Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Hurray! I won the “Contribution to Poker” thing at the British Poker Awards! Thanks very much, if you voted. Jesse May (a fellow nominee, author of a brilliant poker novel, columnist, podcaster and the voice of poker on British television since it began) was sitting on my right, just next to the aisle, and I enjoyed literally climbing over him to pick up the prize. STAND ASIDE, MAY! TOP CONTRIBUTOR COMING THROUGH!
But of course, these were the 2010 awards, for the past year, and my book came out in the last twelve months so I’m assuming it was a kindly award for that, in the knowledge that I won’t get another chance, while Jesse (and other great nominees Anthony Holden, Marty Wilson, Simon Trumper and Tony Kendall) will continue to be glorious year after year.
Either that, or it’s a prize for the fact that I make a contribution to poker every time I sit down in the Vic cash games *sigh*.
But I’m really pleased with my new little trophy, and mainly I hope that it will encourage a few more people to read For Richer, For Poorer; it’s no Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, but hey, it’s sort of won a prize…