Schemion, Boatman Big Winners At European GPI Awards

Barny Boatman Wins Event #49

The long awaited 2013 Global Poker Index European Poker Awards were dished out last night during an evening of extravagance that ended with a party each of the players are sure to remember. The players were given awards based on their performances last year.

There were a number of awards handed out but the biggest of them has to be the European Player of the Year won by Ole Schemion of Germany and the Lifetime Achievement Award handed to the British professional Barny Boatman.

It is a fully deserved award for the British pro that finally won his first bracelet at the World Series of Poker last year.



Among the other winners was British pro Toby Lewis who came away as Europe’s best online player in 2013 and Adrian Mateos Diaz who claimed the Rookie Of The Year award.

The Full Listings

Rookie of The Year – Adrian Mateos Diaz

Mr. Personality – Roger Hairebedian

Best Tournament Performance – Philipp Gruissem

Best Online Player – Toby Lewis

Poker Industry person of The Year – Neil Johnson (PokerStars)

Poker Event Of The Year – Full Tilt Poker Festival Galway

Europe’s Leading Lady – Ana Marquez

European player Of The Year – Ole Schemion

Lifetime Achievement Award – Barny Boatman

As well as the big individual award the GPI also handed out awards to those that were the best players from their countries. Take a look at who came out on top of all of their fellow countrymen down below.

GPI National Awards

BELGIUM – Davidi Kitai

FINLAND – Joni Jouhkimainen

FRANCE – Benjamin Pollak

IRELAND – Dermot Blain

ITALY – Dario Sammartino

NETHERLANDS – Govert Meetal

SPAIN – Adrian Mateos Diaz

UK – Stephen Chidwick

We want to offer our congratulations to all of the winners, especially to Barny Boatman who has been a true ambassador to the game throughout a long career at the felt.