partypoker LIVE to host debut Latin America Poker Championships. $2,000,000 in total guarantees including $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event. Partypoker LIVE is joining forces with one of South America’s premier resorts – Enjoy Conrad in Uruguay – to host the first ever Latin America Poker Championships. The event is kicking off in February with $2,000,000 in total guarantees including a $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event.
The inaugural Latin America Poker Championships runs over nine days – from 24th February to 4th March – at the super-stylish Enjoy Conrad Resort and Casino in Punta del Este. partypoker offer plenty of online satellites leading up to the start of the $1,000 + $100 Main Event, with twenty $1,500 prize packages guaranteed every week. Satellites get underway the first week of January with players able to win packages from as little as $0.01.
The Latin America Poker Championships is already set to be one of the most exciting events in the region. Known as the ‘St Tropez of South America, Punta del Este is Uruguay’s premier seaside resort with pristine beaches, prime surfing, great restaurants and vibrant nightlife. The city is easily reached from the Uruguay capital of Montevideo, and is just a short flight away from the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. The Conrad Punta Del Este Resort and Casino is one of South America’s best-known poker venues and has already hosted numerous prestigious tournaments.
partypoker LIVE already has a notable presence in Latin America and was the exclusive online provider for the World Series of Poker Uruguay Main Event which took place in December 2017 at Enjoy Conrad. partypoker’s roster of sponsored pros in attendance included top Brazilian poker pro Joao Simao and Argentina’s Richard Dubini.
partypoker Ambassador Simao, who has over $6 million in online cashes said: “I am really thrilled about the launch of the Latin America Poker Championships. Punta del Este is one of the most beautiful resorts in the world and an amazing poker destination. I’m looking forward to welcoming hundreds of partypoker players to Uruguay, and the first Latin America Poker Championships.”
partypoker LIVE president John Duthie added: “Our partypoker satellites mean that players from all over the world are going to have the chance to compete at the Latin America Poker Championships. Poker has taken off in Latin America in a major way in recent years so it’s a very exciting time to be playing there. I’m delighted that we are hosting another event in the region, especially somewhere like Punta del Este which is such a fabulous destination; I know players are going to love it.”