American Poker Awards nominee
This spring will be the third time the American Poker Awards in Beverly Hills have been awarded and the nominations were announced yesterday. In ten categories, players, tournaments, industry executives and media builders are honored. Many nominations are not surprising. Thus, among others, Mike Sexton equal nominated for his victory at the WPT Montreal twice – once as a tournament performance and even as a moment of the year. In November, the 69-year-old Sexton, who is 15 years the face and voice of the WPT won, the first time a main event of his own tour.
The nomination of Jason Mercier who won two bracelets at the WSOP and skidded scarce on the third pass was to be expected. Our colleagues from Poker Listings are known for their short documentary Stu Ungar’s Last Chance Gone Wrong was nominated in the category of Media Content of the year. The almost 14-minute documentary describes the last great success of Stu Ungars and his subsequent crash, which ended with his death by talking to friends and fellow travelers. Documentary Stu Ungar’s Last Chance Gone Wrong.
In the same category Mike Sexton has been nominated by the way for a third time, here for his book Life’s a Gamble. A jury consisting of more than 70 players and decision-makers decides who will receive the awards. On February 23, they will be awarded in a grand ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
These are the nominations: Tournament performance of the year
Jason Mercier goes on historic one-week heater at the World Series of Poker. David Peters needing 3rd at EPT Prague to take GPI POY from Fedor Wood does Exactly did. Mike Sexton mounts incredible comeback to win first WPT title in Montreal
Breakout performance of the year
- Ari Engel
- Maurice Hawkins
- Ankush Mandavia
- Sam Soverel