|Six amateur poker players have battled their way past thousands of online competitors to represent their countries at the ActionPoker.com $500,000 Poker Shoot-Out in London on December 1.|
The finalists, some of whom have never previously played for high stakes in a live environment, represent a sweeping trend of online poker players who are making the transition from winning regularly at home to competing at major live tournaments.
ActionPoker.com is ensuring the finalists will be well catered for in what will be for most, their first live event. The players will be driven around London in limousines and provided accommodation in a top hotel before settling down to their main course of business. The winner of the tournament will claim the title ‘International Man of Action’ as well as taking home $200,000 with the remaining finalists sharing $170,000 between them.
Of the finalists at the Poker Shoot-Outs table there are two players representing Finland, two from Canada, one from the UK and one from El Salvador, all of whom qualified through online satellite tournaments.
The tournament will be screened on SKY Cable’s PokerZone channel next spring, although action from the event will available on the ActionPoker.com website in the weeks following the tournament.