Team Everest Climbing High at World Series of Poker

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A group of amateur poker players sponsored by Everest Poker had a nice run at their first World Series of Poker event last week. One Finnish player almost secured his first-ever WSOP bracelet in the process.

In April Everest Poker took 200 amateur poker players to Vienna for the final of their Live The Dream promotion with the intention of picking ten online players to become their brand ambassadors for a whole year and play in the best - and toughest - poker tournaments in the world.

Now at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the biggest poker tournament in the world, Team Everest are already making a huge impression.

So far three of the team have been in the money in the side events which bodes well for their first attempt at the Main Event where players will pit their wits for the first prize of over $8,000,000.

Finnish player, Voitto "Random Eyes" Rintalla made the final table of Event 52, coming 9th and bagging a cool $57,000. Voitto, a famous rock star in his native Finland, is fast becoming known on the poker circuit as both a feared opponent and for his trademark contact lenses

But the list of Everest Poker winners does not stop there. Augusto Cavazzini from Venezuela who qualified for the WSOP online, investing just $3.30, walked away from Event 49 with $17,530.

Dutchman and Team Everest player, Daan "Krul" Slutter cashed $8,855 in Event 48.

Otto Richard, from France, a Team Everest member and World Champion 'Magic: The Gathering' winner transferred his skills to the poker table seamlessly earlier this week in Event 41, coming 35th and banking $4,687.

With the Main Event starting today, the Everest Poker Team are in great form as the expectation mounts on the newest professionals on the circuit.

Everest Poker are the felt sponsors of all tables at the WSOP.

For further information please call:
Ed Pownall, Everest Poker Press Office, on 0044 7825 064776


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