LONDON, January 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Poker has awarded ten of
poker's most promising players with a $100,000 contract at the final of its
Live the Dream event in Vienna, Austria. The players, most of whom learned to
play poker or honed their skills with Everest and are active members of the
Everest Poker community, competed against two-hundred other hopefuls in one
of the most coveted poker events of the year to win a one-year sponsorship
contract with the poker room.
Over 50,000 players participated in the Live the Dream online
qualifications from September to December 2009 with two-hundred making the
cut to take part in the final live event at the prestigious Palais Auersperg
on January 9th and 10th. The second edition of Everest Poker's flagship
promotion was hailed a success by players, press and poker professionals
alike as participants were judged through a series of tests evaluating their
live and online poker skill level and brand ambassador qualities.
Throughout October and November 2009, qualified players were invited to
complete their profiles on a specially designed social media platform
http://www.everestpoker.com/livethedream allowing them to be judged on their
blogging skills. At the final event, a judging panel comprising of players,
press and poker professionals worked through a transparent scoring process to
assess each player's qualities. Points were awarded for online poker skills,
live poker ability, ambassador quality and a newly added criterion of popular
voting. Players had access to the Live the Dream scoring breakdown throughout
the two-day final event.
The ten finalists who won were Fabien "SchumyFab" Perrot, Leonard
"leoledingo" Truche and Julien "Garrincho54" Claudepierre from France, Ronny
"Spadesman" Pickard and Tobias "Tobestar11" Wagner from Germany, Koen
"koendb" de Bakker from The Netherlands, Javier "elflacokanu" Martinez from
Spain, Sigurd "TheBigViking" Eskeland from Norway, Thomas "DannyMcCoy"
Froslev from Denmark and the only female winner Viktoria "SexyGirl" Szlasi
The 10 Live The Dream winners will represent Everest Poker at the best
tournaments in the world for a full year including the World Series of Poker
Main Event 2010, and will receive over $30,000 in travel expenses with
packages totaling $100,000 for each player.
For biographies and photos please contact the Everest Poker press office:
Marco Trucco email@example.com or visit the Live the Dream website
for details on the promotion
Contact: Everest Poker press office: +39-331-918-37-37
SOURCE Everest Poker