Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Intertops and Juicy Stakes Welcome First Four Members of the ‘Living the Dream Team’ That Will Compete in the CPT Punta Cana

Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker have completed four of six CPT Punta Cana online satellite tournament series and awarded four champions an all expense paid trip to the live tournament in the Caribbean.  Two more satellites – one which begins today and another beginning September 23, will send two more players to Punta Cana and add two more online champions to the Living the Dream Team.

So far the Living the Dream Team include: Austrian poker pro Daniel Montagnolli; Neil Slade, a recreational player from Hampshire UK; Derek Scallon, a Chicago poker pro and film producer, and Steven Loney, a businessman and casual poker player.

Daniel recently quit his job to become a full-time poker player beginning September 1.  Daniel was in the Caribbean last fall too when he came third in the CPT/WPT in St Maarten and won $1600. His biggest win to date was the No Limit Hold’em Championship Event at the 2007 Legends of Poker in Los Angeles where he came 25th and won $25,150. Montagnolli is listed on the Hendon Mob’s United States All Time Money List. He’s been active at where he’s known as Monze. Daniel shares his thoughts on his satellite tournament win on the Living the Dream poker blog today.

Neal Slade, a 44 year old builder and father of two from Hampshire, UK, plays online poker a couple of times a week trying to satellite into live events – has won seats at WSOP events, WPT, UKIPT, GPS this way. His goal is to play an EPT tournament. This will be his second live poker tournament in Dominican Republic -- he won a seat at the CPT Punta Cana two years ago and came in 6th, winning $9000.

Derek Scallon, a professional poker player from Chicago, produced a documentary on online poker called Bet Raise Fold in 2013.  He placed 122nd in the $10K No Limit Texas Hold’em World Championship at the 2006 WSOP 2006 and won $ 51,129.

Steven Loney, a toy business entrepreneur, just plays poker for fun but will be seated at the Main Event in Punta Cana with the rest of the Team thanks to some lucky cards and some smart moves at the online satellite he won in May. Steven wrote about that experience in the Living the Dream poker blog.

Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker are hosting two more online satellite tournament series that will award two more $4000 CPT prize packages and add two more online champions to the Living the Dream Team roster. One series begins today and the final series begins September 23. Step 1 tournaments ($2.00 + $.20) are held daily at 14:00, 17:00, 20:00, 23:00 and 02:00 GMT in both poker rooms. Win your way to the Finals (September 6 and October 4) or buy-in at any point in the 3-tier tournament.