PokerPlayer Awards 2013: UK player of the year

Sadly it’s time for PokerPlayer to hand out our last award of 2013. Plenty of UK poker players found success in 2013 but one man crossed a rather huge landmark to top our list…

3. Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen took down the GUKPT grand final in 2013

Kevin Allen took down the GUKPT grand final in 2013

Family man Kevin Allen has been grinding it out on the UK circuit and in Las Vegas since 2008, but this was his breakthrough year. Allen beat out 504 players to win Dusk Till Dawn’s Monte Carlo tournament in April for £120,000 before bettering that result with a brilliant win in the GUKPT Grand Final at the Vic for £158,700. 

2. Sam Trickett

So good he has a room named after him...

So good he has a room named after him…

Considering he won $2.4 million in tournaments it seems strange to say that it has not been the best year for Sam Trickett in recent memory. Despite a disappointing WSOP, where he only cashed once, a $2m victory at the Aussie Millions super high roller and runner-up finish in the Party Poker Premier League kept Trickett’s clock ticking over nicely though.

Trickett continues to be the only UK player regularly mixing it up in the biggest live cash games in the world and, with national newspapers writing stories on him and Dusk Till Dawn naming their VIP room in his honour, it’s undisputable that Trickett is the face of UK poker. 

1. Chris Moorman

Moorman delighted with his award, just look at the smile on his face...

Moorman looking delighted with his award, just check out the smile on his face…

In an industry that spits up and chews out stars on a regular basis, the longevity of Chris Moorman in the online tournament world is truly remarkable. Since 2006 Moorman has been regarded as one of the best tournament players in the world and this year he reached a unique milestone, becoming the first player to ever win $10m in online MTTs. In November he also recaptured the PocketFives crown as the leading online tournament player in the world, a status that he still holds today. 

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