British Poker Awardees Appear Puzzled

Confused but pleased to be honoured

The British Poker Awards this week at the Hippodrome Casino in London were notable for the informal attire of many of those attending, and the apparent bewilderment of the awardees, reports the poker information site F5 Poker.

The obvious surprise of top names like Sam Trickett, Neil Channing, Liv Boeree, Vicky Coren and Sam Grafton appeared to go beyond traditional British reserve and modesty; whilst appreciative of the recognition, the awardees appeared to know little about the event or why they had been singled out.

For example, Channing, who was awarded the honour for being the best poker blogger, said openly that he had not written a ****ing blog for nine months, whilst Sam Trickett said he had no idea why he won Best Tournament Player, and Tony Kendall was equally surprised to learn he had won Best Contribution to Promoting Poker.

Nevertheless, it seemed to be a great evening where everyone enjoyed themselves, as can be seen in the Youtube vid posted here by

For the record, here is the full list of awards:

Public Vote:

Best Card Room – Dusk till Dawn

Best UK Tournament – EPT London

Best Poker League – Redtooth Poker

Best Blogger – Neil Channing

Best Social Media User – Victoria Coren

Poker Personality of the Year – Sam Grafton

Best Poker Software – PokerTracker

Performance of the Year – Barny Boatman

Best Poker Training Site – Run It Once

Best Live Tournament Player – Sam Trickett

Best Online Tournament Player – Chris Moorman

Best Online Cash Player – Alex "Kanu7" Millar

Best International Player – Daniel Negreanu

Panel Verdict:

Best Tournament Director – Toby Stone

Best Live Cash Player – Sam Trickett

Best Contribution to Poker – Tony "Tikay" Kendall

Lifetime Achievement – Barny Boatman

Player of the Year – Alex "Kanu7" Millar

Online Casino News Courtesy of Infopowa

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