British Poker Awards 2014 Recap & Winners

british-awards-2014-highlights-bl-videoTo celebrate the enormous success of the poker industry in the UK, the fourth British Poker Awards took place on March 3rd, 2014 at London’s Hippodrome Casino.

Presented by Bluff Europe and sponsored by, the evening consisted of a welcome cocktail reception, seductive dancing of scantily clad ladies, live music, Michael Caselli emcee-ing, champagne, awards, more champagne and a poker tourney.

The event went off as a success with a packed house and a number of poker celebrities in attendance such as Liv Boree, Sam Trickett, Neil Channing, Barny Boatman, Sam Grafton, Victoria Coren and several other poker legends, proof that the Awards have become a staple in the British poker pro circuit.

It truly is amazing that such a small part of the world can produce so much success in a global sport such as poker and celebrating this success was in full force throughout the evening.

Some insider highlights from the night include when Sam Trickett accidentally spilled the beans on stage about his “Best Live Tournament Player” award before it was announced, when Tony Kendall missed the initial announcement of his award because he was outside listening to Neil Channing tell a long story and when Liv Boree said she was going to keep Daniel Negreanu’s award for “Best International Player” after she accepted it on his behalf.

Looking back on the night, everyone had a great time and congratulations to all the very well deserving award recipients.

Best Live Tournament Player: Sam Trickett

Best Online Tournament Player: Chris “Moorman1” Moorman

Best Online Cash Player: Alexander “Kanu7” Millar

Performance of the Year: Barny Boatman

Best UK Tournament: EPT London

Poker Personality of the Year: Sam Grafton

Best Contribution to Growing/Promoting Poker: Tony Kendall

Pros’ Choice: Best Tournament Director: Toby Stone

Pros’ Choice: Best Live Cash Player: Sam Trickett

Lifetime Achievement: Barney Boatman

Best International Player: Daniel Negreanu

Best Blogger: Neil Channing

Best Social Media User: Victoria Coren

Best Poker League: Redtooth Poker

Best Live Card Room: Dusk Till Dawn

Best Poker Software: PokerTracker

Best Poker Training Site: Run It Once

Player of the Year: Alexander Millar