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LAPT Grand Final Begins in Argentina Thursday

City Center Casino is final stop of season 3


Jose BarberoThe PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) makes its final stop of season 3 with the $5,000 buy-in Grand Final main event running tomorrow through Sunday at the City Center Casino in Rosario, Argentina.

Team PokerStars Pros Chris Moneymaker, Dennis Phillips, Victor Ramdin, Ruben Visser and Jorge Arias have confirmed that they will play in the event, but perhaps the most anticipated participant will be Jose “Nacho” Barbero. That’s because Barbero has won two LAPT main events this season already — at Punta del Este in Uruguay and Lima in Peru — for more than $500,000. This week’s LAPT visit is in Barbero’s native Argentina.

The main event will give players 20,000 in starting chips, and levels are an hour each. Day 3 and the final table action will be televised. On Monday, a televised $10,000 high roller challenge is scheduled.

Here’s a rundown of the schedule:

Thursday, September 23: Main Event Day 1
Friday, September 24: Day 2
Saturday, September 25: Day 3
Sunday, September 26: Final Table
Monday, September 27: $10,000 High Roller Challenge