Who was the best poker player of 2011?

Who was the best poker player of 2011?
I think it is fair to say that year 2011 was a very stressful year for all the poker community due to a variety of different events, (for example the full tilt poker closure). Nevertheless, the European Poker Awards announced 2011 nominees. The Prize award itself will take place on the 25th of January 2012 in Paris (France) at the world famous Aviation Club. And we will finally know who the best poker players of 2011 are.

There are total 9 nominations, with at least 4 participants in every category. So here are the nominations and the nominees for the year 2011 European Poker Awards:

Player of the year :
Who was the best poker player of 2011?

-Jake Cody from England
Pius Heinz from Germany
-Andrey Pateychuk from Russia
-Bartrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier from France
-Eugene Katchalov from Ukraine
-Sam Tricket from England

Best Tournament performance
Who was the best poker Tournament player in 2011?
-Jake Cody from England
-Fabrice Soulier from France
-Sam Tricket from England
-Pius Heins from Germnay
-Benny Spindler from Germnay

Rookie of the year
Who was the best new poker player in 2011?
-Adrien Allain from France
-Sam Holden fromEngland
-Andrey Pateychuk from Russia
-Pius Heinz from Germany
-Oleksii Kovalchuk from Ukraine
European Leading Lady

Who was the best  poker lady in the 2011?
-Live Boeree from England
-Nesrine Kourdouril from France
-Natalia Nikitina from Russia
-Victoria Coren from England
-Barbara Martinez from France
-Cecilia Pescaglini from Italy

Poker Staff Person of the year
Who was the most valuable poker staff in 2011?
– Nicolas Fraioli (Tournament Director at the Aviation Club de France, France)
– Warren Lush (International Public Relation Department Bwin Party, England)
– Edgar Stuchly (EPT President, Austria)
– Kirsty Thompson (President of the UKIPT,England)
– Simon Trumper (Dusk Till Dawn Live Poker Director, England)

Internet Player of the Year
Who was the ebst internet poker player of 2011?
-Jude Ainsworth from Ireland
-Viktor Blom from Sweden
-Rui Cao from France
-Chris Moorman from England
-Ilari Sahamies from Finland

Personality of the year
Who was the best poker person in 2011?
-Barny Boatman from England
-Neil Channing from England
-Bertrand Elkey Grospellier from France
-Tony Guoga from Lithuania
-Jesse May from Denmark

Best European Event of the year
What was the best poker event in 2011?
-EPT Londres
-International Poker Open Dublin
-Finale du Partouche Poker Tour
-ESOPE Cannes
-WPT Grand Prix de Paris

Lifetime Achievement Awards
-Unforunatley no players have been nominated on this award. The winner will be announced on January 25th 2012

Since this is the European Poker Awards, no US top players are nominated – like Helmuth, Ivey, and others.

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