Intertops Players to Compete in $500K PPC Aruba Poker Tournament
Tuesday 18th October 2016
Intertops Poker (http://poker.intertops.eu) and Juicy Stakes (http://www.juicystakes.eu) Poker are sending another group of online satellite tournament champions to the Caribbean. Four players are heading to Aruba November 2nd for the PPC Aruba World Championship.
Aruba is one of the most exotic stops on the Poker Players Championships circuit, now in its fourth season, which includes high stakes events all over America.
"We've taken players to a bunch of live tournaments like this," said Intertops' Poker Manager. ¬†"We picked this one because there will be lots of poker action, lots of opportunities to win some cash Ė but also lots of time to enjoy some fun in the sun!"
Video: Online Tournament Champions have Won Their Way to the PPC Aruba
4 online winners from Intertops and Juicy Stakes will compete in the $500K Aruba World Poker Championships Main Event.
One member of the team, Joan Sandoval, placed 6th in the $5000 GTD at PPC Aruba last year and is looking forward to playing the Main Event this year.
"I know a lot of my competition in Aruba, actually. I know it is going to be a tough crowd with a lot of good professional players," said Joan from her home in Wisconsin. ¬†"My strategy in any bigger tournament is to play one hand at a time and concentrate on just my table and not so much everyone around me. I like to just study the people and limit big pots in the beginning and try to play premium hands...try to get a solid image on the table so I can make my occasional bluff."
Joan will be joined by Tim O'Keefe and John Curcuru, both professional poker players.
When he's not grinding online at Intertops, Tim plays mostly in casinos in Texas where he lives and in nearby Oklahoma. He also travels to Foxwoods a few times a year. ¬†This is the third time that Tim, who only recently quit his day job and turned pro, has won his way to a major live tournament like this.
No stranger to the casinos of Las Vegas where he lives, this is the second Intertops/Juicy Stakes junket for John. ¬†Also an avid chess player, John joined the Intertops team at the TKPT tournament in St Maarten this spring.
"It's great travelling with a group like this," said John. ¬†"The camaraderie really helps you cope with the pressure of the tournament. ¬†Intertops took very good care of us last time so I'm really looking forward to joining them again!"
The fourth member of the team is Texas poker mom Ashley Hines. Ashley works with her father building luxury custom homes but hits the casino several times a week. ¬†PPC Aruba will be her fourth live tourney.