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Ville Wahlbeck wins two awards at the PokerStars Nordic Poker Awards

Poker pro Ville Wahlbeck from Finland had done well at the PokerStars Nordic Poker Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 15th, 2010, taking home both the Best Live Tournament Player of the Year Award and the Best Performance of the awards.

34 year-old Wahlbeck, who finished among the top thirteen poker players in six poker events at the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) said that he feels overwhelmed from all the awards that he received. He added that doing so well in poker tournaments in the summer was an incredible feeling and receiving all of his awards at the Nordic Poker Awards is just an added bonus.

The PokerStars Nordic Poker Awards honors the achievements of poker players from the countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Poker enthusiasts from the continent vote online for their favorite poker pros in four categories and a group composed of journalists and poker industry insiders choose the winners from a shortlist.

Aside from Wahlbeck's two awards, fellow Finnish poker player Patrik Antonius was awarded Best Online Player of the Year. Antonius was the biggest winner on the online high-stakes poker tables, earning more than $8.9 million.

Following wins in the High Roller event at the PokerStars WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker and the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam, Swedish poker pro Kristoffer "Sumpas" Thorsson won the Rookie of the Year title to round out the poker awards.

The awards ceremony was hosted by EPT (European Poker Tour) presenter Michelle Orpe at the Park nightclub with 2010 EPT Copenhagen set to begin at the Casino Copenhagen on February 16th, 2010.


03/04/2010 12:14 PM