Ole Schemion receiving the GPI POY Award
Ole Schemion receiving the GPI POY Award

PokerStars, last night put in a strong showing at the European Poker Awards in Malta with six awards going to sponsored players and staff, including Team PokerStars Pros Liv Boeree, George Danzer and Eugene Katchalov. In a press release Pokerstars informed that the 2014 efforts of the three members of Team PokerStars Pro were recognised with Boeree winning the Female Player of the Year award, Katchalov bagging Ukrainian Player of the Year, and Danzer scooping the Poker Ambassador of the Year title. The award ceremony was held at The Hilton, Malta and the GPI Player of the year Ole Schemion was also facilitated there.

The EPT 10 Vienna Main Event received the award for Event of the Year (buy-in over $2,000), PokerStars Blog’s French reporter Victor Saumont was honoured with the Best Poker Media Content for his documentary ‘Nosebleeds’, while EPTLive commentator and PokerStars Blog reporter Marc Convey picked up the gong for Media Person of the Year.

Danzer was last year recognised for his poker talent when he secured the WSOP Player of the Year title. This award confirms Danzer’s place at the game’s top table. The German, who has won WCOOP and SCOOP titles, is well known among the poker community as an enthusiastic advocate of the game and regularly gives free coaching and video updates during big live and online festivals.

A thrilled Danzer said: “It makes me really happy that I won a trophy at the European Poker Awards. I would like to thank everybody who voted. Winning the best poker ambassador award shows that people believe I approach the game in the right way and that’s my goal.”

The awards took place in Malta to coincide with the PokerStars EPT Malta Poker Festival.