20 September 2012 (London, UK)- Sam Trickett was a big winner at the British Poker Awards this week. The star-studded event was held aboard the HMS President in London on 17th September and hosted by journalist and TV presenter Grub Smith and Bluff Europe’s Michael Caselli. Trickett scooped three awards, Best Cash Game Player, Best Tournament Player and Player of the Year, having been chosen from amongst his peers by over 5,000 online voters.
Over the space of a year the Nottinghamshire pro has won the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event, pocketed almost $1m at the Macau High Stakes Challenge, won millions at the Macau cash tables and of course scooped $10m at the Big One for One Drop at this year’s WSOP.
It was a good day for the PokerStars crowd, too, with UKIPT president Kristy Thompson picking up the all-important Biggest Contribution to Growing and Promoting Poker award, while the UKIPT took Best Tournament. Liv Boeree was Poker Personality of the Year, while UKIPT and EPT director Toby Stone won Best Tournament Director.
Dusk Till Dawn faired well, too, picking up Best Card Room and Best Card Room Manager, in Simon Trumper.
The full list of winners:
Best Cash Player: Sam Trickett
Best Tournament Player: Sam Trickett
Best Online Player: Chris Moorman
Poker Personality of the Year: Liv Boeree
Best Poker Forum: TheHendonMob.com
Best UK Tournament: UKIPT Nottingham
Best Card Room Restaurant: The Vic
Best Card Room Bar: The Palm Beach
Best Poker Blogger / Soc Media: Neil Channing
Best Poker League: Champions Poker League
Biggest Contribution to Growing and Promoting Poker: Kirsty Thompson (UKIPT)
Best Card Room – Dusk Till Dawn
Best Card Room Manager – Simon Trumper
Best Tournament Director – Toby Stone
Breakthrough Player of the Year: Craig McCorkell
Best International Player: Vanessa Selbst
Player of the Year: Sam Trickett
About 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 to ensure impartiality, nominees are chosen by a committee of journalists, before being put to public online vote.