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EPT Season 8 Player of the Year Awards

The PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Season 8 Awards rewarded the best performing players over the course of the season. The awards were handed out at a glittering ceremony during the PokerStars party at the end of the EPT Grand Final in May 2012.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ondrej Vinklarek, Czech Republic
ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR – Roberto Romanello, UK
PLAYERS’ CHOICE OF THE YEAR – Roberto Romanello, UK
HEADS-UP PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Melanie Weisner, USA
OMAHA PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Khiem Nguyen, Germany
ONLINE QUALIFIER OF THE YEAR - Pierre Neuville, Belgium
MIXED GAME PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Team PokerStars Pro Salvatore Bonavena, Italy
BEST COUNTRY - Lebanon

The tables below display the rankings in each category.

EPT 8 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Rank Player Pts Country Status
1 Ondrej Vinklarek 3,160 Czech Republic  
2 Roberto Romanello 2,735 UK  
3 Bryn Kenney 2,640 USA  
4 Martin Finger 2,435 Germany  
4 Nick Yunis 2,435 Chile  
6 Steve O'Dwyer 2,430 USA  
7 Mick Graydon 2,020 Ireland  
8 Jonathan Duhamel 1,960 Canada Team PokerStars Pro
9 Andrew Chen 1,920 Canada  
10 Govert Metaal 1,720 Netherlands  
11 Philipp Gruissem 1,710 Germany  
12 Konstantin Puchkov 1,665 Russia  
13 Eugene Katchalov 1,655 Ukraine Team PokerStars Pro
14 Zimnan Ziyard 1,520 UK  
15 Michael Telker 1,515 USA  
16 Matthias De Meulder 1,455 Belgium Team PokerStars Pro
17 Jannick Wrang 1,445 Denmark  
18 Shannon Shorr 1,440 USA  
19 Roger Hairabedian 1,400 France  
20 Olivier Busquet 1,390 USA  
21 Ruben Visser 1,340 Netherlands  
21 Frederik Jensen 1,340 Denmark  
23 Jan Bendik 1,330 Slovakia  
24 Andrey Pateychuk 1,310 Russia  
25 Yorane Kerignard 1,300 France  
25 Anton Wigg 1,300 Sweden  
25 Vadzim Kursevich 1,300 Belarus  
28 Mihails Morozovs 1,290 Latvia  
29 Pierre Neuville 1,280 Belgium EPT6 Online Qualifier
30 Johnny Lodden 1,270 Norway Team PokerStars Pro
31 Andras Kovacs 1,230 Hungary  
32 Andre Klebanov 1,225 Belarus  
33 Agris Klaise 1,190 Latvia  
34 Mario Puccini 1,170 Germany  
34 Mickey Petersen 1,170 Denmark Team PokerStars Online
34 Joni Jouhkimainen 1,170 Finland  
37 Nicolas Levi 1,150 France  
38 Yury Gulyy 1,142 Russia  
39 Stevie Tripp 1,140 Canada  
40 Andreas Wiese 1,121 Germany  
41 Martin Schleich 1,120 Germany  
41 Kunimaro Kojo 1,120 Japan  
43 Koen De Visscher 1,118 Belgium  
44 Yulius Sepman 1,095 Russia  
45 Ronny Kaiser 1,090 Switzerland  
46 Kenny Hallaert 1,090 Belgium  
47 Juha Helppi 1,085 Finland  
48 David Vamplew 1,070 UK  
49 Kevin MacPhee 1,060 USA  
50 Robert Deppe 1,060 USA  
51 Tobias Garp 1,050 Sweden  
52 Mike McDonald 1,045 Canada  
53 David Boyaciyan 1,030 Netherlands  
54 Juan Manuel Pastor 1,020 Spain Team PokerStars Pro
54 John Dibella 1,020 USA  
54 Rumen Nanev 1,020 Bulgaria  
54 Kyle Julius 1,020 USA  
58 Davidi Kitai 1,000 Belgium  
58 Andre Morath 1,000 Hungary  
60 Daniel Smith 995 Canada  
61 Grzegorz Cichocki 985 Poland  
61 Andreas Samuelsson 985 Swiss  
63 Ole Schemion 980 Germany  
63 Chris McClung 980 Canada  
65 Georgios Kapalas 975 Greece PokerStars Greek Challenger
66 Daniel Neilson 970 Australia  
66 David Sonelin 970 Sweden  
66 Dragan Kostic 970 Spain  
66 Dmitry Gromov 970 Russia  
70 Dominykas Karmazinas 960 Lithuania  
70 Mustapha Kanit 960 Italy IPT Player of the Year
72 Benny Spindler 950 Germany  
73 Pius Heinz 945 Austria Team PokerStars Pro
74 Viliyan Petleshkov 936 Bulgaria  
75 Jason Wheeler 935 USA  
76 Alexey Ermolov 930 Russia  
77 Saar Wilf 925 Israel  
78 Christopher Lastiwka 910 Canada  
79 Mikhail Petrov 900 Russia  
79 Faraz Jaka 900 USA  
79 Stefan Huber 900 Switzerland  
79 Dario Alioto 900 Italy  
83 Mathew Frankland 890 UK  
84 Isabel Baltazar 880 France  
84 Barny Boatman 880 UK  
84 Martins Adeniya 880 UK  
87 Salvatore Bonavena 875 Italy Team PokerStars Pro
87 Salvatore Bianco 875 Italy  
89 Dylan Wilkerson 870 USA  
90 Melanie Weisner 860 USA  
90 Joris Springael 860 Belgium  
92 Marco Leonzio 855 Italy  
93 Dimitar Danchev 850 Bulgaria  
93 Paul Guichard 850 France  
95 Rupert Elder 848 UK  
95 Martin Jacobson 848 Sweden EPT7 Online Qualifier
97 Xuan Liu 840 Canada   
98 Vanessa Rousso 810 USA Team PokerStars Pro
99 Berndt Gleissner 800 Germany  
99 Stavros Kalfas 800 Greece  
101 Jean-Noel Thorel 795 France  

