The well-known online poker site, Everest Poker has recently announced a poker cup dedicated to amateurs. This cup is called the Everest Poker International Cup (EPIC) and it consists of a series of online qualifiers resulting in 50 finalists who will take part in the Epic Live Finale in Alicante, Spain, 9-11 September 2011. The final winner will get $75,000.
The Epic Live Finale will have a $1,500 buy-in, accommodation costing $575 for 2 nights spent at the Hotel Spa Porta Maris, will offer dinners, a welcome party as well as $425 in cash for travel expenses.
There are a few stages to go through to win the EPIC package:
Step 1– Participate in the Free EPIC Feeders, which will take place 5 times daily, and finish in the top 10 to advance to step 2. Another way to advance to step 2 is to play and earn 5 Summit Points each day for 5 days of the previous week which earns you a free token.
Step 2– Next come the Weekly Satellites held every Sunday at 19:15 GMT. Only those who finish in top 25 will go to the next level. It is also possible to skip step 1 and buy directly your entry to step 2 for 250 Summit Points.
Step 3– The entry to the EPIC Tournament will be held on August 1 and 29 at 20:00 GMT in order to determine the 20 winners of the EPIC prize packages. Each of these EPIC Direct Entry Tournaments will award $25,000 cash plus 10 live finale packages. Of course, you can also buy directly into one of these events for 25,000 Summit Points.
A surprise awaits players who are new to the site or intend to sign up. They will benefit from the Fast track to Alicante Epic Rookie Satellites! They run every day at 19:15 GMT and are free for new players. The daily 10 finalists will be sent straight to Step 3, the Epic Direct Entry qualifier, where they will have the chance to win $25,000 and the entry to the final EPIC event!