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If you're looking for adventure then the Latin America Poker Tour is your opportunity to explore a diverse culture, visit exotic countries and live life on the edge. If all you care about is money and poker and want to dominate a soft field... then head down to Costa Rica to play in the $2,500 NL opening event of the next season of the LAPT.
I'm going to Costa Rica next month to play at the LAPT Playa Conchal on November 19-22. Shit, I'm skipping a bunch of Phish shows in order to play, if that's an indication of the importance of this event. My flights are already booked. All I have to do now is win my seat.
There's a weekly $530 qualifier every Saturday on PokerStars where they are giving away prize packages worth $6,000. And they frequently run $7.77 rebuy turbo sats for the $530 qualifier. Those rebuys are insanely crazy and I played a few the other week. The majority of the players are from Central and South America and the chat box is dominated by Spanish. My Spanish is not up to snuff these days so I couldn't understand everything that one guy was spewing in the chat. He berated me for an extended amount of time when I rivered a two outer against him. I simply typed "RioStars" into the chat to diffuse any potential international riots.
For more info...
Click here for a LAPT structure sheet.
Click here for more info about Playa Conchal, Costa Rica.
Click here to Download PokerStars.
And here's two South American versions of the Tao of Pokerati that I recorded last April in Argentina...
Episode 11.1: South American Models... Special guest MeanGene discuss the highlights from LAPT Grand Final in Argentina with Pauly while they drank at the LAPT wrap party hosted in a club in a sketchy part of Mar del Plata. They touch their favorite parts of Argentina especially the sleek and silky models hired by PokerStars that were all over the tournament area.That's it for now. Hope to see you at the tables in Costa Rica. Adios.
Episode 11.2: Costa Rican Hookers... Special guest includes Chip Monkey, who Michalski nicknamed 'the Costa Rican Benjo'. Pauly and Chip Monkey discuss seedy Costa Rican strip clubs, the advantages and disadvantages of street corner trannie hookers, and the local Mar Del Plata narcotics scene.
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