Everest Poker Players Put on Strong Showing at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris

30 June 2006

Newspaper

Everest Poker sent three players to Paris to compete in the Grand Prix de Paris, one of the stops on the World Poker Tour.

Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) June 28, 2006 — Everest Poker sent three players to Paris to compete in the Grand Prix de Paris, one of the stops on the World Poker Tour:

Our players’ competitive level just keeps improving

  • Asheru (France)
  • abbas23 (Germany)
  • gabatch (France)

All three players were winners in Everest Poker’s Direct Entry Satellite for the WPT Grand Prix de Paris. Each player earned a prize package which included the 10,000€ buy-in for the event, as well as $800 in spending money.

abbas23 was eliminated in the first round, but both Asheru and gabatch played skillfully enough to advance. With 140 players battling to start the second round, Asheru found himself out of the tournament after moving all-in with a pair of Aces, beaten by three Kings.

gabatch, meanwhile, managed to hang in and found himself in 28th place near the end of the day. With the top 27 players finishing in the money, gabatch was on the bubble, needing to survive one more elimination in order to walk away with guaranteed prize money. After moving all-in with a pair of Kings, gabatch also fell victim to bad luck, losing to a flush on the river.

Despite the turn of events, gabatch remained cheerful and gracious, remarking, “Thanks to Everest Poker for letting us live our dream!”

“Our players’ competitive level just keeps improving,” said Sandrine Dubois, Everest Poker’s French Marketing Manager. “They’re starting to become a force on the live tournament circuit, and we look forward to having one of them win the Grand Prix de Paris someday!”

For more details and photos of the Grand Prix de Paris, visit the Everest Poker Blog at www.everestpokerblog.com

Everest Poker is also currently featuring satellite tournaments for the following events:

  • The Everest Poker European Championship, an exclusive Everest Poker event taking place September 9, 2006.
  • The World Series of Poker Main Event, taking place July 28 – August 10, 2006, at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • The Legends of Poker, a World Poker Tour event taking place August 26-30, 2006, at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California.

For more information, please visit Everest Poker

About Everest Poker

Everest Poker is the first site dedicated to the international poker playing community. Recognizing the many non-English speaking poker enthusiasts around the world, Everest Poker has built the only poker software fully localized in 11 different languages. In addition, Everest Poker offers poker players customer support in 15 languages, and is involved with local poker initiatives through partnerships and participation in national, European and worldwide tournaments.

Everest Poker is owned by Ultra Internet Media (“UIM”). Incorporated in 1997, UIM is one of the pioneers of multi-lingual online casino gaming, localizing its casino and poker products into 15 languages. UIM entertains users every day from over 200 countries around the world.