Nominees announced for the 2011 PokerNewsBoy Awards

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 14, 2011 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »

It’s that time again; time to vote for the 2011 Awards. For 2011 the categories have been streamlined to 10, with 5 Player of the Year Awards up for grabs, as well as five other awards ranging from Poker Moment of the Year to Best Poker Blog.

Last year we opened up our voting for the 2010 awards on our forum and were amazed at the tremendous amount of poker fans who cast their vote for their favorite players, poker sites, and poker portals. This year we will be changing up the process a bit (to keep the ballot box from being stuffed) as we have selected an “expert” panel to handle the selection of the winners in each category.

We still want to hear from our readers, so use the comments section at the end of the article to help sway the panel’s decision! Here is a look at the nominees in the 10 categories for the 2011 Awards:

Female Poker Player of the Year

* Vanessa Selbst

* Maria Ho

* Annie Duke (for her contributions)

Breakout Player of the Year

* Chris Moorman

* Ben Lamb

* Pius Heinz

Online Poker Player of the Year

* Ilari “Ilari_Finn” Sahamies

* Viktor “Isildur1” Blom

* Jason ‘jdpc27’ Wheeler

* Gus Hansen

Tournament Player of the Year

* Chris Moorman

* Erik Seidel

* Eugene Katchalov

* Jason Mercier

* Ben Lamb

Poker Player of the Year

* Ben Lamb

* Sam Trickett

* Chris Moorman

* Erik Seidel

Best Poker Moment of 2011

* Phil Hellmuth’s three runner-up finishes at WSOP

* WSOP Player of the Year Race

* Heads-up battle between Pius Heinz and Martin Staszko for WSOP title

* Jake Cody and ElkY win Triple Crown

Poker Story of the Year

* Black Friday

* Erik Seidel’s dominance

* The WSOP “Live Feed”

Poker Scandal of the Year

* Full Tilt Poker fails to repay players

* Jose “Girah” Macedo exposed

* Chino Rheem and Mike Divita vs. the Epic Poker League

Best Poker Forum

* 2+2 Poker Forums

* Pocket Fives

Best Poker Blog

* Wicked Chops Poker

* Subject: Poker

* Pokerati

Winners will be announced on December 27th. Leave your suggestions for our specially selected panel in the comments section below.

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