EPT Awards back up for grabs

ept-thumb-promo.jpgLife was pretty good for Max Lykov last year. He played nearly all off the EPT main events, and more than a few side events, too. He actually won the tournament in Kyiv which set him off on a year that ended with him earning one of the tour's biggest honors: EPT Player of the Year.

Now, all EPT players have their chance to be like Lykov. The European Poker Tour Awards are back and there are a ton of great prizes and honors up for grabs.

After a successful run during Season 6, the EPT is bringing back the awards for Season 7 (yes, the one that just started this week in Tallin).

This year, the EPT will be presenting eight awards. That's one more than last year and now includes the Heads Up Player of the Year. Like Season 6, most of the awards are based on points earned in main events and side events. Two of the honors (EPT Achievement and Players' Choice) will be decided by vote.

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Max Lykov, basking in his victory

The EPT Awards offer more than mere trophies and laurels. Individual award winners in seven categories will get a prize package to the first event of Season 8. Season 7 EPT players who cashed and live in the Best EPT Country will get a to play a live €10k freeroll.

Here are the awards up for grabs and the people who currently hold them:

  • EPT PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Max Lykov)
  • EPT OMAHA PLAYER OF THE YEAR (William Thorson)
  • EPT MIXED GAMES PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Katja Thater)
  • EPT HEADS-UP PLAYER OF THE YEAR (New award)
  • BEST EPT ONLINE QUALIFIER OF THE YEAR (Pierre Neuville)
  • BEST EPT COUNTRY AWARD (Czech Republic)
  • EPT PLAYER'S CHOICE OF THE YEAR (Kevin MacPhee)
  • BEST EPT ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR (Allan Baekke)
  • To learn more about all of it, visit the EPT Awards page.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in European Poker Tour