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19 year old wins Everest Poker European Cup

26 October 2007

MONTREAL, Quebec -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Everest Poker today announced the winners of the online poker room's second Everest Poker European Cup, held in Vilamoura, Portugal on 20-21 October. The first place finisher of the event was 19-year-old Swedish player Per Vennstrom, who walked away from the final table with €21,000. 174 players from all over Europe participated in the live final event, which was run in parallel with a special poker tournament for the media. 50 journalists from titles including Gazzetta dello Sport, Live Poker, First Poker, Poker Pro, Inside Poker, and Ace Magazine.

"Per Vennstrom surprised all of us," said Jonathan May, Everest Poker property manager. "If he's got this much skill at 19, he's going to be well worth watching for in the future!"

Second place and €16,000 went to France's Richard Dutour, who lost to the 19-year-old Vennstrom after having 1,075,000 chips to Vennstrom's 320,000 at the beginning of the heads-up portion of the event. Portugal's own Roberto Machado took third place and €12,000. Other finalists included Spain's Oscar Reyes, Thomas Pauchard from Switzerland, Eric Lespinasse and Jerome Cappelier from France, and Holland's Diede Pennin, Bert Besselink, and Morloes Willems.

"Thomas Kremser did a fantastic job directing the main event," added May.

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