The decision has been taken by Everest Poker and the German Poker Players Association.
The Everest Poker European Championship is composed of live satellites around Europe and online satellites at EverestPoker.com. Up to 100 top players will compete in the final that will be held at the Casino de Barcelona on September 9, 2006. The event is going to be a 50,000 ˆ freeroll.
140 players participated in the satellite event on April 2 in Nuremberg. Martin Pongratz turned out to be a winner. Local TV station Bayerischen Rundfunk TV and local newspaper Nurnberger Nachrichten featured the event.
130 players took place in the Ulm satellite on April 7. Ralf Winkler of Stuttgart became the winner. The event was also covered by local media: the Sudwestpresse Ulm and Sonntag Aktuell newspapers and radio station Donau.
The Dortmund satellite event that was run on April 23 hosted 160 players. Ralph Klement became a winner there. The Bild Zeitung Dortmund and Waz newspapers, as well as radio station Radio 91, 2, featured the event.
Photographs, tournament results, as well as information on upcoming EPEC satellites, is available on the GPPA website at www.gppa.de and the Everest Poker Blog at www.everestpokerblog.com
No doubt, Everest Poker and the Everest Poker European Championship attract more and more players, giving anyone, not only pros and celebrities, a chance to win. The tour in Germany is being hosted by the German Poker Players Association. The upcoming live satellites in Germany are:
1) May 7, Leipzig
2) May 14, Regensburg
3) May 21, Frankfurt
4) May 28, Potsdam
Some more countries like France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark will also hold live satellites. All the winners will have a reserved seat for the final table. Moreover, they will receive 400 ˆ for travel expenses.
If you need some more information about qualification events in Germany and the Everest Poker European Championship, you may contact Karin Schmidt at [email protected].