More Swedish players qualify for EPEC

Three more players have qualified to represent Sweden at the Everest Poker European Championship (EPEC) this September at the Casino de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. The winners, who come from Göteborg and Virsbo, will compete in a 100-strong playing field in the main event for the €50,000 prize pool.

Stockholm resident Tobias Eriksson won the Göteborg qualifier on May 6 to secure a seat representing Sweden at the EPEC. Charles Elisson from Göteborg placed second while Rickard Sollander, also from Göteborg, placed third.

In the Virsbo qualifier held on May 13 at the Wirsbo Pokersällskaps clubhouse, Daniel Olsson and Peter Lindström each won a seat and secured their places at the championship.

"We are bringing two really good poker players to Barcelona from the Virsbo event," said Jack Hansen, Everest Poker event manager. "There is a strong possibility that one of these players will walk away with first prize in September."

Eriksson, Olsson, and Lindström join three other Swedish, and several German, Italian, and Spanish players who qualified in March, April, and May of this year. Each player was awarded a €900 prize package, including the €500 championship buy-in and €400 for travel and accommodation expenses.

Two more tournaments are scheduled to run in Sweden this month, including one in Nyköping and one in Kristianstad.

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 on how to qualify.

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