Team PokerStars Pros clean up at British Poker Awards

ps_news_thn.jpgWhile we're a bit biased around these parts, we've always sort of thought Team PokerStars Pro contained some of the best and brightest people poker has to offer. This weekend, the British Poker Awards agreed.

Among the many BPA winners this weekend were Team Pros Jason Mercier, Vicky Coren, John Duthie, and JP Kelly.

Kelly, as you'll probably recall, made a very deep run in this year's World Series of Poker Main Event. However, it was his skill at PLO that won his the title of PLO Player of the year.

While Vicky Coren is best known in poker for her EPT London title, she's just as well known outside the realm for her writing, presenting, and use of social media. For the latter, Coren won the award for Best Social Media User.

Jason Mercier isn't even British, but he caught the eye of the BPA's after yet another outstanding year. Not only did he win another WSOP bracelet this year, but he also made two other WSOP final tables and won the EPT Season 7 Champion of Champions event. For that and his many other achievements, Mercier earned the title of Best International Player.

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Jason Mercier

Finally, John Duthie, creator and chairman of the EPT, earned his due this weekend. The BPA honored Duthie with the Outstanding Contribution to Poker Award, a much-deserved laurel, if we have to say so ourselves.

We also would be remiss if we didn't also congratulate the other winners of the BPA's, including Jake Cody (Best Tournament Player, Player of the Year), Sam Tricket (Best Cash Player), Richard Ashby (Best Mixed Game Player), Chris Moorman (Best Online Player, TwoPlusTwo.com (Best Forum), Neil Channing (Best Blogger), Champions Poker League (Best Poker League), Kara Scott (Best Poker Personality), Matt Perris (Best Breakout Player), and Roy Houghton (Lifetime Achievement Award).

Congratulations to all of this weekend's British Poker Awards winners.

Brad Willis
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