Nominations Announced for the European Poker Awards

Nominations Announced for the European Poker AwardsOnline nominations closed just before Christmas for the Global Poker Index sponsored European Poker Awards and the list of nominees has just been released.

Back in November, members of the poker-playing public were asked to nominate their favourite players – or players who had most inspired them – in eight different categories. The most popular nominations have just been announced and the winner of each category will be revealed at the Aviation Club de France in Paris on January 22 (not on the 23rd as originally scheduled) after a jury of eight selects their champion from the public´s choice.

Nominees for the GPI European Poker Awards

Best Tournament Performance of 2012 Rookie of the Year
Davidi Kitai Gaelle Baumann
Rocco Palumbo Lucille Cailly
Marvin Rettenmaier Aubin Cazals
Ole Schemion Ole Schemion
Sam Trickett
Europe´s Leading Lady Poker Professional of the Year
Gaelle Baumann Dave Brannan
Liv Boeree Nicolas Fraioli
Lucille Cailly Neil Johnson
Elizabeth Hille Simon Trumper
Internet Player of the Year Best Poker Event
Viktor Blom EPT Barcelona
Jens Kyllonen Irish Poker Open
Chris Moorman Prague Poker Festival
Ilari Sahamies WSOPE Cannes
Poker Personality of the Year GPI Player of the Year
Neil Channing Marvin Rettenmaier
Bertrand “ElKy” Grospellier (Already decided on GPI Rankings 2012)
Tony G
Gus Hansen Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement
Marvin Rettenmaier To be announced on the night based on votes
Kara Scott received during the online nomination process


Despite the strong presence of French nominees for an award ceremony being held in Paris, supporters of the British hopes will be will be cheered by the news that Joe “Hendon Mob” Beevers and Barry “Poker Strategy” Carter are among the jury of eight; with the remainder of the judges being Nic Szeremeta (the creator of the event), Stephan Gollubits, Jerome Schmidt, Alexandre Dreyfus, Michael Michelin and Jesse May.

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