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Vitaly Lunkin Wins Top Honor at European Poker Awards

Russian Beats Competition from France, Italy, and Croatia to Win Player of the Year at the European Poker Awards

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Vitaly LunkinThe winners of the ninth annual European Poker Awards have been announced. The event was held on Friday Feb. 12 at the Aviation Club de France in Paris.

The winners of the six categories were:

Player of the YearVitaly Lunkin (Russia pictured)

Europe’s Leading LadySandra Naujoks (Germany)

Rookie of the YearAntoine Saout (France)

Outstanding Tournament Performance of the YearJeffrey Lisandro (Italy)

Internet Player of the Year (New Category)Patrik Antonius (Finland)

Poker Staff Person of the YearEdgar Stuchly (Austria)