British Poker Pro Sam Trickett the Star of Bluff Europe’s 2012 British Poker Awards



It was a beautiful night in London for the third annual British Poker Awards, an event dedicated to the success of British poker players, personalities and poker companies.  A total of seventeen awards were presented on board the HMS President in London complete with a pre and post cocktail reception which successfully kept nominees, friends and fans sufficiently lubricated throughout the celebration.

In true crowd pleaser form, Bluff Europe’s Michael Caselli kept the presentation of seventeen awards to a minimum time scale while he joked with his co-presenter Grub Smith, popular TV and poker presenter.

The ultimate star of the award ceremony was clearly Sam Trickett, recipient of three of the most coveted awards, not a surprise to anyone who follows the British poker community.

The Best Poker Forum: The Hendon Mob

Biggest contribution to Growing and promoting poker: Kirsty Thompson

Best Card Room Bar: Palm Beach, London

Best UK Tournament: UKIPT Nottingham

Best Card Room Restaurant: The Grosvenor Victoria Casino, London

Best Poker Blogger/Social Media: Neil Channing

Best Online Player: Chris Morrman

Best Poker League: Champions Poker League

Best Cash Player: Sam Trickett

Poker Personality of the Year: Liv Boree

Best Tournament Player: Sam Trickett

Best Card Room: From Dusk Till Dawn

Best Cardroom Manager: Simon Trumper

Best Tournament Director: Toby Stone

Break through player of the year: Craig McCarthel

Best International Player of the Year: Vanessa Selbst

Player of the Year: Sam Trickett