Marty Smyth Nominated for Two European Poker Awards

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After 2008 victories at the World Series of Poker, World Open, and Poker Million, pro Marty Smyth gets nominated for Best Tournament Performance and Player of the Year at European Poker Awards sponsored pro Marty Smyth has been nominated for two awards at the European Poker Awards 2008. The prestigious awards ceremony, held at the plush Aviation Club in Paris in January 2009, sees Smyth up for Best Tournament Performance and Player of the Year.

Smyth has had a remarkable year winning lifted the pot-limit Omaha world championship event at the World Series of Poker for which he collected $859,549, the World Open for $250,000 and, the Poker Million for $1 million.

He earned over $2.6 million from tournament poker in 2008.

"I'm very flattered to be nominated," said Smyth. "It's a great honour but I'm up against some very tough and worthy competition. Winning one of the awards would really be the icing on the cake of for what was a very special year for me."

The nominations are:
Best Tournament Performance
Neil Channing
Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier
David Benyamine
Marty Smyth
Jesper Hougaard
Stefan Ruthenberg
Peter Eastgate

Player of the Year
Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier
David Benyamine
Andreas Krause
Marty Smyth
Neil Channing

Paul Spillane, head of poker at, said, "We're thrilled Marty has gotten the recognition he so thoroughly deserves. Even to be nominated is a great achievement. Now we hope he can go on for one more remarkable victory."

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