RULES AND REGULATIONS

In the following list, items in Section A relate to the television production and 'LAPT' Ltd. requirements, and apply to each event on the 'LAPT'. Section B covers the 'LAPT' Tournament Rules and Regulations guidelines and may differ slightly from venue to venue.

Section A:

Regulations relating to the wearing of branded logos by players at any event on The Latin American Poker Tour 'LAPT':

  1. Players will be allowed to wear company logos/branding on their shirts provided that the following restrictions are accepted and implemented:
    • One poker product logo (subject to the other terms and conditions hereof) on the front of the shirt  such logo to be no larger than 10.9 square inches/70 square cm
    • One non-poker product logo (subject to the other terms and conditions hereof) on the front of the shirt such logo to be no larger than 4 square inches/25.8 square cm
  2. For the purposes of these terms:

    “poker product” shall mean a product that promotes or is associated with, whether in whole or in part, poker.

    “non-poker product” shall mean a product which does not in any way promote and is not in any way associated with, either in whole or in part, poker.
  3. Other than as set out in paragraph 1 above, a player is not permitted to wear any other branding on any part of the clothing or body.
  4. Players will be permitted to wear baseball caps, hats and use card protectors throughout the Event provided that no sponsor logos (whether poker or non-poker) are visible on them.
  5. Subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, a player will be permitted to wear sponsor logos which are not those of the headline sponsor ("PokerStars.net") provided that such player informs LAPT what these sponsor logos are in the waiver form completed by the player prior to the Event as referenced in paragraph 23 below.
  6. Notwithstanding any other term hereof, a player is prohibited from wearing any logo promoting, advertising or in any way associated with any of the following: guns, adult content, distilled spirits or alcoholic beverage, male enhancements, movies, television shows and anything else which LAPT determines, in its sole discretion, to be unlawful, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
  7. No more than 10% of the overall entry field at any event on the 'LAPT' can wear the branding/logos of any single company with the exception of the headline sponsor of that event. If more than 10% of the players from any single company are wearing the branding/logos of any single company, then the players themselves or a company representative must decide which players wear the branded clothing. If no decision is made, then LAPT will high card the players to make a decision.
  8. No more than 2 players on the final table can wear the logos of any single company. If more than 2 players from any single company reach the final table then the players themselves or a company representative must decide which 2 players wear the branded clothing. If no decision is made, then LAPT will high card the players to make a decision. Any player starting the final table with no logos must remain wearing no logos throughout the final.
  9. Latin American Poker Tour Ltd and the Tournament Director will have absolute discretion to approve the clothing and apparel worn by the players during the event. They will also have the right to remove any logo, image or words on the players' clothing and apparel, which in the opinion of Latin American Poker Tour Ltd or the Tournament Director contravenes the requirements of the commissioning broadcaster, LAPT or any regulatory body.
  10. Some preliminary rounds, and the final table, will be filmed for transmission and broadcast as a delayed television series.
  11. Players competing in any event on the LAPT are required to permit their image to be shown on television internationally, without restriction and in all forms of media. Entry into each tournament is taken as that player giving their consent to participate in the TV coverage.
  12. Furthermore, all consents under the UK Performers Rights Protection Acts 1958 to 1972, or under similar legislation in other countries of the world in connection with the player's performance in any event forming part of the LAPT, and the exploitation of the player's performance in any event on the Latin American Poker Tour by any means and in all media including (but not by way of limitation) all forms of theatrical exhibition, television broadcast, internet, and video gram exploitation are hereby granted and assigned by the player to Latin American Poker Tour Ltd.
  13. Any player playing in any event on the LAPT acknowledges to Latin American Poker Tour Ltd that the entire copyright throughout the world in any film and /or video or other recordings of themselves taken or made during any event on the 'LAPT' shall belong to Latin American Poker Tour Ltd.
  14. The player warrants to Latin American Poker Tour Ltd that they are able to assign all such rights and give such acknowledgements.
  15. Any player in any event on the 'LAPT' agrees to carry out any reasonable request by Latin American Poker Tour Ltd during the event to assist in publicizing, televising or promoting the event.
  16. Any player playing in any event on the 'LAPT' agrees to disclose their hole cards to the hidden camera at the final table and any refusal to do so could lead to disqualification from the event with no prize money being awarded and no refunds given.
  17. Players must make themselves available to attend press conferences and/or television interviews at any reasonable time during any event on the 'LAPT' if requested by Latin American Poker Tour Ltd or the Tournament Director.
  18. Latin American Poker Tour Ltd reserves the right to add or amend any tournament rules, as they l appropriate. This will be done for the benefit of the game and all contestants will be informed of such changes as and when they occur.
  19. A condition of entry into any tournament on the 'LAPT' will be the completion and signing of a release form detailing all the above and distributed at the individual events by 'LAPT' and the event organisers.

