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