More awards for PokerStars

We're a humble and modest bunch. But, heck, everyone loves to get awards. Even us. So it was with good cheer that we received news of the 2013 BLUFF Reader's Choice Awards, littered as they are with PokerStars back-slaps. What makes this so gratifying is that 10,000 poker fans had voted.

Congrats to Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, who picked up two awards: Favorite Male Player and Favorite Poker Tweeter. Also well done to Team Pro Vanessa Selbst, who won Favorite Female Player.

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Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu

But it was our involvement in what was the biggest story of the year that won a top gong, the Top 'Off The Felt' Moment of 2012: PokerStars acquiring the assets of Full Tilt Poker, paying back Rest of the World players.

Meanwhile, our excellent EPT Live show, in full swing as recently as Monday for the PCA Super High Roller Final, won the Favorite Web-based Poker Show category.

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James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton of EPT Live

We hate to blow our own trumpet but, erm, well done to us!

Here's the full list of results:
Favorite TV Personality: Antonio Esfandiari
Top "On the Felt" Moment of 2012: Antonio Esfandiari Wins the Big One for One Drop
Top "Off the Felt" Moment of 2012: PokerStars buys Full Tilt Poker, pays back Rest of World players
Favorite Male Player: Daniel Negreanu
Favorite Female Player: Vanessa Selbst
Favorite Poker Tweeter: Daniel Negreanu
Breakout Performer of the Year: Greg Merson
Favorite Web-based Poker Show: EPT Live
Favorite High Roller Tournament Player: Phil Ivey
Best Final Table of 2012: Big One for One Drop
Favorite Poker Blog: Diamond Flush Poker
Favorite Las Vegas Poker Room: Aria
Favorite California Poker Room: Bicycle Casino
Favorite Florida Poker Room: Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

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