Monday, September 05, 2011

Jake Cody Wins Player of the Year at British Poker Awards

Young gun Jake Cody captured two of the British Poker Awards presented at the fifth annual Poker in the Park poker festival in London this weekend where “the pokerati” gathered to remember a fantastic year in UK poker. Hosted by comedian Lucy Porter and Bluff Europe’s Michael Caselli, nominees had been decided by a committee that included editors of Bluff Europe Magazine and and “The Voice of Poker” himself, Jesse May, with winners decided by public vote.

The Gamblogger was at Poker in the Park all weekend and I posted a bunch of pics on my Facebook page.  Have a look!

The public voted for youth as players in their twenties swept the board. Jake Cody picked up “Best Tournament Player” and “Player of the Year”, Sam Trickett won “Best Cash Player”, Matt Perrins “Best Breakthrough Player”, Jason Mercier “Best International Player” JP Kelly “Best PLO” Player and Chris Moorman “Best Online Player”. Representing the (slightly) older generation were the likes of Neil Channing (“Best Blog”), John Duthie (“Best Contribution to Poker”) and Vicky Coren (“Best Social Media User”).

The awards also featured a charity auction to raise money for Peace and Sport (, with Barcelona and Arsenal shirts, signed by the teams, going under the hammer. The Barcelona shirt alone raised over £2,000 following a bidding war between Roland De Wolfe and Sam Trickett.

Congratulations to this year's winners:

Best International Player: Jason Mercier

Best Mixed Game Player: Richard “Chufty” Ashby

Best Cash Player: Sam Trickett

Best PLO Player: JP Kelly

Best Blogger: Neil Channing’s Black Belt Poker Blog

Best Tournament Player: Jake Cody

Best Online Player: Chris Moorman

Best Poker League: Champions Poker League

Best Poker

Best Contribution to Poker:John Duthie

Best Social Media User:Vicky Coren

Poker Personality of the Year:Kara Scott

Lifetime Achievement Award: Roy Houghton

Best Breakout Player: Matt Perrins

Player of the Year:Jake Cody