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Satellite Tournaments at Intertops Poker & Juicy Stakes Begin Tomorrow for the European Poker Championship in Velden, Austria

Wednesday 12th April 2017

The winner of an online satellite tournament beginning tomorrow at Intertops Poker ( and Juicy Stakes Poker ( will compete in the prestigious European Poker Championship in Velden, Austria this summer.

Last year three online satellite tournament winners from Intertops and Juicy Stakes (Tim O'Keefe, Gabor Kresco and Emil Hegedus) competed in Velden.

The three-tier tournament series begins with Step 1 tourneys with just a $3 buy-in.  You can win your way from there to the Final on April 23rd. If you are the ultimate champion, you will receive a $4000 prize package that includes €2700 buy-in to the EPC main event (July 27th to 30th), accommodation at a premium hotel close to the casino and cash for travel expenses.

Video: European Poker Championship: Online Satellite Tournaments

Poker rooms sending online winners to compete in prestigious poker tournament in Velden, Austria this summer.

"I wish I could say I took home the title in Velden, but the experience itself was a win for sure," recalls O'Keefe. "We all made day two, which is always tough and a plus for any poker player. The big buy-in and long structure always bring around the better players, so just making it that far was quite an accomplishment. I was a bit jealous the others hit the beach without me but I can't complain too much since I was playing for a chance at $142K and the trophy!"

Tim was eliminated early on Day 3 but Emil went out in 6th place. He was disappointed it wasn't a win, but the $26k in his pocket made him feel better very quickly!

"The idea of scooping a win for insane amounts of money for only a cheap satellite entry online is living the dream to be sure!" said O'Keefe from his home in Texas.  "Not only do Intertops and Juicy Stakes pick great tournaments in great spots, they over deliver on taking care of their players."

Players can enter European Poker Championship online satellite tournaments under the Tournaments tab in the poker software. Intertops players will find further information at Details are also available at Juicy Stakes at

This year the EPC Velden prize pool is estimated to be over €700,000 (over $770,000). Players from all over Europe (especially Germany and Italy) will play tournaments and cash games on more than 40 tables at the exclusive lakeside resort.

Both Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes welcome players from anywhere in the world. They’re the busiest online poker rooms on the Horizon Poker Network and also offer a selection of casino games.  This weekend players can get 35% of their last deposit back if they bust playing the poker room’s slots.

$770K EPC Velden: Online Satellite Tournament Schedule

STEP 1 ($3+$.30)
1 Step 2 ticket awarded
5X daily, April 13 – 22, 10:10am / 1:10pm / 4:10pm / 10:10pm / 4:10am EDT

STEP 2 ($9+$.90)
1 ticket to Final awarded
Daily, April 15 - 22, 2:30 pm EDT

LAST CHANCE ($1 + $.10)
1 ticket to Final awarded
Sunday, April 23, 1:00 pm EDT

FINAL ($100+$10)
1 $4,000 EPC prize package awarded
Sunday, April 23, 3:30 pm EDT

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