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Barny Boatman and Sam Tricket Win a Brace of British Poker Awards

Barny Boatman and Sam Trickett

The slightly delayed 2013 British Poker Awards took place at the Hippodrome Casino on Monday night amid a lavish ceremony that celebrated the best of British Poker.

A total of 18 awards were dished out during the night and four of those are now sat on the mantelpieces of Sam Trickett and Barny Boatman who scooped two gongs each. Trickett was named Best Live Tournament Player and the highly coveted Pros’ Choice: Best Live Cash Player.

Boatman, meanwhile, was delighted to pick up Performance of the Year in relation to his World Series of Poker bracelet win. The Hendon Mobster was also given the Lifetime Achievement award.

Here is a full breakdown of which of our stars won what at last night’s awards.

Best Live Tournament Player: Sam Trickett

Best Online Tournament Player: Chris “Moorman1” Moorman

Best Online Cash Player: Alexander “Kanu7” Millar

Performance of the Year: Barny Boatman

Best UK Tournament: EPT London

Best Blogger: Neil Channing

Best Social Media User: Victoria Coren

Best Poker League: Redtooth Poker

Best Live Card Room: Dusk Till Dawn

Best Poker Training Site: Run It Once

Best Poker Software: PokerTracker

Poker Personality of the Year: Sam Grafton

Best Contribution to Growing/Promoting Poker: Tony Kendall

Pros’ Choice: Best Tournament Director: Toby Stone

Pros’ Choice: Best Live Cash Player: Sam Trickett

Lifetime Achievement: Barny Boatman

Best International Player: Daniel Negreanu

British Player of the Year: Alexander Millar

If you cast your minds back to February 26 – or if you click this link – I gave my predictions for the awards and it seems that I was almost spot on with them. I was surprised to see Trickett claim the Best Live Tournament Player after Stephen Chidwick’s remarkable results, but that said, Trickett has a huge following and is hardly a fish is he?

I also got the Best UK Tournament category wrong. I thought the ISPT would walk away with this award, but the huge overlay and the controversy surrounding it was obviously too much for the poker community to overlook.

The other missteps by me were in the Best Pub Poker League where I simply tossed a coin to choose, and the Blogging / Social Media categories. These two categories are down to personal preference so are a minefield to predict at the best of times. Regardless, I think everyone who won an award did so deservedly and I am certain they are over the moon with their new, shiny trophies, not to mention bragging rights over their peers! Congratulations to you all.

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