Everest Poker is once again giving poker enthusiasts the chance of a lifetime. Live The Dream permits 10 real poker players the opportunity to become sponsored poker professional for a year and travel around the world participating in the biggest poker events in the circuit with a $100,000 sponsorship agreement to support them.
Everest Poker does not support big poker names but instead invests in its own poker players allowing them to grow on the world poker stage in their own pace. Last year, Steven van Zadelhoff, Kim Wooka and Voitto Rintala took advantage of the Live the Dream event and became well-respected members of the international poker circuit.
As a result, they were promoted to full time members of the Team Everest Poker. Rintala and van Zadelhoff have since amassed more than $100,000 each in poker event winnings. The Live the Dream will begin on September 21st, 2009 with the top two hundred poker players on the online poker site over the span of the promotion period earning a trip to the live final at the Palais Auersberg in Vienna, Austria in January 2010 where the final ten players will be unveiled.
This year, players can qualify for the final in different ways: tournament and sit'n'go leaderboards, cash game leaderboards and a direct entry. At the final, poker players will be evaluated on a total of one hundred points: fifty-five points for skills, twenty-five points to be given out by player community and the last twenty will be given out by the Everest Poker jury based on live interviews in Vienna.
The ten Live the Dream winners picked will then represent Everest Poker at most lucrative poker events all over the world including the World Series of Poker Main Event. The package includes more than $30,000 in traveling expenses.