New PokerStars Live Events Announced; Company Revives Latin American Poker Tour

PokerStars is once again adding to the company’s live tournament schedule and announced two new series coming to the Czech Republic and Latin America on Tuesday.

The news comes as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure also gets underway in the Bahamas. PokerStars Live continues to ramp up the action for players around the world.

The additions include the relaunch of the Latin America Poker Tour. As with most PokerStars Live events, players also have an opportunity to qualify online for the upcoming series.

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PokerStars heading to Czech Republic

King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, hosts the PokerStars Eureka 2023 series from March 13-20. The property is located on the border with Germany and also hosted the series last year.

The action is highlighted by the €1,100 Main Event running March 16-20 with a €1 million guarantee.

Online satellites for the event kick off Jan. 19 for players on the international platform as well as those in France, Spain, and Italy. Satellites run every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday in the lead up to the main event. Here’s a look at some other key events in the series:

  • €330 Eureka Rozvadov Cup – March 13-17
  • €1,100 Main Event – March 16-20
  • €440 Pot Limit Omaha Championship – March 17-18
  • €2,200 High Roller – March 19-20

PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour returns with Rio de Janeiro as first stop

Along with live action heading to the Czech Republic, PokerStars also announced the return of the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT). The opening event is planned for March in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city where the tour began in 2008.

The action then heads to Montevideo, Uruguay, in April. That’s followed by another Brazilian stop, this time in São Paulo for the Brazilian Series of Poker Winter Millions in July. The LAPT then returns to the city in November for the BSOP Millions. Stars officials will announce another stop soon.

“We are delighted to announce the return of this iconic series and once again hold the LAPT for poker players in Latin America,” Stars head of global live event operations Cedric Billot said in a news release. “We’re working hard to ensure that this is a spectacular series and can’t wait to head to Rio to get the show on the road.”

In the LAPT’s previous nine seasons, the tour traveled to 10 different countries. The series launched the careers of many great Latin-American players with their first major wins.

“The LAPT has a special place in the hearts of Latin American poker players and poker enthusiasts, so we’re absolutely thrilled that the tour is back,” LAPT executive director Devanir Campos said. “The tour will enable us to bring together former LAPT champions and a new generation of poker players that never got to experience this amazing event.”

What to expect from LAPT Rio de Janeiro

LAPT Rio de Janeiro takes place at the beachfront Windsor Marapendi Hotel from March 2-6. Online poker players can compete at PokerStars for a chance to win a complete tournament package. Those qualifiers as well as seat-only satellites begin on Jan. 22.

“We’ve decided to bring LAPT back to its roots,” Campos said. “The very first LAPT was held in Rio de Janeiro back in 2008, it is emblematic to have the tour’s return in the city where it all began.

“We plan to bring many familiar locations back to the calendar. LAPT was never just about playing poker, but also traveling, getting to see and experience different countries and cultures, meeting friends and, ultimately, having a lot of fun.” 

Here’s a look at several key events for LAPT Rio de Janeiro (figures in US dollars):

  • $1,500 Main Event – March 2-6
  • $3,000 Single Day 3K – March 2
  • $4,000 Single Day 4K – March 4
  • $5,000 High Roller – March 5-6
  • $800 Six-Handed Mystery KO – March 5-6
  • $3,000 High Roller PKO – March 6

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