Everest Poker was my first promo with PSO which I started in march. The deal was 12000 PSO Points once you got 1500 Summit Points (Everest's Bonus Points). I chose Everest, because they use the dealt card method. This means you get Summit Points if you got dealt cards, but you do not have to contribute to the pot. 1 $ rake collected from the table equals 1 Summit Point and fractions are counted. For tournament fees it is 1 $ equals 8 Summit Points.
- Difficulty rating: 3/10 (1 easy / 10 hard)
For the first promo I think it is a good choice. I started with 100 $, for which Everest gives you a 100% bonus. To clear those extra 100 $ you luckily need 1500 Summit Points as well, so once you clear the PSO promo you also clear the Everest Bonus (which pays out directly after each session though, depending on how many Summit Points you earned). I started playing 0.10/0.25 $ NL, but after some time playing I lost some money and I decided it was best to get back up with playing some Sit and Goes (depending on my cash 2,50 $ or 5 $). There are a lot of bad players playing, which call a lot and get very lucky.
If you join the VIP Summit Club and earn your first 500 Summit Points during a month you get to a new level called "base camp". This level means, that you get a 250% bonus on every Summit Point, so if you earn 1 you actually get 3,5. I didn't think that those would count towards the promo, but apparently they did
. So once you get into this level it is getting really easy to clear the promo. I sadly can't give any concrete numbers on how many hands I played, because my harddrive broke
. I finished this promo within a month, even though I couldn't play a lot because I was travelling.
Software/Traffic: 7/10 (0 terrivle/10 very good)
The software is good and didn't cause me any problems. I didn't have any connection problems neither. The traffic on Everest is good and I was able to find good games quickly.
- Service Everest : 8/10 (0 terrible/10 very good)
Well, I had some problems since I was travelling and was playing from other countries than my residence country. That is why 2 days after my sign up Everest decided to freeze my account which I can understand. I took me about 1,5 weeks to get it unfrozen, since while traveling it is kind of hard to get all required documents. The support was helpful and responded in average time (1-2 days).
Service PSO: 10/10 (0 terrible/10 very good)
Just afer I clicked on the button that I finished the promo I realized that my Everest username was missing a letter. After a quick live chat session of about 5 minutes everything was fixed and I didn't have to worry about anything.
Thank you PSO.
PSO username is the same: Daster