Several players from Sweden, Spain, and Italy qualified for the inaugural Everest Poker European Championship to be held in Barcelona, Spain, in September, Everest Poker announced last week. The event will host a playing field of 100 and a prize pool of €50,000.
On Saturday, April 29, two Everest Poker players from Stockholm, Sweden - "ichmich" and "MrD83" - qualified to represent Sweden at the Everest Poker European Championship event, beating over 80 other players live at Klubb Parti, a private poker club in Stockholm. An additional five Swedish satellites will be offered this month in Göteborg, Karlstad, Virsbo, Nyköping, and Kristianstad.
In Madrid, Spain, on April 30, 2006, Madrid resident Juan José García beat over 100 other players to win the first live Italian satellite. Live tournaments will continue to run in that country throughout May and June.
And, on May 6, 2006, Zoran Rajovich from Cagliari, Italy, defeated over 70 competitors from that city to take his place as one of Italy's representatives this fall. Three more satellite tournaments will be held in Italy this month, including one in Turin and two in Milan.
Land-based qualifiers will also be held in Holland and Denmark, while online events will continue to run at Everest Poker until August, 2006.
"ichmich," "MrD83," García, and Rajovich join several German players who qualified in March and April of this year. Each player was awarded a €900 prize package, including the €500 championship buy-in and €400 for travel and accommodation expenses.
The Everest Poker European Championship is a pan-European poker series consisting of land-based and online satellite freerolls. The tournament launched in March 2006, and will culminate with a championship event at the Casino de Barcelona on September 9, 2006.
Please see Everest Poker for further details.