2014 European Poker Awards Winners

The European Poker Awards has been rewarding leaders in the poker industry and poker players for more than a decade. Independent voting juries and expert award nomination panels decide the majority of award winners and the Awards’ signature Player of the Year Award winner is based exclusively from European players’ GPI Player of the Year leaderboard scores. Come join us on the 25th of March 2015 at the Portomaso Marina Hilton Hotel, St. Julians, Malta for the 14th Edition of the European Poker Awards.


 

GPI Player of the Year

Presented by:roger
Awarded to the 2014 European GPI POY Ranking Leader
Awarded to the European poker player to have accumulated the most points on the worldwide live tournament poker circuit during the 2014 poker season as determined by the Global Poker Index’s exclusive scoring formula.

The winner of the Player of the Year award is determined by taking a player’s best 13 scoring results in all qualifying tournaments played between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Point distribution is based on the Global Poker Index’s exclusive scoring formula.

 

GPI PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ole Schemion

 

GPI Female Player of the Year

Awarded to the 2014 European GPI POY Womens Ranking Leader
Awarded to the top scoring female poker player from European during the 2014 poker season as determined by the Global Poker Index’s exclusive scoring formula.

GPI FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Liv Boeree

 


 

Media Person of the Year

Awarded by Nomination Vote & Jury
Award presented to the European media person judged to have been a leading personality in poker media during the 2014 poker season. Media members are an integral part of the poker world. The best media members have the ability to connect poker fans with the poker world through articles, blogs, photographs or through other means.

The Media Person of the Year award looks to highlight those in European who shine the brightest in the media world.

The Media Person of the Year will be awarded based on nomination panel’s list of nominees and a final jury vote.

 

NOMINEES FOR MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR
Giovanni Angioni
Winner: Marc Convey
Lee Davy
Remko Rinkema

 


 

Industry Person of the Year

Awarded by Nomination Vote & Jury
Awarded to the European casino employee, tournament staff member or tour operating worker deemed to have gone over and beyond for the game of poker during the 2014 poker season, as judged by the panel and jury members.

 

NOMINEES INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Hermance Blum, General Manager WPT Europe
Edgar Stuchly, EPT President
Winner: Leon Tsoukernik, King’s Casino
Rob Yong, Owner – Dusk Till Dawn

 


 

Breakout Player of the Year

Awarded by Nomination Vote & Jury

Awarded to the European poker player without a major poker title* heading into 2014 who enjoyed a breakout year on the live tournament circuit this season as judged by the nomination panel and the members of the jury.

Furthermore, players who have won a WPT or EPT Main Event and/or a WSOP bracelet or any High Roller or Super High Roller tournament prior to Dec, 31 2013 do not qualify for this category.

 

NOMINEES FOR BREAKOUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
George Danzer
Dominik Panka
Oliver Price
Winner: Jack Salter

 


 

Tournament Performance of the Year

Awarded by Nomination Vote & Jury
Awarded to the European player judged to have had the single best tournament performance on the worldwide live circuit during the 2014 poker season.

 

NOMINEES FOR TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Victoria Coren-Mitchell, EPT San Remo
Winner: Martin Jacobson, WSOP Main Event
Davidi Kitai, WSOP Event #15
Dominik Panka, PCA Main Event

 


 

Event of the Year (category buy-in over $2,000)

Awarded by Nomination Vote & Jury
Award presented to the event judged to have been the best single tournament event presented in European carrying a buy-in over $2,000 USD.

 

NOMINEES FOR EVENT OF THE YEAR (BUY-IN UP TO $2,000)
Winner: Battle of Malta
Estrellas Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event
Eureka Poker Tour Prague Main Event
WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn

Event of the Year (category buy-in up to $2,000)

Awarded by Nomination Vote & Jury
Award presented to the event judged to have been the best single tournament event presented in European carrying a buy-in less $2,000 USD.

 

NOMINEES FOR EVENT OF THE YEAR (BUY-IN OVER $2,000)
EPT Barcelona Main Event
EPT Prague Main Event
Winner: EPT Vienna Main Event
Master Classics of Poker Amsterdam

 


 

Poker Innovation or Initiative of the Year

Awarded to Successful Applicant by Nomination Vote & Jury
Presented to the European industry contributor or organization to have come up with the best poker innovation or initiative serving poker’s interest in 2014, such as the creation of a new circuit, a new tournament format, as well as a technological innovation, the signature of a commercial partnership or the organization of an unprecedented event.

 

NOMINEES FOR POKER INNOVATION OR INITIATIVE
Expresso, Winamax Poker
Shark Cage, PokerStars
Winner: Unibet – launching its own gaming platform
WPT500 Events and WPT expansion to new markets

 


 

Charitable Initiative of the Year

Awarded by Nomination Vote & Jury
Presented to the tournament or tournament series to have done the best job at raising awareness as well as raising funds for a noteworthy charitable organization.

 

NOMINEES FOR CHARITABLE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Helping Hands Charity Tournament 
Winner: REG charity
Right to Play, Quintessentially Foundation in partnership with PokerStars
WPT UK Charity Raffle  

 


 

Poker Media Content of the Year

Awarded by Nomination Vote & Jury
Awarded to the best poker article, blog post, picture, video, podcast or interview during the 2014 poker season published by an European journalist, industry member, blogger, or media contributor.

 

NOMINEES FOR POKER MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR
EPT Live Commentary
Winner: Nosebleed, Victor Saumont
 Neil Stoddart – Photography
Remko Rinkema – Videography

 


 

Poker’s Best Ambassador

Awarded by People’s Choice
Award presented to the poker player from European judged to have been the game’s best ambassador in 2014, making a positive impact on poker while engaging its fans. Just what makes a great poker ambassador? It’s not just a popularity contest, that’s for sure. The best ambassador works hard not only on the felt, but also off it, promoting the game.

Poker’s best ambassador is also a player who connects with the fans and works at helping to find new players to play the game that we all love so much.

Winner: George Danzer

 


 

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Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poker

Awarded by GPI
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the European deemed to have had provided the greatest contributions to the game of poker over his or her career.

Winner: Pierre Neuville