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Women top Japan Cup qualifiers

13 Jul 2007

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Everest Poker has announced that two of the June Everest Poker Japan Cup qualifying tournament winners were women. At the June 23 Japan Cup live qualifier at Bar Jack in Tokyo, Everest Poker player Marisuke claimed the top spot. The June 30th qualifier in Osaka saw Akemin take her place. A series of online and live qualification events, the Everest Poker Japan Cup gives players the opportunity to compete live for a prize package worth $20,000.

"Statistically, this is quite remarkable," said Jonathan May, Everest Poker's property manager. "We were aware that the popularity of poker among Japanese women was growing, but having two of the winners so far be female is a testament to their skill."

At the end of August, things get very interesting. The 30 qualifying players each receive a $1400 prize package that includes travel and an entry fee to the final live event held on Tinian island.

Marisuke is a video game enthusiast and artist that has been playing poker for 9 years and runs a design company. Akemin, who works for an advertising firm, has been playing poker for three years and also enjoys casino gaming.

"This is our first event designed exclusively for our Japanese players and we're making very special," said Jonathan May, Everest Poker property manager. "Starting on April 20th, we began hosting live qualifying events in the Tokyo area."

Japanese players can participate in both the online and live qualifying events at no cost. The first online tournament for the Everest Poker Japan Cup was held on April 12th and two online qualifiers will be held each month through the month of August.

"At the end of August, things get very interesting. The 30 qualifying players each receive a $1400 prize package that includes travel and an entry fee to the final live event held on Tinian island." May added. "The winner from this event walks away with a prize package worth $20,000 and bragging rights!"

 
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