Very International Poker Action in Great Settings
US Players No
Everest Poker is a truly international online poker room with players from all over Europe plus Asia, South America and Africa. Lively game action is focused around Holdem and Omaha and the tournament variety is great. Its proprietary poker software does some things better than most other poker sites.
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Pros & Cons
- International focus
- Good VIP program
- Lots of satellites
- Holdem and Omaha only
- No US players
Everest Poker Facts
- Poker Traffic
- Software & Graphics
- Bonus and Promotions
- Game Variety
- Soft Competition
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Summary of Everest Poker
If there’s one truly international online poker room, it’s got to be Everest Poker. Any table you sit down at, you’ll find players from all over Europe plus Asia, South America and even Africa.
This gives you a truly warm feeling of taking part in a world wide movement - plus the even warmer feeling of scooping their money!
Game action is focused around the two games available, Holdem and Omaha, but it’s lively, and the tournament variety is absolutely great.
With its proprietary poker software, Everest does some things better than other poker sites and some things worse. We do miss a couple of features that are standard on the big poker networks.
Promotions and Bonus Information
Bonus code: PJUNKIE
Everest Poker is pretty active in keeping its players happy through loyalty programs and promotions. For every dollar being raked in a hand that you play, you add one player point to your account. Fractions of points count as well.
Plenty of tournaments with guaranteed prize pools are starting around the clock. Most of the time they tend to be filled with players looking for action, but if you’re vigilant you’ll be able to pick some nice spots and win a few free Sklansky dollars.
The Everest Poker Avalanche is a much appreciated series of tournaments and satellites that has run twice on the site by now, and is bound to return soon.
The loyalty program on Everest Poker, called VIP Summit Club, is one of the most wide-ranging in online poker with bonus Summit points, cash conversion up to $5,000 each month and a fast lane into customer service.
Despite standing on its own, Everest Poker is presently number 14 in online poker traffic, which is very impressive.
At this writing, they peak around 1900 players (August 2011).
Players at your table may come from more or less any country on the planet, which is really cool. For sure, it adds some spice to the game if the guy who moves in against your nuts is based in Istanbul or Marrakesh.
It’s an added aspect when you analyze the game, and it’s a nice fuzzy feeling to move money from across borders to my bank account.
Tournaments range from freerolls and one-dollar buy-ins up to the occasional $100-200 event, which most of the time is a satellite to big live events like EPT or APT, but may also be a $15K guaranteed or sometimes even bigger.
There are also smaller guaranteed tournaments running all the time.
At Everest, players like to play a lot of hands, and there’s a lot of aggression. This may sound like the recipe for a hard fight, but the truth is that your opponents rarely know what they’re doing or why.
There’s really good value playing here. If you dream of playing a big live event, try it with a disproportionately large Everest logo on your chest.
Software & Graphics
Everest Poker runs its proprietary poker software. As tends to be the case when smaller resources have been invested in development, Everest’s poker client is a little awkward, or should we say it has touch of originality.
It’s not as streamlined and “well adapted” as the big ones, but it’s still good and it has some features that other rooms haven’t even thought of.
For example, if you open up a tournament window, you’ll find a list of the available satellites to that tournament, which is a really neat thing.
At the table, you can disconnect the chat window and have it floating beside the table. When you’re being moved between tables, the chat window moves along nicely.
At Everest Poker, you can unregister for a tournament all the way down to the second before it starts. There’s no “lock-in feature”, preventing players from leaving a tournament during the last five minutes before its start, as on many other sites.
On the other hand, if a satellite doesn’t fill up to at least seat it’s canceled. It’s a good thing that you don’t need to put your satellite bankroll at risk in three-player sit-and-gos.
You can easily jot down notes on players, as well as marking them with a color to give a quick view of their profile.
By hovering over the player, you get to see his or her age, gender and residence. This data gives you a great head start when assessing their playing style, and it adds to the social qualities of the game.
The poker lobby is much improved compared with earlier versions, with all kinds of tabs to slice up the information. The tournament lobby has a lot of info, though it’s not always obvious where to find the piece you’re looking for.
The poker tables are resizable, which is great, but it’s also pretty standard today.
Available in 16 languages, the Everest Poker software is a real treat to international players.
On Everest Poker you can play all of the most popular poker variations - as long as they're either Holdem or Omaha. Only two games. It’s a limitation, and if you crave other variations like Stud or Draw, you won't find them on Everest.
Stakes range from $0.05/0.10 to $50/50 for no limit or pot limit, and a little higher for fixed limit. This is not your ultra high stakes poker room. Most games are found on low to middle stakes. On the other hand, on these levels, action is lively.
Tournaments at Everest are great, as we’ve already covered. There are lots of tournaments with guaranteed prize pools.
Mostly they are played without overlay because of the big interest, but once in a while you can make a sweet deal and get like 2:1 on your buy-in just by entering the competition.