European Poker Awards: Nominees Announced, Marvin Rettenmaier is POY

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2013. January 07. |
The European Poker Awards nominees have been published and Marvin Rettenmaier has already scooped in the 2012 Player of the Year title.
On 22 January, the European Poker Awards will be held at the Elysee Biarritz in Paris, France. Players, staff members and events will be awarded in a total of nine categories, the most prestigious of which is for certain going to German pro Marvin Rettenmaier.

Marvin Rettenmaier
Marvin Rettenmaier

While the Player of the Year title used to be voted for, this year the Global Poker Index (GPI), introduced by the Epic Poker League, determined who receives the award. As of 31 December, 2012, the first European player on the list was Marvin Rettenmaier, qualifying him for the title.

In seven more categories, a committee chooses from the nominees. The committee consists of Nic Szeremeta, Stephan Gollubits, Barry Carter, Alexandre Dreyfus, Jesse May, Jerome Schmidt, Joe Beevers and Michael Michelin.

A lifetime award is also to be given out in the European Poker Awards: there are no nominees for this category and the winner will only be revealed on the evening of the ceremony.

The list of nominees are as follows:


Rookie of the Year:

Gaëlle Baumann (F)
Lucille Cailly (F)
Aubin Cazals (F)
Ole Schemion (D)


Best Tournament Performance:

Davidi Kitai (B): EPT Berlin victory, $930,816
Rocco Palumbo (I): WSOP Event #44 $1,000 NLHE victory, $464,464
Marvin Rettenmaier (D): WPT World Championship victory, $1,196,858
Ole Schemion (D): PPT Grand Finale victory, $1,474,671
Sam Trickett (UK): WSOP Event #55 $1,000,000 Big One runner-up, $10,112,001

Europe's Leading Lady:

Gaëlle Baumann (F)
Liv Boeree (UK)
Lucille Cailly (F)
Elisabeth Hille (N)

Internet Player of the Year:

Viktor Blom (S)
Jens Kyllönen (FIN)
Chris Moorman (UK)
Ilari Sahamies (FIN)

Poker Staff Person of the Year:

Dave Brannan (UK): Living It Loving It Group Director
Nicolas Fraioli (F): Aviation Club de France Tournament Director
Neil Johnson (UK): PokerStars Live Poker Consultant
Simon Trumper (UK): Dusk Till Dawn Live Poker Director

Rob Gardner Memorial Award for the Poker Personality of the Year:

Neil Channing (UK)
Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier (F)
Tony Guoga (LT)
Gus Hansen (DK)
Marvin Rettenmaier (D)
Kara Scott (UK)

Best European Event of the Year:

EPT Barcelona
Irish Poker Open
Prague Poker Festival
WSOPE Cannes

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