Everest Poker hosted the largest independent poker tournament in German history on Sunday, March 12, 2006. The event, which took place in Troisdorf, Germany, was the second live satellite for the Everest Poker European Championship, an inaugural pan-European poker series. First place winner Björn Griese outlasted a field of over 250 players to qualify for the €50,000 championship event.
Griese joins Wolfgang Hierl, who qualified by winning the March 3 Munich tournament. Both gentlemen were awarded prize packages consisting of the €500 buy-in and €400 for travel expenses.
"The response to our Troisdorf tournament was overwhelming," said Karin Schmidt, Everest Poker's German marketing manager. "We had to close pre-registration because so many players wanted to get in. It ended up being the largest poker tournament ever outside of a casino in Germany."
Added Ms. Schmidt, "With so much buzz and anticipation building up around the Everest Poker European Championship, we are really looking forward to our upcoming satellites in Hamburg, Landau, and Nuremburg."
The German leg of the tour is being hosted by the German Poker Players Association. Other live satellite tournaments will be held in France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Denmark, and Italy.
Please see Winner Of First Everest Poker European Championship Satellite Announced for details on the first satellite of the pan-European series and on the Championship event itself.