|LAPT Rio Details|
|Location||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Dates||May 3-5, 2008|
|No. of Players||300|
The three-day US$2,500 Texas No Limit Hold'em poker tournament takes place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from May 3-5, 2008. Satellites start soon on PokerStars.
Among the 250-plus players expected at LAPT Rio are Team PokerStars Pros Andre Akkari from Brazil and Humberto Brenes from Costa Rica, as well as several other Team PokerStars Pros.
The Intercontinental Hotel is located in one of Rio's most prestigious neighbourhoods, close to great nightclubs and restaurants and stunning beaches. Sao Conrado Fashion Mall is within walking distance, and it's just a short drive to Ipanema and Copa Cabana Beaches, the Rio Planetarium, and Barra da Tijuca. The nearby Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain is a must-see.
There are direct flights to Rio's international airport (Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport) from many US cities including Los Angeles, Washington, Houston, Miami and Atlanta. From other major cities, you might need to change at either Miami or Sao Paulo. There are direct flights from most South American capitals and, for Europeans, direct flights from Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Madrid, London and Paris.