Neuville, Kihara Lead PokerListings Spirit of Poker Awards

Naoya Kihara
Naoya Kihara

Voting for the PokerListings Spirit of Poker Awards is nearly over and there are some clear frontrunners.

Pierre Neuville, Naoya Kihara and Luca Moschitta have emerged as the leaders in their respective categories but there could still be an upset before voting closes on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

Remember your voting will decide the top three in each category and then a PokerListings panel will pick the ultimate winners.

EPT satellite king Neuville is currently killing the 50+ category with Marcel Luske as a distant second. Konstantin Puchkov is in third with Thor Hansen close behind.

You can still vote for you favorite old-school pro here.

Sofia Lovgren
Sofia Lövgren

Meanwhile Kihara is a surprise leader for the Most Inspiring Player award with Max Lykov in second and Daniel Negreanu in third.

Marvin Rettenmaier, Matt Salsberg, George Danzer, Max Lykov, Rocco Palumbo and Isaac Haxton round out the various nominees.

Vote for your Most Inspiring Player here.

Finally the Future category proved to be the most competitive with Luca Moschitta and Lauri Pesonen neck-and-neck for the title. Sofia Lövgren is also in the running in third place.

Lövgren will have to hold off a surging Ole Schemion if she wants to make it to the next round.

Paul Berende, Joni Jouhkimainen, Max Altergott and James Obst can still be voted for as well.

To vote for who best represents the future of poker just go here.

Remember voting is open until Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 with the eventual winners to be announced during the PokerListings Battle of Malta.

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