LAPT Adds Peru Event

Latin American rebuy

by , Apr 1, 2010 | 5:05 am

The worldwide expansion of PokerStarszistan continues south of the American border… as the LAPT adds another stop — Lima, Peru. June 2-5.

The tour has struggled compared to other PokerStars tours … and has had to face obstacles ranging from policia shakedowns in Mexico to historic earthquakes in Chile … not to mention the political obstacles inherent with organizing big-money gambling operations throughout South America. But, apparently, PokerStars can’t be stopped! Seriously, when are we gonna see the Antarctic Poker Open?

The main event in Lima — which I hear is a beautiful, super-duper affordable country, btw — is a $2,700 NLH. One interesting thing about the set-up for the tournaments surrounding it is their liberal use of single-rebuy events. Solid idea, imho … it gives good players a chance to bounce back from an early bout with bad luck, while encouraging bad players to put a little more into the prize pool … but doesn’t discourage solid 1-and-2-bulleters from just avoiding the unlimited rebuyers altogether.

Meanwhile … haven’t checked the numbers yet, but word on the street from a reliable source is that Event #1 of the Bellagio’s Rebuypalooza drew only 21 players. Yikes.

2 Comments to “LAPT Adds Peru Event ”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    And 19 yesterday, the rumor was that the Bellagio changed the rest of their prelim events to $1500 events.

  2. Kevin Mathers

    What I get for not reading, but agreed on the idea of having single rebuy events. Back to the Bellagio for a moment, the Bellagio Cup VI is also a rebuy-filled event, with their $10,000 main event announced to include a single rebuy and single add-on for $10,000 a pop.