Brit Poker Awards Announced


Respected names in inaugural round of accolades

Some of the UK's most respected poker players on the international circuit were recognised this week at the first outing of the British Poker Awards - a new official awards event designed as part of the London Poker Festival to honour the best of British poker.

The event not only supports British poker but also encourages poker fans to get involved either by voting for their favourite players or by attending the awards event.

The inaugural ceremony took place at London's Kensington Close Hotel and was well supported by big name pros, card room managers and online operators, all celebrating a year in which British players have done well.

The accolades went to:

Neil Channing: Best Cash Game Player

James Akenhead: Best Tournament Player

Sam Trickett: Player's Choice; Best Newcomer

Victoria Coren: Best Contribution to Poker

Richard Ashby: Player's Choice; Best All Round Player

Other notable winners included;

Praz Bansi: Editor's Choice; Player of the Year

The Nuts Poker League: Best Poker League

Phil Ivey: Best International Player

Chris Moorman: Best Online Player

The Hendon Mob: Best Poker Forum

More than 3,000 poker enthusiasts voted online for their favourite players.

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