PokerStars recently launched the “Big 20 Players Awards” as part of celebrations marking its 20th year in the industry. The online poker giant has compiled 50 unforgettable moments from its archive, split into 10 categories. Each category has five nominees. PokerStars players and fans will decide who deserves to win.
To vote, simply check out the clips provided by PokerStars on its website, with the nominees at the center of the action. You may choose who took the sickest bad beat, who pulled off the best hero call or fold, who had the best celebration, or who was the best actor.
Some of the biggest names in the game are among the nominees, including Phil Hellmuth, Vanessa Selbst, Isaac Haxton, Jason Mercier, and Daniel Negreanu.
Here are the 10 categories and the complete list of nominees:
Best Hero Fold
Who made the best hero fold? Choose from the following: Joep van der Bijgaart – I Hate Myself, Joel Micka – But He’s A Mizrachi, Galen Hall – Why So Large?, Ike Haxton – You’re A Wizard, Danny Parlafes – How Good Can You Run?
Best Celebration
The nominees for Best Celebration are:
John Dibella – Di-Bell Strikes Nine, Jyries Aguad – Chiquitita, Scott Seiver – Running Laps, Paul Pierce – MVP MVP!, Bolivar Palacios – Vamos!
Sickest Bad Beat
The Sickest Bad Beat nominees include:
Phil Hellmuth – Run It Again, Vitaly Lunkin – Death By Quads, Theo Jorgensen – I Have To Go With My Instincts, Ricardo Torres Santana – King On The River!, Sven Reichardt – Would Be Great Television
Sickest Cooler
The nominees under this category are: Alex Gomes – Oh My Quad!, ElkY – Don’t Play Bad Aces, Julien Martini – Shaken, Not Stirred, Juan Martin Pastor – Luck Be A Lady, Tony G – Tony Silenced
Boldest Bluff Attempt
Choose who tried the boldest bluff from this list:
Martin Jacobson – Call It A Gift, Gilles Bernies – Now They Know, Vanessa Selbst – Vanessa The Aggressor, Ronaldo – World Class Bluff, Hossein Ensan – Blast Off!
Best Actor
Here are the nominees for Best Actor:
Mikel Habb – Fail Fish, Kresten Nielsen – Big Toro, Daniel Negreanu – The Misclick, Ivan Freitez – The Angle, Tony G – Without Looking
Best WTF Moment
Check out these clips to decide who left you thinking WTF?
Kevin Hart – I Have A Straight, Giuseppe Pantaleo – Everyone Loves A Chop Pot, Mikalai Pobal – Checking The Nuts, Sascha Cornils – Timeout, Vanessa Selbst – Selbst Gets Felted
Best Winning Moment
Who among these nominees had the best winning moment? Watch the clips to help you decide.
Mike Kosowski – I Want To Be A Millionaire, Robert Notkin – The One That Knocks, Ramon Colillas – From Platinum To The Podium, Sebastian Malec – Fan Boy, Victoria Coren Mitchell – It’s A Brick!
Best Bluff
Nominees for the Best Bluff are: Sara Chafak – Is This Real Life?, Daniel Negreanu – Kings Were Good, Right?, Adrian Mateos – Buenos Dias, Adrian, Benny Spindler – Clicking Buttons, Krisztian Gyorgyi – Good For TV
Best Hero Call
Who made the best hero call? Pick your bet from this list:
Jason Mercier – A Star Is Born, Davidi Kitai – Soul Read, Ryan Reiss – Ryan’s No Loeser, Massimiliano Martinez – Tilt Juice, Steve O’Dwyer – Hero For The Win
Voting Closes on December 6
Voting For the Big 20 is now open and will close at 00:01 GMT on Monday, December 6. The winners will be revealed the following day, December 7 during the live stream of the last day of The Big 20 Finale. The winners will each take home a unique prize.
PokerStars currently dominates the global online poker market, being the biggest real money online poker site in the world. It was founded by Isai Scheinberg and his son Mark in September 2001. PokerStars started to make waves in 2003 when Chris Moneymaker earned a seat to the WSOP Main Event through an online satellite at the site. Moneymaker went on to win the tournament, a victory mainly credited for the poker boom of the mid-2000s.

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