InterPoker to Host Coolest Tourny

InterPoker’s first Extreme Poker event was held last year 30 feet underwater off the shores of St Kitts in the Caribbean. The winner of last year’s event, poker pro, Juha Helppi was allowed to select the venue for this years competition.

His choice was to bring the competition to Finland, his homeland, more specificaqlly to the world’s largest snow castle. The chilly venue is made up of around 60,000 cubic feet of snow and ice and maintains a constant internal temperature of well below freezing. Juha Helppi said, “The snow castle is very beautiful and very cold -- just like the city where I grew up. I will be right at home in the castle, and aim to take advantage of home field advantage in every way possible.”

InterPoker spokesperson Peter Marcus is looking forward to the event. 'While Juha undoubtedly has the home field advantage in this tournament, there is always the possibility that a competitive and talented US professionals or one of our InterPoker online qualifiers will take the title from Juha,' he said.

Online tournaments to qualify for the tournament will be held at InterPoker at 11.00 AM EST (4 PM GMT) on Sunday, March 12th. The three winners of Internet qualifying rounds will receive a complete Extreme Poker prize package including airfare, hotel and meals for the trip to the Arctic Kemi Snow Castle. The winner of the Kemi Finland event will not only claim the title of 'Extreme Poker Champion,' they will also win an automatic entry into the 2006 Final Extreme Underwater Poker Championship in St. Kitts. - 2006-03-13 17:44:31

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