I take it everyone has heard now of the LAPT (Latin-American Poker Tour) event in Neuvo Vallarta, Mexico that was abruptly ended when Mexican officials stormed into the tournament area and shut down the tournament while the tournament was actually in progress. The tournament that was in progress was the $2,500 buy-in tournament which still had 89 remaining players out of the 242 players that started the tournament. Even after the tournament officials had given each player prize money and a inconvenience gift of $500, PokerStars thought that it was still not enough.
It has just been announced that PokerStars will rally all of the remaining 89 players that were forced to quit playing tournament poker in Mexico during the LAPT Neuvo Vallarta event and have them play the rest of the tournament down to the remaining nine players online at pokerstars.com. After the tournament is played down to the last remaining players online, the players will then have to wait until the LAPT event in Vina del Mar, Chile which will be held in January where they will then play a live final table. The reason for this move was PokerStars still felt that players wanted their chance at winning an LAPT event title and that PokerStars owed it to them to finish the tournament and crown a winner. It is also confirmed that PokerStars will add $50,000 to the prize pool when the final nine players meet in Vina del Mar, Chile in January.
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