The 4th Annual American Poker Awards nominees were announced today, and Playground Poker Club figures prominently among the 54 total awards and nominees. The American Poker Awards will be presented on Thursday, February 22nd in Los Angeles.
Our most prominent nomination is in the Event of the Year category. The four final nominees include the partypoker MILLION North America - the only nominated event that was held outside of Las Vegas. This tournament ran from May 5th to 10th, 2017 and was a $5,300 NL Hold’em event that generated a total prize pool of $5,709,750.00 and included both Online (on partypoker) and Live elements in an innovative tournament format.
Playground Poker Club was also the site of one of the 4 nominations for Poker Moment of the Year: “Ema Zajmovic becomes the first female player to win an open event on the World Poker Tour.” This occurred in the WPT Playground, held from February 10th to 15th, 2017. Zajmovic had previously final tabled the WPT Montreal, and in the very next WPT we hosted, she plowed through a 380-player field to take the Championship!
Congratulations are due as well to GPI Female Player of the Year, partypoker Sponsored Pro Kristen Bicknell. Kristen plays in most of the big events we host, and as the only Canadian on the partypoker roster, we’re always happy to welcome her back to Playground Poker Club.
The remainder of the nominees and awards list released today is filled with our friends and colleagues from around the North American poker scene, and Playground Poker Club would like to extend a hearty congratulations to everyone who has been recognized. We’re looking forward to welcoming the whole poker world back to Playground in April for the partypoker MILLIONS North America, this time with a total of $15,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools!