European Poker Awards 2015 Award Winners

European Poker Awards 2015 Award 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 on the European players’ GPI Player of the Year leaderboard scores.

 

The 15th annual GPI European Poker Awards ceremony, sponsored by PokerStars, took place in a cozy setting at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort.

 

Pictures can be found on the GPI Facebook Page.

 

Nominees and winners

* Winners in bold. More information about the categories

 

GPI EUROPEAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015

– Fedor Holz

 

GPI EUROPEAN FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015

– Liv Boeree

 

JURY AWARD – SPECIAL INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

– Neil Stoddart

 

MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR

– Frank Op de Woerd

– Lee Davy

– Neil Stoddart

– Remko Rinkema

 

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR

– Edgar Stuchly

– Hermance Blum

– Luca Vivaldi

– Rob Yong

– Thomas Lamatsch

 

BREAKOUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

– Charlie Carrel

– Dzmitry Urbanovich

– Fedor Holz

– Rainer Kempe

 

TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

– Adrian Mateos Wins the 2015 EPT Grand Final Main Event

– Barny Boatman wins second career WSOP bracelet at WSOP Europe

– Fedor Holz Wins WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas

– Mustapha Kanit wins EPT Barcelona 10K High Roller

 

EVENT OF THE YEAR (BUYIN UP TO €2,000)

– Estrellas Poker Tour Barcelona

– Norwegian Championships Norway Cup

– PokerListings Battle of Malta

– WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn

 

EVENT OF THE YEAR (BUY-IN OVER €2,000)

– EPT Barcelona Main Event

– EPT Grand Final Main Event

– EPT Prague Main Event

– WSOP Europe Main Event

 

POKER INNOVATION OR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

– Norwegian Championship broadcast (sports style)

– PokerStars Play Along App – Interactive Poker on TV

– PokerStars using superstars (athletes) for global campaign

– WSOP Europe remote Twitch broadcasts

 

MOMENT OF THE YEAR

– Dzmitry Urbanovich wins Crazy Pineapple tourney at EPT Malta – 4th win of series

– Epic hand between Mateos and Lodden at EPT Grand Final

– John Gale returns from three years off (because of brain tumor) to win WSOP bracelet #2

– Pierre Neuville qualifies for the WSOP November Nine – after declaring he wasn’t done

 

POKER MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR

– “The Future of Poker in the Post-Boom Era” — Sam Grafton blog

– “The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat” — Neil Stoddart’s picture captures Montury consoling Messina at EPT Malta

– “Devilfish: A Friend with a Heart of Gold” — PokerNews article by Jesse May and Mickey May

– Remko Report, PokerNews Podcast, August 2015 — Eli Elezra talks time in Israeli Army and high stakes with legends

 

 

 

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