Section B:

In the first series of the Latin American Poker Tour ('LAPT') it is hoped that each venue will adhere to the following rules and regulations. However, due to local gaming body guidelines there may be minor differences between events, but it is our ultimate intention to have a standardised set of rules applying to all poker tournaments within the tour schedule.

In the event of any disputes, the Tournament Director's decision at each venue on the 'LAPT' is final.

Players are advised to familiarise themselves with any local rules and regulations before entering the tournaments held there.

POKER COMPETITION RULES:

  1. Seating assignment will be determined by random draw and will not be transferable.
  2. A draw for the button will be held at each table at the beginning of the tournament and also at the final table.
  3. Players will be allocated the exact same number of chips as all other players and this amount bears no relation to the buy-in of the event.
  4. All chips must be visibly displayed at all times. A player's highest denomination chips cannot be 'hidden' and must be visible at all times. Players may not have tournament chips in their pockets at any time. A player who has chips in his pocket will forfeit the chips and will receive a penalty as per (31). The forfeited chips will be taken out of play from the tournament.
  5. There will be no foreign chips allowed on the table exclapt for a maximum of one card cap.
  6. When it is time to colour-up chips, they will be raced off with a maximum of one chip going to any player. The chip race will always start in the No 1 seat. A player cannot be raced out of a tournament. In the event that a player has only one chip left, the regular race procedure will take place. If that player loses the race, he will be given one chip of the smallest denomination still in play.
  7. Betting will be in clockwise order and must be in turn.
  8. Verbal declarations in turn are binding. Action out of turn may be binding:
    • If a player bets, raises or calls out of turn the bet stands.
    • If the player who should have acted first chooses to bet more than the out-of-turn bet, the player who acted out of turn can either make up the difference to call, or take back his bet and fold, or re-raise.
  9. If a player puts in a raise of 50% or more of the previous bet, he will be required to make a full raise. The raise will be exactly the minimum raise allowed.
  10. An oversized chip placed in the pot before the flop with no verbal declaration will be considered a call; after the flop an oversized chip put into the pot will constitute the size of the bet.
  11. When raising, a player must put the amount of the raise out in one motion or state the raise amount. By stating the word 'raise' a player protects his right to raise, but the raise must be made in one additional motion unless the player states the amount of the raise.
  12. Over-blinds (straddles) are not permitted in tournament play.
  13. Under-raises are only permitted if a player is going 'all-in'. Less than a full raise does not re-open the betting to a player who has already acted.
  14. Players must be in their seat when the dealer finishes the deal. If the player is not in their seat then the dealer will muck their hand immediately.
  15. All cards will be turned face up once a player is all-in and all action is complete.
  16. Tournament play will use a 'dead button'.
  17. When time has elapsed in a round and a new round is announced, the new limits apply to the next hand. A hand has begun with the first riffle.
  18. Players may not ask for deck changes.
  19. The one player to a hand rule will be enforced.
  20. No rabbit hunting is allowed.
  21. A player who intentionally dodges his blinds when moving from a broken table may forfeit the blinds and incur a penalty. The money will be put into the next pot and considered dead money.
  22. A player wanting to use a cellular phone must step away from the table.
  23. Verbal declarations regarding your own hand are not binding and commenting on the possible contents of an opponent's hand is allowed for the purposes of the televised tournament. However this only applies to players involved in the hand and not to players who have already passed their hand.
  24. Players who are not in the hand may not discuss the hand in play until all action is completed. Discussing cards discarded is not allowed.
  25. No player will be allowed to expose his or her cards during a hand.
  26. It is a player's responsibility to protect their own hands at all times. If a dealer kills an unprotected hand, the player will have no redress and will not be entitled to his money back. An exclaption would be if a player raised and his raise had not been called yet, he would be entitled to receive his raise back.
  27. Dealers cannot kill a winning hand that was turned face up and was obviously the winning hand.
  28. Floor people are to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as top priority in the decision making process. Unusual circumstances can, on occasion, dictate that the technical interpretation of the rules be ignored in the interest of fairness. The floor manager's decision is final.
  29. If two or more players are eliminated at the same table, the player with the higher chip count will receive the higher finishing place. During regular play, if two or more players are eliminated at separate tables, they will be assigned a finishing place based on the order of his/her elimination. In the event it is impossible to determine the order of elimination, they will equally split the prizes involved. During 'Hand for Hand' play, if two or more players are eliminated at separate tables, they will equally split the prizes involved.
  30. Management reserves the right to cancel or alter any event at its sole discretion in the best interest of the tournament or its players.
  31. Tournament tables will be balanced all the time. Players will be moved from the big blind to the worst position.
  32. A player can be issued the following penalties: (a) verbal warning, (b) missed hand penalty, (c) have a hand declared dead, (d) disqualification, or (e) elimination.

