I got this official update from PokerStars on LAPT Mexico and a press release....
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico – December 9, 2009 -- PokerStars.net today announced that they will be offering a free roll on their site to all remaining players in the suspended LAPT Mexico event. The players will start with the same number of chips they had when the tournament was suspended and they will play down to the final table. The final nine will then be flown to the LAPT Vina del Mar in Chile, where they will finish the tournament live on a televised table.
"We know that many of our remaining players really wanted the opportunity to finish this tournament and earn their shot at an LAPT title," says Sarne Lightman, Director of Marketing for PokerStars Latin America. "Although the tournament was suspended and the prize money distributed, PokerStars still wants to offer their players this extra opportunity. PokerStars will also be adding $50,000 in prize money to the final table."
PokerStars will be contacting all the players shortly with a choice of available times and dates for the free roll and will then schedule the time most convenient to most players.
There were rumors swirling around Mexico that they would play out the final 89 online at PokerStars. It seems like a good idea to offer them a shot at being on TV as of the Mexico Nine.
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