The best and the brightest of the growing UK poker industry congregated at the Hippodrome Casino in London last night to celebrate and dish out prizes for the British Poker Awards. In this recap by CalvinAyre.com we watch UK superstars like Sam Trickett, Neil Channing, Liv Boeree, Vicky Coren and Sam Grafton taking the stage to accept their trophies.
The funny part is, it looks like none of the winners of the awards seem particularly informed about what they won and even what they are nominated for. Neil Channing, who wins Best Blogger, admits on mic that he hasn’t written a word in 9 months while Sam Trickett says he had no idea why he won Best Tournament Player. Tony Kendall won Best Contribution to Promoting Poker and he states he has no idea how he got it. Alexander Millar won an award he didn’t even know he was nominated for.
Despite the confusion of the recipients and the lack of red carpet attire (c’mon Trickett!) the event looks to have been a blast with the UK poker community rallying for a night of recognition and celebration. Watch it!