After the unfortunate cancellation of the PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour Mexico event, PokerStars has decided that they will offer the 89 players that were still in the event a chance to finish the tournament.
While the details are still being worked out, it appears that PokerStars is attempting to nail down a fair start time for what they are calling a freeroll. This freeroll will be available to all 89 of the players that were remaining at the cancellation of the tournament. All players will begin the freeroll with the same chip count that they had at the close of the live event.
When play gets down to the final nine competitors, those players will be flown to Vina del Mar, the LAPT’s stop in Chili, where they will play a televised final table. PokerStars will also try to make amends for the fiasco by adding more money to the pot. Sarne Lightman, Director of Marketing for PokerStars Latin America made this statement: “We know that many of the remaining players wanted the opportunity to finish this tournament and earn their shot at an LAPT title. Although the tournament was suspended and the prize money distributed, PokerStars still wants to offer the players this extra opportunity. PokerStars will also be adding $50,000 in prize money to the final table.”