Everest Poker Announces Results of First Live The Dream Tournament

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The online poker room's Live The Dream promotion gives 10 players the chance to become a professional poker player for a year. In addition to online and live poker skills, players will be judged based on their charisma, blogging skills, and more. Direct entry tournaments are held each Monday for seats in the Live The Dream casting sessions.

Everest Poker http://www.everestpoker.com today announced the winners of the first tournament in the online poker room's Live The Dream promotion, where ten players will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to become a professional poker player. The top ten finalists from each of the direct entry tournaments will be invited to Everest Poker's first-ever casting call, where the competition will begin in earnest. In addition to this, they'll get their share of a guaranteed $10,000 prize pool.

"This is the most unique event we've run so far," said Jonathan May, Everest Poker property manager. "It'll take a player with the perfect combination of poker skills, brand knowledge, and charisma to get in the final group."

632 players joined in the action at the first direct entry tournament in the Live The Dream promotion, creating a prizepool of $63,200 for the players. First place and $13,904 belonged to France's nettou; GunSlinger from Denmark took second place and $7,584. Italy's fabymac walked away in third place with $5,688. The rest of the winners were as follows: morpheo (Spain) $4,424; tofmoute76 (France) $3,160; etirow (France) $2,528; Beseker (Germany) $1,896; pokerlee00 (The Netherlands) $1106; bebar (France) $948; achil07 (France) $790.

"We're already off to a fantastic start with Live The Dream," added May. "I look forward to seeing what happens next!"

More information about Everest Poker's Live The Dream event can be found at http://www.everestpoker.com/en/livethedream/ . To join in the action and play poker free online, download the free Everest Poker software from http://www.everestpoker.com/dload . Tournament schedules are available through RSS and XML feeds at http://www.everestpoker.com/tournament/current-schedule.html .

About Everest Poker

Everestpoker.com is the first site dedicated to the international poker playing community. Recognizing the many non-English speaking poker enthusiasts around the world, Everest Poker has built the only poker software fully localized in 11 different languages. In addition, Everestpoker.com offers poker players customer support in 15 languages, and is involved with local poker initiatives through partnerships and participation in national, European and worldwide tournaments. Everest Poker is owned by Ultra Internet Media. For more information, please visit: http://www.everestpoker.com

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