Team Everest Sign Four New Poker Players

Everest PokerEverest Poker has added four new players with Leonard “leoledingo” Truche, Javier “elflacokanu” Martinez, Tobias “tobestar11” Wagner, and Koen “koendb” de Bakker, joining Team Everest in 2011. The players are from France, Spain, Germany, and The Netherlands, respectively, with all of them being well-known on Everest Poker.

All of the new Team Everest members were former Live the Dream promotion winners. As part of the Everest Poker Live the Dream promotion last year, they selected 200 candidates from a field of 8,000 players who entered, offering the qualifiers the opportunity to represent the site in major live tournaments throughout 2010.

From those 200 qualifiers, the field was further narrowed down to just ten players who all got a one-year sponsorship with the site. From the remaining players, four officially joined Team Everest.

The first of the new members is French poker player Leonard “leoledingo” Truche had earnings of nearly $50,000 in 2010, cashing in various live events including the EPT and WSOPE.

Spanish poker pro Javier “elflacokanu” Martinez is the 2008 Spanish Poker Tour champion. In 2010, Martinez had earnings of over $191,000. He tasted victory on the Spanish Poker Tour again and made a deep run in the 2010 WSOP Main Event, finishing in 90th place.

Germany’s Tobias “tobestar11” Wagner is a fairly accomplised tournament player with winnings of over $115,000 to date, cashing in one major live event in 2010, a second place finish on the Spanish Poker Tour. However, he has started off 2011 with three cashes in the first two months. He cashed at EPT Deauville in January for $10,000, then the German Championship of Poker in February, and also at the World Poker Tour’s regional event in Paris.

Finally, The Netherlands’ Koen “koendb” de Bakker is the last member to join Team Everest. He had live tournament earnings of over $125,000 in 2010, cashing at the 2010 WSOP No Limit Hold’em Triple Chance event, finishing in tenth place for $33,026. In addition, his results were good in Europe as well, making three final tables which included a third place finish at the Spanish Poker Tour’s Grand Finale in November for $48,875, his biggest payday to date.

The four players will play their first tournament representing Team Everest at The Everest Poker ONE live tournament taking place in Monte-Carlo between April 21–24.