Everest Poker Team Achieves Meteoric Tournament Success in Record Time

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The thirteen-member professional poker team, assembled from all across Europe, has quickly made a name for itself on the poker tournament circuit with big wins and bigger personalities.

As the dawn of a new PokerStars.com European Poker Tour begins, the Everest Poker Team is now 'living their dream' as they approach the halfway mark of their year-long quest to become poker professionals.

With four of the eleven team members cashing at the world's biggest tournament, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in July, the Everest Poker Team is already a respected force throughout the world, and have every reason to be confident going into the new EPT season.

Eleven team members were chosen from a pool of 200 Everest Poker players. They were selected based on their performances at the "Live the Dream" event in Vienna (April 2008), which included poker tournaments, interviews, blogging and showcasing their personalities for a panel of poke pro judges and Everest Poker staff members.

At the WSOP, Live the Dream winner and Finnish rocker, Voitto Rintala, walked away from the final table of Event 52 with $57,000; while Japan's Kim Wooka left the Main Event with $23,160. Dutch team members Steven van Zadelhoff and Daan Slutter finished their run at the WSOP with totals of $12,814 and $23,160, respectively.

Last week, in the first event of the new EPT season in Barcelona, the team was represented by Spanish players Pablo Ubierna and Maria Maceiras, along with Simone Coppari, Leroy Soesman, Stefanie Bergener, Cristiano Blanco, Otto Richard and Voitto Rintala.

The ever consistent Maceiras finished the tournament, and was the highest ranked woman of EPT Barcelona with €17,300 in winnings. Rintala also proved his poker credentials were legit by cashing out in 17th place, earning €24,700.

London is the next stop on the EPT circuit where you can see Pablo, Voitto and Romain Despres compete for a £2 million prize pool. Daan Slutter, Steven van Zadelhoff and Kim Wooka make the trip across the pond to participate in World Poker Tour Niagara Falls tournament.

For further information please call:
Ed Pownall
Everest Poker Press Office (London)
0044 7825 064776

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