Everest Online Poker Room has issued a press release announcing an upcoming poker tournament that looks like the online gaming sites largest event ever. Called the Everest Poker European Championship, this tournament is scheduled to bring players together from all over Europe, including Holland, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia, France and Italy. Open to all online players/members of Everest Poker, the tournament will be running through September of 2006, and will consist of a series of free roll online tournaments. The winners of the satellite tournaments will culminate into a showdown of one-hundred players at the Casino de Barcelona in Spain.
First place will walk away with a 50,000 prize pool, while the winners of local and online tournaments will, at the very least, receive 900 to cover the 500 buy-in at Casino de Barcelona and traveling expenses to the world famous casino resort. Taking into consideration the diverse backgrounds of all those entering the online poker sessions, Everest Poker is specifically catering to each local tournament, providing for the needs of each corresponding market. As such, the tournament is open to all players, of any skill level. Even better, the tournament is structured to give all players an equal chance at staying alive.
Having chartered the poker tournament industry with the likes of the German and French Poker Tours, Everest is well-suited to throw a poker tournament on a much wider scale. The first round of action is already underway in Germany, where players have begun competing in preliminary rounds. However, players can still join, which the German Poker Players Association (the only German poker group licensed to organize poker tournaments in Germany) is trying to incite. Players from all kinds of backgrounds, financial status and skill level are being encouraged to join up in the action at Everest right now.