APT President Glenn Cademartori says "We are very excited to be returning to such a fabulous venue as the Mantra in Punta del Este. We hosted an outstanding event there last year with over 350 players, and we are looking to top it next month. Players will come from across the globe to enjoy everything there is to offer - 5-Star Resort, pristine beaches, world-class restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and championship poker. You can’t beat that combination - Poker tourism at its best - this truly promises to be a memorable event."
Punta del Este hosted the PokerStars LAPT Season One Grand Final. The magnificent venue lies alongside the most beautiful beaches and vistas and is considered to be the Crown Jewel of South America. Players will have the opportunity to compete against some of the world’s top players including Team PokerStars pros Andre Akkari, Alexandre Gomes, J.C Alverado, Humberto Brenes, and Victor Ramdin.
Players can win their seat to the event on PokerStars with satellites running for as little as us$ 0.25 or 250 FPP points or, buy directly into the tournament for us$ 3,500 + us$ 200. Players can also qualify via the live satellite running at the casino the night before the main event from 9:30pm to 1:00am. There is expected to be a field of over 300 players, with a second chance event starting on March 19, 2009 for us$ 1,020 + us$ 80.