Daniel Negreanu Looks to Round off Stellar 12 Months at The British Poker Awards

2013logo_160.png 3 February 2014, London, UK (Press Release) — World Series of Poker Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu is in contention to add even more honours to his stellar resume at the 2013 British Poker Awards (www.thebritishpokerawards.com).

Canadian-born Negreanu is one of five contenders to be named International Player of the Year award at a sensational ceremony at the Hippodrome Casino in London on 3 March.

The Team PokerStars Pro won two bracelets in 2013, one at the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific and one at the World Series of Poker Europe, and his earnings in 2013 surpassed $3m – his most successful calendar year this decade.

He is joined on the shortlist by a who’s-who of the world’s poker talent, including David ‘Bakes’ Baker, who made a remarkable three final tables at the WSOP in 2013, and online high-stakes sensation Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom.

The shortlist is rounded out by German star Marvin Rettenmaier, who cashed in 18 live tournaments in 2013 for more than $660,000, and Dan Kelly, who made the money a phenomenal nine times at WSOP events in Las Vegas and France.

“The International Player of the Year Award is hotly contested as always, and all five of this year’s nominees produced some stunning performances in 2013,” said Michael Caselli, Bluff Europe editor-in-chief.

“With none of the previous winners in the running this year we are set to name a new champion, and whoever takes home the award will be a worthy winner.”

The 2013 British Poker Awards is organised by Bluff Europe Magazine and sponsored by PokerStars.com. It will take place on March 3rd at the Hippodrome Casino in London with live music provided by the Dukes of Mayfair.

About The British Poker Awards (www.thebritishpokerawards.com)
The British Poker Awards and the Irish Poker Awards are separate annual events created in order to honour the best poker players, leagues, clubs and tournaments in the UK and Ireland. Organised by Bluff Europe, in association with several other media outlets including Pokernews, PokerStrategy and CalvinAyre.com to ensure impartiality, nominees are chosen by a committee of journalists, before being put to public online vote. Players and industry figures are then invited to attend an awards presentation ceremony.

About PokerStars.com
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