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Voting Is Open in the 2014 British Poker Awards

Voting Is Open in the 2014 British Poker Awards 0001

It’s time of year again folks, no not almost Halloween or two paydays until Christmas (although both those are true) but instead it is time to cast your vote in the 2014 British Poker Awards.

An expert panel of judges, myself included, got together and put forward a number of nominees for the various categories. Those nominees have been discussed and whittled down to the handful of players that you see in the categories below.

Readers’ Choice: Best Live Tournament Player

  • Stephen Chidwick
  • Simon Deadman
  • Tom Hall
  • Chris Moorman
  • Oliver Price
  • Max Silver

Readers’ Choice: Best Online Player

  • Niall “firaldo87” Farrell
  • Patrick “pleno1” Leonard
  • Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis
  • Alex “Kanu7” Millar
  • Chris “moorman1” Moorman
  • Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg

Readers’ Choice: Poker Personality of the Year

  • Barny Boatman
  • Victoria Coren Mitchell
  • Sam Grafton
  • Tony Kendall
  • Paul Newey
  • Rob Yong

Readers’ Choice: Breakout Player of the Year

  • Simon Deadman
  • Tom Hall
  • Harry Law
  • Patrick Leonard
  • Oliver Price
  • Jack Salter

Readers’ Choice: Best International Player

  • Daniel Colman
  • Davidi Kitai
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Doug Polk
  • Ole Schemion
  • Vanessa Selbst

Readers’ Choice: Best UK Tournament

  • EPT London
  • GUKPT Goliath
  • Sky Poker UK Poker Championships
  • UKIPT Nottingham
  • Unibet Open London
  • WPT Nottingham

Readers’ Choice: Best Blogger

  • Jake Cody
  • Sam Grafton
  • Tony Kendall
  • Padraig Parkinson
  • Dale Philip

Readers’ Choice: Best Social Media User

  • Liv Boeree
  • Neil Channing
  • Sam Grafton
  • Victoria Coren Mitchell
  • Dale Philip

Readers’ Choice: Best Poker League

  • Betfred Pub Poker League
  • Champions Poker League
  • Discover Poker League
  • Live Pub Poker League
  • Redtooth Poker

Readers’ Choice: Performance of the Year

  • Victoria Coren Mitchell (EPT San Remo)
  • Simon Deadman (Hollywood Poker Open)
  • Patrick Leonard (Online MTT Leader board)
  • Craig McCorkell (WSOP Main Event)
  • Chris Moorman (L.A. Poker Classic)

Readers’ Choice: Best Live Card Room

  • Aspers Stratford
  • Casino at the Empire
  • Dusk Till Dawn
  • G Casino Coventry
  • PS Live at The Hippodrome
  • The Vic

Readers’ Choice: Best Poker Training Site

  • CardRunners
  • Crush Live Poker
  • Ivey Poker
  • Run It Once
  • Tournament Poker Edge

In addition to the above categories there is to be a peer vote for Best Tournament Director, a Lifetime Achievement award, the Players’ Player of the Year as voted by past British Poker Awards winners and a brand new category of Hand of the Year.

I have already cast my votes on the British Poker Awards website and have done so as follows.

The Best Live Tournament Player is a difficult one because all six nominees are amazing players. However, if you go on the past year, which is what we’re meant to be doing here, I’d have to go with Max Silver, but it is very close between him and Oliver Price.

For Best Online Player I went with Patrick “pleno1” Leonard for the sheer lunacy of his results since swapping destroying $5/$10+ Zoom Poker at PokerStars for mauling tournament opponents for fun. Again, you can make arguments for everyone here, but Leonard gets my vote.

The name that I put forward for Breakout Player of the Year, Charlie Carrel, didn’t make the shortlist so I’ll plump for Oliver Price. Although Price has been around a lot longer than the past year, his rise up the Global Poker Index and his superb results online this past year have put his name well and truly on the poker map.

As for Best International Player, this is easily going to be Daniel Colman, although you shouldn’t expect any acceptance speech from the One Drop winner. Other ticks on my virtual ballot paper go to the Sky Poker UK Poker Championships (Best UK Tournament), Patrick Leonard again (Performance of the Year), Dusk Till Dawn (Best Live Card Room) and Run It Once (Best Poker Training Site).

Voting shall remain possible for at least the next few weeks before the winners become public knowledge at a lavish ceremony at a yet-to-be decided location.

Good luck to everyone who has received a nomination for the 2014 British Poker Awards!

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