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WSOP, Avalanche glory at Everest Poker
Not every World Series of Poker online qualifier was for the Main Event. Everest Poker sent 39 of its top players to Event 49, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, where they tried their hand against more than 3,000 other players for a piece of the $4.3 million prize pool.
The 39 players who headed to Vegas courtesy of the poker site also received gift bags loaded with Everest Poker swag, and got to attend the poker site's party at the Palms Hotel and Casino.
"I'm tempted to say that our party at the Palms was even more enjoyable than the actual event," said Jonathan May, Everest Poker property manager. "All of our players got some of that trademark Everest Poker hospitality."
A few players might argue that point. While the party may have been a blast, three players also cashed in WSOP Event 49, making their trip even more prosperous.
Mikael Johansson (Sofia19) was the highest placing Everest Poker player, coming in at 192 place to win $3,871. Francisco Lopez (pakito) finished at 217 for $3,441, and Albes Danal (chefe) came in at 225 for $3,441 as well.
The World Series qualifiers weren't the only players at Everest Poker feeling lucky recently. Seventeen players climbed to the top of the Everest Poker Avalanche Round 3 qualifier recently as well to move on to the online final Sept. 17.
The players who qualified June 30 are:
- Gino2006 from Italy
- Memorax from England
- Wateenonzin from The Netherlands
- Pafax from Germany
- Samrenkema from the United Kingdom
- Darpagon from France
- Supersinner from Italy
- Leytonnn from France
- Whitecobra from The Netherlands
- Gregor1 from Germany
- B_emanual from the United Kingdom
- --icebeer-from Japan
- Neo_x_hiro from The Netherlands
- HUMan666 from Sweden
- IThinkICall from The Netherlands
- Tesouf from France
- Pcm666 from Germany
They will all get a shot at a guaranteed $1 million prize pool in the Avalanche finale.
"The online finale is going to be an exciting event, but once the final 10 slots are filled, the real fun begins," said May.
At that point, the game will be stopped and the remaining players will be transported to an undisclosed location to play the rest of the tournament live.
For more information or to begin your climb to tournament glory in the Avalanche, visit Everest Poker.