Trickett, Moorman Headline 2012 British Poker Awards Nominations

The nominations for the 2012 British Poker Awards have been announced and has secured a spot on the judging panel.

In its third consecutive year, the British Poker Awards shine the spotlight on the year’s best poker players, events and websites from the UK.

Brought to you by Bluff Europe, the awards ceremony is set to go off September 17 aboard the yacht H.M.S. President.

Headlining the list of categories are honors for Player of the Year and Best International Player, both of which will be decided by the panel of judges that includes Jesse May, Bluff Europe,, and

Additionally, fans have the chance to vote on 11 other categories that cover everything from the best tournament player to the best casino restaurant in the UK.

Just head to the British Poker Awards website to cast your vote.

And finally, professional poker players will vote on the best card room, the best card room manager and the best tournament director.

Last year Jake Cody won Player of the Year honors, thanks in part to winning his first WSOP gold bracelet and final-tabling the WSOP Europe main event.

This year Cody is nowhere to be found on the nominations, but a few other big names stand out.

Nomination Domination

Judging my winnings alone Sam Trickett stands head and shoulders above all Brits this past year.

Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman stands out as one of the UK's best.

Trickett placed second in the world’s first $1 million buy-in tournament at the World Series of Poker this summer, winning $10.1 million. To date Trickett has earned over $16.4 million playing live poker tournaments.

Chris Moorman, Neil Channing, Vicky Coren and Chris Brammer also find themselves nominated in more than one category.

Other awards categories include a category for the individual who has contributed most to growing and promoting the game of poker, the best card-room bar and the best UK poker tournament.

For the full list of nominations, and the chance to vote, head over to the British Poker Awards website.

To get a feel for the flavor of the British Poker Awards check out the video below from their inaugural event in 2010.

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