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The Nightly Turbo: British Poker Awards, WCOOP Results, and More

British Poker Awards

If you were looking for the results from the British Poker Awards, and update from the PokerStars WCOOP, and more, you've come to the right place. The Nightly Turbo is bringing you all the top poker news stories of the day, nicely packaged, so you don't have to go looking.

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Winners List

The inaugural British Poker Awards took place on Monday night at the Kensington Close Hotel in London. The awards were hosted by Antonio Esfandiari and Bluff Europe's Michael Caselli.

“The event has been fantastic and I hope it’s the first of many to come. More than 3,000 people voted online for their favorite players, which is a fantastic response. Big thanks to Antonio, my co-host, and to our media partners Poker Europa and for helping us to organize the event," Caselli said.

We know those of you who couldn't attend are on the edge of your seats just waiting to find out who won. And the envelope please. (We've always wanted to say that.)

BPA Results

Best Cash Player - Neil Channing
Best Tournament Player - James Akenhead
Best Online Player - Chris Moorman
Best International Player - Phil Ivey
Best Poker League - The Nuts Poker League
Best UK Card Room - Dusk till Dawn
Best Contribution to Poker - Vicky Coren
Best UK Poker Forum - Hendon Mob
Player's choice: Best newcomer - Sam Trickett
Player's choice: Best all round player - Richard Ashby
Editor's choice: Player of the Year - Praz Bansi

“I think the awards are a great thing,” winner James Akenhead said. “It’s a great night and a really good thing for poker.” has more.

WCCOP Update

Twenty-seven events are complete from the 2010 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker schedule and over $23 million has been awarded. There are still plenty of events left to be played and way more cash to be handed out. We're not here to tell you about that though, we're here to tell you about the players that walked away with WCOOP titles on Tuesday.

PokerStars WCOOP 26 - $320 Mixed Hold'em Six-Max

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300 + $201,116$400,000

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars WCOOP 27 - $320 FL Badugi

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300 + $20322$100,000
1John "jmonnett" Monnette$19,250
3Greg "fossilman" Raymer$10,750

The $1,050 no-limit hold'em two-day event began on Tuesday as well. A $1,433,000 prize pool was created from the 1,433 entrants. Plenty of Team PokerStars Pros were among those who sat down in front of their computer screens, vying for the title and the $243,610 first-place prize including Joe Cada, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, and Chris Moneymaker. The final 72 players will resume play at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday to play down to a winner. Here's what the top ten chip counts look like going into Day 2.

PokerStars WCOOP 27 - $1,050 No-Limit Hold'em 2-Day

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000 + $501,433$1,433,000
PlacePlayerChip Count
1Shawn "buck21" Buchanan451,770
3Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen343,230
6Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb301,558
7Greg "DuckU" Hobson294,479

There's still plenty of time to get in on the WCOOP action. Sign up for a PokerStars account today.

PPA Ratings

The Poker Players Alliance has done a little grading of members of Congress and their stance on the legalization of online poker. Some of the congressmen might want to hang those report cards on their refrigerators while others might not.

“The poker community has made tremendous progress over the past two years in educating members of Congress on the benefits of regulating online poker,” former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato and chairman of the Poker Players Alliance said. “The grades in our 2010 Congressional Ratings Guide indicate that progress, but also underscore that more needs to be done."

The five members of Nevada's delegation received either A's or B's, with Rep. Shelley Berkley coming out on top of the class with an A+. In 2008, 258 members of Congress earned a D or an F. This year's number dropped to 194. And the number of A's? 91. Hey, it's an increase in the right spots, and that's all we can ask for.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has more.

Switching Places at the WSOPE

Liv Boeree caught up with Gloria Balding to find out how her tournament is going. Wait a minute, scratch that, reverse it. When Gloria got the mic back from Liv, they discussed the WSOPE, the European Poker Open, and where Liv grew up.

Wonder if he took the job after all? has the rest of the results.

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