World Series of Poker Tournament No Match for Team Everest; Players Sit Just Two Days From Final Table

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It's European amateur hour at the World Series of Poker this week as a handful of casual players have stepped it up, and now sit a mere two ays from playing at the final table.

This time six months ago Daan Slutter and Voitto Rintalla were online poker enthusiasts that played on Everest Poker. In April, they went to Vienna to audition to become a member of the 13-person Team Everest.

Today they are through to Day 3 (the last 1,000 from over 6,500 players) in the biggest poker tournament in the world, with a winner taking home over $9,000,000.

They join Sylvain Coeur and Peter Vitezy, who also qualified for the WSOP Main Event with Everest Poker in Day 3.

Here's a bit more on a few of the most successful Everest Poker players in Europe:

Daan Slutter, 27, a student in Twente, Holland, and has only been playing poker for two and half years, has already won $8,800 in side events at WSOP but is now closing in on the $9,000,000 main prize. Daan has 77,000 chips.

Voitto Rintalla, 30, has already made the final table of a side event at WSOP bagging a cool $57,000 as well as making headlines in Vegas for his trademark contact lenses. Voitto, from Finland, is the bass player for famous rock band Random Eyes in his native Finland and aims to be the first Fin to win a WSOP bracelet - something he has already come close to doing. Voitto has 24,700 chips.

Sylvain Coeur from Grenoble, France, with a staggering 178,200 - the average is 70,000 chips.

Peter Vitezy from Budapest, Hungary, is also still in at the 73,200 mark.

For pictures & information please call:
Ed Pownall
Everest Poker European Press Office
0044 7825 064776

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