Gibraltar 13 December, 2011 – 2011 may be coming to a close, but GSOP Live Season 2 is going strong and picking up momentum following its biggest event yet in Prague. Between 7-12 December, more than 500 party-loving players and their guests gathered at the Czech capital to share in the thrill of live championship poker in luxurious Old World style. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, the GSOP Live team decided to hold a free coin flip tournament for players in the main event, with 10 packages to the Salzburg event as the prizes. 10 lucky Prague qualifiers became even luckier when they each walked away with a ticket to the Salzburg event, valued at $2,900 USD each! Prague event winner Raigo Aasmaa took home €100,000 plus a $5,000 package to the GSOP Live Grand Final in the Dominican Republic and “Prague-ing” rights.
After a brief respite to regroup from the Prague extravaganza and see in the New Year, GSOP Live 2 will climb the Alps to Salzburg, Austria, 1-6 February, 2012. Online finals for GSOP Live Salzburg continue Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays until January 15, 2012 with Super Step Sundays running during the same period.
Salzburg next stop
GSOP Salzburg is the next event, and the last stop before April’s Grand Final in the tropical Dominican Republic. After racking up increasingly large crowds (and big wins) in Manchester, UK (August), Greece (October), and Prague (December), the live poker tour schusses its way through the Alps to its final European destination, Salzburg, in February 2012. From 1-6 February, GSOP Live is going alpine in St Johann im Pongau, which is right at the heart of Austria’s biggest ski area; the Salzburg Sportswelt.
GSOP Salzburg offers really high stakes at a super high altitude, so bring your friends, your skis and a winning attitude. Plan now to join us at the elegant Kultur -und Kongresshaus Am Dom, high in the Austrian Alps, as GSOP raises a glühwein toast to 2012 and turns Salzburg Sportswelt into Salzburg Live Pokerwelt.
As with all GSOP Live events, all players who qualify through Ongame’s online finals get to bring along a guest for free. All activities are for two (qualifier plus guest). Details of the Winter Wonderland Welcome Party and related Salzburg-centered social events will follow.
GSOP Live continues to exceed our expectations. With 500+ players, Prague set the bar really high. With Salzburg, we’re aiming even higher – the top of the Alps, in fact! It’s all downhill from here … literally, to the Grand Final in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Read more about GSOP Live Prague and GSOP Live Salzburg on gsoplive.com.
About GSOP Live
A unique live tournament collaboration between some of the strongest poker brands on the market, the GSOP Live is open to players on all levels with accessible buy-ins and inclusive stops in established and up-and-coming poker hot-spots around Europe with the Grand Final of Season 2 in Dominican Republic. Dates/Locations of upcoming events:
- 1-6 February 2012: Salzburg, in the skiing resort St Johann im Pongau
- 21-28 April 2012: Grand Final in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
For more information about GSOP Live visit www.gsoplive.com.
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