PokerStars.com held the European Poker Tour Awards where trophies were handed out commencing the end of EPT Season 7.
PokerStars.com commended eight people in total, including the 2010 Heads Up Player of the year. In total, six of the awards won by players were based on points the players collected playing in EPT main events as well as high stakes side events.
Every player taking home an award from the event will be entered into the first EPT Season 8 event as a part of their prize package for that event.
Season 7’s EPT Awards will feature a revised structure that awards different points to different tournaments according to their field size. A new award is also being introduced to reward the best Heads-Up player.
The full list of awards is as follows:
European Poker Tour Omaha Poker Player of the Year
Players must earn points in qualifying Omaha poker events to qualify for the title of Omaha Poker Player of the Year at Pokerstars. Last years winner, Max Lykov was decided on statistically using the players EPT points from Omaha events.
Season 6’s EPT Poker Player of the Year was Max Lykov
EPT Mixed Games Player of the Year
All players considered for this event were considered based on their points earned in European Poker Tour mixed game events. Only points accumulated in those events were eligible for this award. Last years award went out to William Thorson.
EPT Heads up Player of the Year!
Katja Thater wasn’t just the first woman to ever win the EPT heads up player of the year award, she was the first poker player to ever win the prize for this brand new category! Soon we’ll know who the season 7 EPT Heads up player of the year will be!
Online Qualifier of the Year!
There are 2 distinct ranking systems used to calculate the online qualifier of the year, both live and online. Players have to earn points in both areas to become eligible for this award.
In the online arena, players earned 100 points everytime they qualified for a European Poker Tour ME on pokerstars.com. The exception here is that if a player wins 2 seats to the same main event, they are only awarded points once.
The live qualifying portion includes players that qualified online, and cashed at the main event in question. Players earn points in this portion of the qualification process relative to their finishing place in the events.
The live and Online rankings are then added together, the player with the most points overall is the years Best Online Qualifier.
EPT Players Choice This Season!
By way of an Open vote invlovling European Poker Tour players favorite EPT Season 7 players. Voting will take place via an online survey which will open just before the EPT Grand Final.