Nordic Poker Awards 2010 Announces Winners

Published Saturday, February 13, 2010 -

The Nordic Poker Awards 2010 have just been announced with Patrik Antonius taking the title of best Finnish online player. Meanwhile online poker star Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies helps develop a cult like status among his fans with the two players dominating the Nordic poker stars game rankings. A moderately off the wall gambler, “Ziigmund” and the most laid back Antonius have been gathering momentum in the tournaments. With Antonius pulling ahead with his Full Tilt Poker profits sitting at around the $20,000,000 mark, making him one of the biggest winners of all time.

Ville Wahlbeck another Finnish pro phenomenon has been awarded the Best Live Tournament Player from Finland after making the whole world take notice at the 2009 WSOP completing three major buy-in final tables. Peter Eastgate a Danish player a former WSOP Main Event champion also garnered award winning status when he took the best live tournament player award for his performance at the recent Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure. Eastgate also managed to take home the best performance award for his continued success on the live circuit since his historic win at the 2008 WSOP final table. Jesper Hougaard who won the best Danish online player after dominating the poker tables on all the major sites for the past year. Competition is strong and the matches take a lot of stamina and strength of will to keep on top of things. The quality of talent available for the judges at the awards is a testament to the standard of poker play across Europe. Many experts hold fast to the notion that the USA is still producing the best of the best poker stars but for some who see the writing on the wall there is little doubt that the Europeans are coming up fast and will soon be the leaders of the game.


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