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Negreanu, Boeree Take Top Readers Choice Awards
One of the most revered poker players for the last 10 years, Daniel Negreanu’s popularity shows no signs of slowing up as scooped two more awards in the latest Bluff Magazine Readers Choice Awards.
Along with taking the popular vote in the marquee “Favorite Male Poker Player” category, Negreanu also easily scooped the award for “Favorite Poker Tweeter.”
Negreanu is well known for being more than a bit open and revealing with his tweets, which could be one of the reasons he took over 50% of the votes in that category.
Other awards of note:
Liv Boeree was the winner in the other headline category, the Favorite Female Player.
Boeree won in a landslide with 37.7% of the votes despite social media heavy lobbying on Twitter from some of her category rivals Maria Ho, Vanessa Rousso, Vanessa Selbst and Amanda Musumeci .
Ben Lamb took the most lopsided victory in a category with his win for Breakout Player of the Year.
With a third place in the WSOP main event, a $10k PLO bracelet, the WSOP Player of the Year award and well over $5 million in cashes, it’s not hard to see why.
Lamb topped Matt Waxman, Sam Trickett, Chris Moorman, Galen Hall and Elio Fox to win the category.
Magician and Scott Best in Show
Antonio Esfandiari and Kara Scott also scooped the male and female awards for Favorite TV Personality thanks to their highly praised work on the WSOP Main Event live stream.
The top “On the Felt” moment from 2011 in readers’ eyes was Phil Hellmuth making three runner-up finishes at the 2011 WSOP.
For the breakdown of the voting totals for the Readers Choice Awards, check out the March issue of BLUFF magazine.
The rest of the awards:
Favorite Male TV Personality: Antonio Esfandiari (WSOP Live Coverage)
Favorite Female TV Personality: Kara Scott (WSOP Live Coverage)
Favorite Web-based Poker Show: The Micros
Favorite Poker Blog: WickedChopsPoker.com
Favorite Poker Tweeter: Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker)
Favorite Las Vegas Poker Room: Aria
Favorite California Poker Room: The Commerce
Favorite Florida Poker Room: Hard Rock Seminole
Favorite East Coast Poker Room: Borgata
Breakout Performer of the Year: Ben Lamb
Favorite Male Player: Daniel Negreanu
Favorite Female Player: Liv Boeree
Top “On the Felt” Moment of the Year: Phil Hellmuth Finishes Runner-Up Three Times @ WSOP