Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes' Satellite Winners are Competing in Next Week's EPC Velden
Thursday 20th July 2017
Winners from Intertops Poker (http://poker.intertops.eu/) and Juicy Stakes Poker's (http://www.juicystakes.eu/) online satellite tournament are on their way to Velden next week where they'll compete in the Main Event of the European Poker Championship.
Sven, one of the online poker champions on the Intertops team, is a German tennis coach. Â He plays mostly online but has played a few live tournaments -- smaller tourneys, not big buy-ins. This is his second European Poker Championship and he looks forward to returning to the Austrian spa resort for another poker holiday.
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. Video reports from the tournament, featuring interviews with the players, will be online beginning July 27th.
"Last year there were a lot of good players and a big prize pool." he said. "Like last year, I'll make this a vacation, go swimming, go out a little bit, then play the tournament. The casino is very beautiful – and there are a lot of cash games to play as well!"
Derek, a professional poker player from Los Angeles, California, also won an online satellite tournament at Intertops Poker and will be joining Sven in Austria.
He recalled the online tournament where he won his trip: "When I doubled through the chip leader, I started to realize that I might just win the tournament. At that point I had a decent stack to play with so I knew I had a good shot to take it down."
"My strategy for online tournaments is to stay cool in early stages, try to find good spots to make chips with the best hand," he added. "In later stages I get more and more aggressive. The best is winning the pots without showdown, especially in the late stage."
The online poker players each won 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.
Every day Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes host a variety of online poker tournaments including three daily free rolls and the $1500 GTD Sundowner at 7:15 Eastern every evening. Â This weekend Â the hot ticket is the Sunday Six Max six-handed tournaments series $200 GTD, $550 GTD or $1200 GTD. Sunday Six Max details are available at: https://poker.intertops.eu/en/promo/168-the-sunday-six-max and Â https://www.juicystakes.eu/promotions/sunday-six-max. Â You can register for any of these tournaments under the Tournaments tab in the poker software.