All player names are recorded as per the Player Registration and Waiver Form for each event. Please ensure your name and details are entered correctly - and legibly - on this form by the payout team so that your points can be calculated accurately. EPT bears no responsibility for any points miscalculated due any error in the spelling of player names. Please check these rankings approximately one week after each event and email ept@pslive.com as soon as possible if you believe points have been miscalculated. Any errors must be reported within 30 days after each event for review and update of the ranking.

EPT 8 OMAHA PLAYER

Rank Player Pts Country
1 Khiem Nguyen 800 Germany
2 Ori Miller 630 Israel
3 Roman Romanovsky 600 Ukraine
4 Dario Alioto 570 Italy
5 Ben Vinson 540 UK
6 Ivan Kudryavstev 525 Russia
7 Nacho Barbero 500 Argentina
8 Juha Helppi 465 Finland
9 Ibrahim Ghassan 450 Lebanon
9 Paul Chapelle 450 France
11 Tome Moreira 420 Portugal

 

EPT MIXED GAMES PLAYER

Rank Player Pts Country
1 Salvatore Bonavena 625 Italy
2 David Williams 500 USA
3 Ricky Tang 450 Canada
4 Christopher Brammer 450 UK
5 David Ulliott 450 UK
6 Martin Kabrhel 400 Czech Republic
7 Matthew Giannetti 375 USA
8 Ian Taylor 375 UK
9 Erich Kollmann 360 Austria
10 Gary Lindsay 350 UK

 

EPT HEADS-UP PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Rank Player Pts Country
1 Melanie Weisner 495 USA
2 Martin Finger 485 Germany
3 David Kolmberger 360 Germany
4 Nick Yunis 360 Chile
5 Scott Seiver 300 USA
6 Salvatore Bianco 300 Italy
7 Martin Metzger 300 Germany
8 Guillermo Garcia 300 Spain
9 Vicky Coren 300 UK
10 Wade Townsend 300 USA

 

EPT 8 BEST ONLINE QUALIFIER

Rank Players Total Live Online
1 Pierre Neuville 1680 780 900
2 Martin Finger 1650 1050 600
3 Mohsin Charania 1550 950 600
4 Jannick Wrang 1400 1000 400
5 Lucille Cailly 1250 950 300
6 Martin Jacobson 1148 548 600
7 walid bou-habib 1100 300 800
8 Zimnan Ziyard 1100 800 300
9 clayton mozdzen 1100 700 400
10 Kevin John Mac Phee 1080 480 600

 

EPT 8 BEST COUNTRY

Rank Countries Entrants Cashes Percentage
1 Lebanon 94 23 24.47%
2 Hungary 85 17 20.00%
3 Russia 514 97 18.87%
4 USA 737 138 18.72%
5 Bulgaria 107 20 18.69%
6 Spain 389 71 18.25%
7 Denmark 219 37 16.89%
8 Romania 170 27 15.88%
9 UK 548 87 15.88%
10 Sweden 346 54 15.61%

*only listed countries with the required minimum of 16 Main Event cashes.

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