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Online Tournament Winner Competing at CAPT Velden This Weekend Courtesy Intertops Poker



Wednesday 9th July 2014

July 9, 2014 -- Intertops Poker (http://poker.intertops.eu) awarded prize packages for CAPT Velden to the winners of two online qualifiers this spring. The winners will be at the luxurious Austrian casino resorts for the $1,000,000 CAPT Velden tournament this weekend. Intertops’ poker manager will accompany “Christoph” to the €500 event he’s playing on Saturday.

One champion, known as Christoph, talked about his approach to tournament play before the trip to Austria.

“In the early levels I try to keep my chips together for the later stages, where the pots are bigger and making moves is more profitabl.  If the buy-in is lower, I would play more hands even in the early levels – against better knowledge.”



Last year Christoph almost won the €500 buy-in event in Velden but even so he wasn’t entirely happy with his game play.

“But  I shouldn’t have called a 3-bet shove from a tight player close to the final table with AQ. Of course you’re always smarter in hindsight.”

Set in breathtaking surroundings, CAPT Velden, July 11-20th, will have at least 25 cash tables and €1,000,000 in prize money. Christoph was one of two Intertops Poker players that won a CAPT Velden prize package that includes a €500 and €300 side event buy-ins, travel expenses, accommodation and hosting by the Intertops Poker Team. He won his prize by competing in online qualifier tournaments held in May and June at the online poker room that’s popular with players all over the world.

“I like Velden because it has so much flair. All kinds of people come to play: pros as well as people on holiday. So there’s a good mix of people and playing skills.

“Playing online has definitely helped me a lot. Even though there are big differences between online and offline poker, there is no substitute for the experience of many thousands of online hands, where you play at least 10-20x as many hands in the same time.”
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