janeiro315$785,000Julien NuijtenNetherlands$222,940
May-08LAPT San Jose398$965,150Valdemar KwaysserHungary$274,103
Aug-08LAPT Punta del Este351$851,175José Miguel EspinarSpain$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.

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Nov-08LAPT San Jose219$1,000,000Ryan FeeUnited States$285,773
Dec-08LAPT Nuevo Vallarta  (cancelled) (cancelled)
Jan-09LAPT Viña del Mar216$523,800Fabián OrtizArgentina$141,426
Mar-09LAPT Punta del Este327$1,110,200Karl HevroyNorway$283,580
Apr-09LAPT Mar del Plata291$1,455,000Dominik NitscheGermany$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.

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Nov-09LAPT Playa Conchal259$628,075Amer SulaimanCanada$172,095
Feb-10LAPT Punta del Este307$1,042,060Nacho BarberoArgentina$279,330
Mar-10LAPT Viña del Mar  (cancelled - earthquake)(cancelled(cancelled)
Jun-10LAPT Lima384$931,200Nacho BarberoArgentina$250,000
Aug-10LAPT Florianópolis364$924,080Matthias HabernigAustria$248,004
Sep-10LAPT Grand Final Argentina258$1,176,200Martin SansourPeru$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).

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Feb-11LAPT Sao Paulo536$1,431,781Alex ManzanoChile$368,703
Mar-11LAPT Viña del Mar621$602,400Murilo FigueiredoBrazil$146,000
Apr-11LAPT Lima350$774,000Kemal FerriPeru$207,400
Aug-11LAPT Punta del Este422$941,480Alex KomaromiUruguay$244,720
Oct-11LAPT Medellin681 Julian MenendezArgentina$165,992
Feb-12LAPT Grand Final Brazil367$761,611Daniele NestolaGermany$167,279

LAPT Season 5 (2012)

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Mar-12LAPT Viña del Mar672$651,840Alirio DiazChile$129,470
May-12LAPT Punta del Este375$836,200Marcelo FonsecaBrazil$144,240
Aug-12LAPT Medellin337$699,609Robbie RenehanRepublic of Ireland$147,877
Sep-12LAPT Panama338$754,080Leo FernandezArgentina$171,930
Nov-12LAPT Grand Final Peru376$838,860Jordan ScottUnited States$168,210

LAPT Season 6 (2013)

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Mar-13LAPT Viña del Mar1024$1,024,000Pablo TavitianArgentina$184,220
Apr-13LAPT Sao Paulo753$1,298,932Victor SbrissaBrazil$252,971
Jun-13LAPT Medellin629$578,016Weider GutierrezColombia$86,947
Jul-13LAPT Peru557$810,440Patrício RojasChile$123,840
Sep-13LAPT Panama570$855,000Galal DahroujPanama$132,535
Nov-13LAPT Grand Final Uruguay508$1,133,340Carter GillUnited States$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.

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Mar-14LAPT Chile609$915,631Mario Javier LópezArgentina$117,991
May-14LAPT Sao Paulo1167$1,975,273Caio HeyBrazil$304,501
Jul-14LAPT Panama550$826,925Fabian OrtizArgentina$143,930
Oct-14LAPT Grand Final Peru692$1,040,420Oscar AlacheChile$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.

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Jan-15LAPT Bahamas532$1,945,248Josh KayUnited States$367,928
Mar-15LAPT Viña del Mar410$904,460Oscar AlacheChile$131,962
May-15LAPT Panama422$930,932Shakeeb KazemipurCanada$180,112
Jul-15LAPT Peru366$807,396Claudio MoyaChile$135,576
Sep-15LAPT Uruguay267$776,970Mario Javier LópezArgentina$117,991
Nov-15LAPT Grand Final Brazil426$1,009,390Yuri Martins DzivielevskiBrazil$175,155

LAPT Season 9 (2016)

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Jan-16LAPT Bahamas851$1,650,940Georgios SotiropoulosGreece$308,220
Mar-16LAPT Viña del Mar565$737,325Rodrigo StrongBrazil$120,565
May-16LAPT Panama453$721,665Andres CarrilloColombia$138,225
Sep-16LAPT Uruguay438$571,590Pedro ClausArgentina$90,630
Dec-16LAPT Grand Final Brazil329$663,658Nacho BarberoArgentina$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 Season 2023

DateEventFieldPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Mar-23LAPT Rio de Janeiro315R$3,394,340Anthony BarranqueirosBrazilR$650,000
Apr-23LAPT Montevideo346$417,900Tullio BertoliVenezuela$80,000
Aug-23LAPT Panama346$417,900Markus MeekmaNetherlands$69,934
Oct-23LAPT Foz do Iguaçu258R$1,750,000Hugo ZanottiParaguayR$330,000
Nov-23LAPT Sao Paulo771R$4,736,360Lucas RigosBrazilR$792,000

LAPT Season 2024

No details have been released for the Latin American Poker Tour schedule for 2024.

Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) All Time Money List

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

Top 10 Largest Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Main Events

RankDateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerPrize
1May-14LAPT Sao Paulo1167Caio Hey$304,501
2Mar-13LAPT Viña del Mar1024Pablo Tavitian$184,220
3Jan-16LAPT Bahamas851Georgios Sotiropoulos$308,220
4Nov-23LAPT Sao Paulo771Lucas Rigos$162,939
5Apr-13LAPT Sao Paulo753Victor Sbrissa$252,971
6Oct-14LAPT Grand Final Peru692Oscar Alache$135,488
7Oct-11LAPT Medellin681Julian Menendez$165,992
8Mar-12LAPT Viña del Mar672Alirio Diaz$129,470
9Jun-13LAPT Medellin629Weider Gutierrez$86,947
10Mar-11LAPT Viña del Mar621Murilo Figueiredo$146,000

Top 10 Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) First Place Payouts

RankDateEventMain Event WinnerPrize
1Apr-09LAPT Mar del PlataDominik Nitsche$381,030
2Feb-11LAPT Sao PauloAlex Manzano$368,703
3Jan-15LAPT BahamasJosh Kay$367,928
4Sep-10LAPT Grand Final ArgentinaMartin Sansour$322,280
5Jan-16LAPT BahamasGeorgios Sotiropoulos$308,220
6May-14LAPT Sao PauloCaio Hey$304,501
7Nov-08LAPT San JoseRyan Fee$285,773
8Mar-09LAPT Punta del EsteKarl Hevroy$283,580
9Feb-10LAPT Punta del EsteNacho Barbero$279,330
10May-08LAPT San JoseValdemar Kwaysser$274,103

Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Destinations

The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) has visited 16 destinations in 10 different countries. As of the end of the 2023 season, the most popular destinations are Viña del Mar, Chile and Punta del Este, Uruguay, both with eight LAPT stops each. However, Brazil remains the most popular country for LAPT stops, having hosted 11 in total (across four separate locations).

  • 8: Chile, Viña del Mar; Uruguay, Punta del Este
  • 7: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 6: Panama City, Panama; Lima, Peru
  • 3: Medellin, Colombia
  • 2: Bahamas; San Jose, Costa Rica; Rio de Janeiro
  • 1: Mar del Plata, Argentina; Rosario, Argentina; Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Florianópolis, Brazil; Playa Conchal, Costa Rica, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico and Montevideo, Uruguay