Luske handed European accolade ahead of strong opposition

 

 

The Flying Dutchman Marcel Luske has been named ‘Player of the Year’ at the European Poker Awards in Helsinki, Finland. Luske, with a victory in Barcelona amongst six final table appearances in Europe, saw off strong opposition from Willie Tan, Ram Vaswani, Dave Colclough and Lucy Rokach to take the accolade.

 

Finland’s Jani Sointula was handed the title of ‘Rookie of the Year’ thanks to his victory in the Monte Carlo Millions.

 

Swede Martin De Knijff received the award for ‘Best Tournament Performance’, having won a cool $2.7m in the $25,000 Bellagio WPT event.

 

Estonian Andres Burget won the ‘Casino Staff Person’ award for his development of poker in the Baltic States.

 

This was the fourth year of the European pengeluaran hk Awards where Oscar style nominations are supplied by a 20-person panel whose identities are withheld. Sadly there are also no apparent guidelines for nominations and/or the final votes, which is a secret ballot by a named panel.

 

Clearly, for example, Luske’s American exploits (runner-up in 7-card-stud and 10th in the WSOP main event) must have scored heavily as his domestic results were not up to the standard of his rivals. Similarly …

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Poker’s Recent Rise in Popularity

Nowadays, poker is taking the world by storm. Poker players are becoming celebrities and cable television even airs shows dedicated solely to the game. What does all this mean? Two words: Big Business. The poker revival can really be attributed to the Internet. Online poker sites have grown exponentially in the past few years, reaching fans all across the world. Everyone from poker professionals to beginners can find an online Bandarq game that matches their skill and financial levels from the comfort of their own homes.

 

Tournaments such as the World Poker Tour also have played a hand in raising poker’s popularity. Non-professional players can participate and try their luck against the very best. Recently, a non-professional player managed to win 2.5 million dollars in the Tour, which attracted such popular attention that NBC recently signed a deal with them.

 

Today, sponsorship deals are everywhere. The Bandarq growing industry is bringing in billions of dollars a year, attracting investors and turning professional poker players into wealthy celebrities.

 

Poker has definitely come a long way over the past few years, developing into new areas never …

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