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Latin American Poker Tour Uruguay Under Way Today

A Winner Will be Crowned Saturday


The inaugural Latin American Poker Tour is now in Punta del Este, Uruguay, for the last leg of the tour. The event kicked off today, and it is a three-day $2,700 buy-in no-limit hold’em event.

The first stop of the LAPT was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It drew 314 entrants, and Julien Nuijten of the Netherlands snagged almost $223,000 for first. Next, the LAPT went to San Jose, Costa Rica. Valdemar Kwaysser outlasted a field of 398 entrants to win the first-place prize of more than $274,000.

With the culmination of the Uruguay event, the first year of the LAPT will be in the books, having shown similar successful numbers as the other PokerStars-sponsored tours, the European Poker Tour and the Asian Pacific Poker Tour. For updates on this event, the PokerStars blog will be available under the tournament results page on