Sam Trickett Dominates 2012 British Poker Awards

Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett sweeped the three categories in which he was nominated tonight in London.

WSOP Big One runner-up Sam Trickett dominated the 2012 British Poker Awards today, winning player of the year, best cash player and best tournament player.

Playing out aboard the H.M.S. President in London, the British Poker Awards recognize the biggest and brightest in British poker and tonight the winner’s circle was packed with names like Chris Moorman, Liv Boeree and even one American, Vanessa Selbst.

The big winner, however, was unquestionably Sam Trickett who was named 2012 player of the year, best cash player and best tournament player. It marks the second consecutive year Trickett won the award for best cash player.

In fact, Trickett has won awards in all three of the BPA’s iterations, winning best newcomer at the inaugural ceremony in 2010.

The bulk of Trickett’s accomplishments this year came by way of his second-place finish in the $1 million buy-in event at the World Series of Poker. Trickett pocketed a staggering $10.1 million, skyrocketing to the top of the UK charts.

Moorman Wins Best Online Player for Third Time

Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman wins his third consecutive award for best online player.

Trickett was joined tonight by Chris Moorman who took down the award for best online player for the third year in a row.

Also honored were Vanessa Selbst, who won best international player and Liv Boeree who won best poker personality of the year.

UKIPT president Kirsty Thompson got the nod for the biggest contribution to the growth of poker while her United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour was named best poker tour.

Here are the full 2012 British Poker Awards results:

  • Player of the Year: Sam Trickett
  • Best International Player: Vanessa Selbst
  • Best Card Room: Dusk Til Dawn
  • Best Tournament Director: Toby Stone (UKIPT)
  • Best Cash Player: Sam Trickett
  • Best Tournament Player: Sam Trickett
  • Best Online Player: Chris Moorman
  • Poker Personality of the Year: Liv Boeree
  • Best Poker Forum: The Hendon Mob
  • Best UK Tournament: UKIPT Nottingham
  • Best Card Room Restaurant: The Vic
  • Best Card Room Bar: Palm Beach
  • Best Poker Blogger/ Social Media: Neil Channing
  • Best Poker League: Champions Poker League
  • Biggest Contribution to Growing and Promoting Poker: Kirsty Thompson (UKIPT)

Follow the author on Google+

Follow the author on Twitter

About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

You May Also Like


Daniel Negreanu Turns 40: Kid Poker Comes of Age

Canadian Daniel Negreanu went broke several times as a young poker player but today he is on top of the poker world.

25 July 2014 1

Phil Ivey Heads North to Calgary for CPT Summer Showdown

Forget Las Vegas or Macau, Phil Ivey is going to Calgary for the Canadian Poker Tour’s Summer Showdown Series this summer.

24 July 2014

Report: Traces of "Prohibited Substance" Found in Strassmann Autopsy

According to a report in German newspaper, an autopsy of poker Johannes Strassmann has revealed "ingredients in his body fluids which are included in...

16 July 2014 1

Johannes Strassmann, Poker Pro: 1985 - 2014

The poker world remains in shock after the death of German poker pro Johannes Strassmann this past week in Slovenia.

01 July 2014 1

Please fill the required fields correctly!

Error saving comment!

You need to wait 3 minutes before posting another comment.

Comment added. Thank you!

ben 2012-09-19 09:26:41

Best Cardroom Manager - Simon Trumper from DTD.

Poker News General 2012-09-18 08:36:31

Great to see the British poker scene still blossoming and receiving the publicity it deserves.