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Brenes, Filatov, Carrel Accept 2015 Spirit of Poker Awards in Malta
Check out our latest video to hear directly from this year's Spirit of Poker Award winners Humberto Brenes, Anatoly Filatov and Charlie Carrel.
In its third year, the Spirit of Poker Awards recognizes poker players who are not only successful, but also demonstrate a true love for the game of poker.
Awards were given in three categories: Living Legend, Most Inspiring Player and Rising Star.
This year's winners overcame a tough roster of nominees that included some of the most popular poker players in the world to take top honors.
Each of our winners received more online votes than any of their opponents to win the final round of this year's Spirit of Poker Awards.
Costa Rican poker star Humberto Brenes won the Living Legend award, Russia's Anatoly Filatov won Most Inspiring Player and British poker player Charlie Carrel took the Rising Star award.
Watch 2015 Spirit of Poker Awards
Winners Beat Out Huge List of Nominees
Winning a Spirit of Poker Award is no easy feat. A huge base of fans and supporters is essential.
This year's winners were up against some truly tough competition which makes their victories all the more meaningful.
Brenes, for example, overcame huge poker names including Barry Greenstein, Erik Seidel, Padraig Parkinson and legendary actor and poker player James Woods.
Filatov came out on top against a group that included other poker inspirations Martin Jacobson, Jason Somerville and Dominik Nitsche, among others.
Finally, Charlie Carrel got more votes than other poker young guns including Spain's Adrian Mateos, Germany's Fedor Holz and Japan's Akira Ohyama.
Congratulations to all three 2015 Spirit of Poker Awards winners!
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