Last year’s “Rookie of the Year,” German player Ole Schemion, became this year’s GPI European Player of the Year at an awards ceremony last night during the European Poker Tour (EPT) Deauville.
The Global Poker Index (GPI) European Player of the Year awards are in their thirteenth year and provide recognition in 19 categories. The award for European Internet Poker Player of the Year went to Toby Lewis who, like Schemion, is a former “Rookie of the Year,” taking the title in 2011.
Ole Schemion also won the global GPI Player of the Year award. “I had a really great 2013 with so many deep runs and success,” Schemion said. “It makes me feel honoured to win GPI World and German Player of the Year.”
A Lifetime Achievement Award went to British player Barny Boatman, the oldest member of the famous four man Hendon Mob team. He was the first player to make three WSOP final tables in a row and was one of the early personalities of poker when it was first televised in the UK.
Ana Marquez from Spain took the award for Female Poker Player of the Year. Marquez won the Hollywood Poker Open, Lawrenceburg for $320k and cashed in two WSOP events last year. She ranks fifth on Spain’s all time money list.