The European Poker Awards by the Global Poker Index (GPI)
The European Poker Awards has been rewarding leaders in the European Poker Industry and Poker Players for more than a decade. This year our expert jury and nomination panels had tougher decisions than ever before after a marquee 2014 year in the European Poker World. The decisions and results are in though - including the Awards’ signature Player of the Year Award & Female Player of the Year award, both based based exclusively on GPI’s European Player of the Year Leaderboard scores.
THE RESULTS OF THE 14th EUROPEAN POKER AWARDS ARE IN!
Players, industry leaders, and operators from the European Poker World have now been honoured. Featured awards include those for best poker venues, best poker events, best online initiatives, and best poker innovations, media, best player of the year, and many others. To review the full list of awards and information on each specific category please visit the Award Categories page.
Now without further ado - the 2014 Poker Award Winners:
2014 TOP PLAYER IN THE WORLD AWARD - PRESENTED BY ROGER DUBUIS
2014 CHARITABLE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
2014 TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Martin Jacobson, WSOP Main Event
2014 POKER’S BEST AMBASSADOR AWARD
2014 BREAKOUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
2014 GPI PLAYER NATIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD POLAND
2014 GPI PLAYER NATIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD UKRAINE
2014 GPI PLAYER NATIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD IRELAND
2014 GPI PLAYER NATIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD FRANCE
2014 GPI PLAYER NATIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD RUSSIA
2014 GPI PLAYER NATIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD SPAIN
2014 GPI PLAYER NATIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD ITALY
2014 GPI PLAYER NATIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD UNITED KINGDOM
2014 GPI FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
2014 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2014 POKER MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Victor Saumont, Nosebleed
2014 POKER INNOVATION OR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Unibet – Launching its own gaming platform
2014 MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD - PRESENTED BY POKERUPDATE
2014 INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD - PRESENTED BY LIVE HOLD’EM PRO
Tsoukernik, King’s Casino
2014 EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD (BUY-IN MORE THAN $2,000)
EPT Vienna Main Event
2014 EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD (BUY-IN UP TO $2,000)
Battle of Malta
A packed house saw over 220 of poker’s best and most influential in attendance at the inaugural European Poker Awards. Highlights of the gala included GPI Poker Player of the Year winner Ole Schemion, Pierre Neuville’s winning the Lifetime Achievement Award and George Danzer’s appointment as “Poker’s Best European Ambassador” - an honor awarded to him directly by fans as the ceremony’s only “Peoples Choice” award.
European Poker Conference 2015
Before the European Poker Awards, GPI hosted the European Poker Conference, bringing together industry experts, players and media together to discuss the state of the European Poker World. Online and Live poker initiatives and hopes for future improvement and growth were tackled head-on via panels featuring top European industry leaders. Meanwhile, noted poker pros Anatoly Filatov and George Danzer (later honored at the European Poker Awards) joined the Conference to discuss the players’ perspective of the game to great fanfare and insight as well.
The GPI European Poker Awards have been celebrating the achievements of players, industry operators, and personalities within the thriving European poker scene for over 13 years. The acquisition of the E
Los Angeles, California – The Global Poker Index is proud to announce the introduction of the poker ranking authority’s first annual American Poker Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on February 27th, 2015.
We realize that the European Poker Awards do not exist in a vacuum. As part of building a legitimate awards ceremony we’ve taken considerable steps to ensure this event holds true to the sense of Industry uni