The candidates for this year's European Poker Awards have now been revealed. One of the nominees is the high-stakes player Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom from Sweden. Blom is up against Jens Kyllönen, Chris Moorman and last year's winner Ilari Sahamies for the Internet Player of the Year award.
The European Poker Awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Kara Scott, will take place during the Euro Finals of Poker in Paris on January 22. The winners will be selected by a panel chaired by the creator of the event: Nic Szermeta. Other judges are Jérôme Schmidt, Stephan Gollubits, Jesse MayBarry Carter, Joe Beevers, Alexandre Dreyfus and Michael Michelin. Below are all the categories and nominees.
Rookie of the Year:
Gaëlle Baumann, Lucille Cailly, Aubin Cazals and Ole Schemion
Best Tournament Performance:
Davidi Kitai, Rocco Palumbo, Marvin Rettenmaier, Ole Schemion and Sam Trickett
Europe's Leading Lady:
Gaëlle Baumann, Liv Boeree, Lucille Cailly and Elisabeth Hille
Internet Player of the Year:
Viktor Blom, Jens Kyllönen, Chris Moorman and Ilari Sahamies
Poker Staff Person of the Year:
Dave Brannan, Nicolas Fraioli, Neil Johnson and Simon Trumper
Rob Gardner Memorial Award for the Poker Personality of the Year:
Neil Channing, Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier, Tony Guoga, Gus Hansen, Marvin Rettenmaier and Kara Scott
Best European Event of the Year:
EPT Barcelona, Irish Poker Open, Prague Poker Festival and WSOPE Cannes