Winners Announced for The British Poker Awards

2013logo_1601.png 5 March 2014, London, UK (Press Release) – PokerStars Team Online’s Alex Millar was the big winner at the 2013 British Poker Awards, taking home two awards including the prestigious Player of the Year trophy.

Millar, who is known as ‘Kanu7’ online, added the Best Online Cash Player award after a phenomenal 2013 where he won more than $2m in cash games.

“Thanks for the messages everyone and thanks to everyone who voted for me as well as to Bluff Europe for hosting and picking me as Player of the Year,” Millar tweeted after the event.

All the biggest names on the UK poker scene attended the ceremony, which took place on Monday night at the famous Hippodrome Casino in London’s West End. The ceremony was organised by Bluff Europe and sponsored by, while live music was provided by The Dukes of Mayfair.

Those in attendance included Sam Trickett, and PokerStars Team Pro members Liv Boeree and Victoria Coren. Trickett won two awards himself – Best Live Tournament Player and Best Live Cash Player – while Barny Boatman won the Lifetime Achievement Award as well as taking home Performance of the Year for his World Series of Poker bracelet win in Las Vegas.

Trickett was humbled by his Live Tournament Player of the Year award, heaping praise on fellow nominee Matt Ashton and saying “It shows what an amazing following I have built up over the last few years – thank you everybody for your support.”

Another of this year’s winners, Online Tournament Player of the Year Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman, sent in an acceptance speech from Los Angeles, where he is chasing his first World Poker Tour final table.

“Thanks to everyone who voted – the award means so much to me and I’m really proud to represent Britain across the globe,” Moorman said.

Run It Once was the first ever winner of the Best Poker Training Site award, with one of its sponsored pros, Sam Grafton, named Poker Personality of the Year. Other winners on the night included Coren, named Best Social Media User, her fellow PokerStars Team Pro and International Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu, and Best Blogger Neil Channing.

Those behind the scenes were also recognised for their contribution, with Toby Stone named Tournament Director of the Year and Tony Kendall rewarded for his contribution to growing and promoting poker.

The EPT London took the honours as the Best UK Tournament while Dusk Till Dawn was voted the UK’s best card room.

After the ceremony, pros including Boeree, Boatman, PokerStars Team Online member Mickey Petersen, and Full Tilt Poker ambassador Sin Melin took part in a bounty tournament, with winner Tom Cirulis earning a seat in this weekend’s Hippodrome Spring Classic, worth £250.

“British poker is stronger than ever, and the talent in attendance this week is testament to that,” said Bluff Europe editor-in-chief Michael Caselli.

“On behalf of everyone at Bluff Europe I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to all the winners, not least the 2013 Player of the Year Alex Millar. Thanks to everyone that supported the awards and helped spotlight the best of British poker.”

A list of all the winners can be found below, while photos from the ceremony are available here.

British Poker Awards – Full List of Winners

Best Blogger – Neil Channing

Best Contribution to Growing/Promoting Poker – Tony Kendall

Best International Player – Daniel Negreanu

Best Live Card Room – Dusk Till Dawn

Best Live Cash Player – Sam Trickett

Best Live Tournament Player – Sam Trickett

Best Online Cash Player – Alex ‘Kanu7’ Millar

Best Online Tournament Player – Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman

Best Poker League – Redtooth Poker

Best Poker Software – PokerTracker

Best Poker Training Site – Run It Once

Best Social Media User – Victoria Coren

Best Tournament Director – Toby Stone

Best UK Tournament – EPT London

Lifetime Achievement Award – Barny Boatman

Performance of the Year – Barny Boatman

Player of the Year – Alex ‘Kanu7’ Millar

Poker Personality of the Year – Sam Grafton

About The British Poker Awards (
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 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.

PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving a global poker community of more than 61 million registered members. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of the world’s top players, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best security online. More than 110 billion hands have been dealt on, which is more than any other site. and operate globally under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. PokerStars also holds separate government licenses in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

PokerStars is a member of The Rational Group, which operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and the European Poker Tour. Rational Group entities in the UK and Isle of Man were collectively recognised as one of the UK’s best workplaces when they were awarded a top 25 position by the Great Place to Work Institute in its UK’s Best Workplaces – Large category in both 2012 and 2013.

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