    A missed hand penalty will be assessed as follows: At the beginning of the next hand, the offender will be required to miss one hand for every player (including the offender) who is at the table. A floor supervisor can assess a one-, two-, three-, or four-round penalty (For example: 7 players x3-rounds = 21 missed hands). While on a penalty, the offender must remain away from the table. Repeated infractions are subject to escalating penalties.

    Note: If a player is moved while on a penalty, he/she will sit-out the remainder of the penalty at the new table. This action may require a player to miss and pay more than one set of blinds.

    Players who are disqualified will not be entitled to a refund, their chips will be removed from play and their standing in the tournament will be established based on the time the chips are removed from play. A severe infraction of the rules may also result in a player being eliminated from the tournament meaning additionally the player will not be entitled to any prize money.
  33. Calling for the clock procedures: Once a reasonable amount of time has passed and a clock is called for, a player will be given one minute to make a decision. If action has not been taken by the time the minute is over, there will be a 10-second countdown. If a player has not acted on his hand by the time the countdown is over, the hand will be dead.
  34. The use of bad language is strictly forbidden and will lead to penalties being imposed on the offending player/s.
  35. In the event of any disputes arising during any tournament on The Latin American Poker Tour the Tournament Director's decision is final.
  36. A player who leaves a tournament at any stage and for whatever reason is deemed to have forfeited any right to the cost of entry. The chip stack of such player will continue to be blinded off, however, should the player finish in the money once all chips have been blinded off, the player shall remain eligible for the prize which corresponds to the order of his/her finish.
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2 Bolivar  Palacios 188,200
3 Daniel Ades 115,270
4 William Ross 84,690
5 Roberto Bianchi 61,160
6 Matthias Habernig 49,400
7 Ivan Saul 37,640
8 Nico Fierro 25,880
9 Gustavo Flessak 17,050
10 Terrence Chan 17,050
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Pos. Name Cash
1 Matthias Habernig 248,004
2 Dayan Vardanega 143,500
3 Alexandre Richard Martins 87,799
4 Miguel Fernando Velasco Hoyos 64,823
5 Robson Vinicious Kozan 46,351
6 Andre Luiz  Scaff 37,058
7 Rodrigo M Scartezini 27,765
8 Rudy Blondeau 18,518
9 Pedro Velasco Adnet 12,970
10 Guilherme Marques  Garcia 12,970