Sat Champ Starts Italian Adventure

Sat Champ Starts Italian Adventure

Thursday, 16 April 2015

One German amateur will be banging heads with some of European poker's elite performers later this week after bagging a prize package to WPT National Venice from Intertops Poker.

The €200k GTD event takes place at the luxurious Casino Venezia from April 17 to 20 and Lukas W will be there after securing a prize package worth $2,000.

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An Intertops Poker player that recently won an online satellite tournament will play in Italy this weekend.

So what advice does Lukas, who plays online as ‘Buck$Bunny’, have for players wanting to emulate his satellite success?

“During the tournament I was one of the big stacks and I found good spots in all-in situations. I think patience is very important as well as aggression at the right time. At the end, the players were scared and so it was possible to get some chips with raise in position.”

“I realised that I might win when we were three-handed,” the civil servant added.

“I eliminated one of the opponents in an all-in situation KQ>K7 and won a huge pot. At the heads-up, the other player was crippled and so it was over very quick.

“I don't play lots of major events. Usually, I'm playing cash games. In 2013, I played a €330 ($352) side event at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Berlin and last year I won a seat at the FPS Cannes for €1,100 ($1,174). I reached day-two with only 25BB and I busted fast without cash. Hopefully, it's time for a catch in Venice this weekend.”

Intertops isn't only sending players to Italy. Three other satellite winners are heading to the Caribbean later this month representing Team Intertops at the $200,000 guaranteed CPPT III St Maarten tournament after securing prize packages last weekend each valued at $4,100.

“We regularly host online satellite tournaments that send winners to live tournaments all over the world,” read a statement from the Revolution Network site. “Intertops Poker players earn frequent player points that automatically turn into Gold Chips that can be redeemed for no-deposit bonuses.”

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