Fernando Brito is EPT Player of the Year 2011

Fernando Brito from Portugal is the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Player of the Year after picking up the gong last night at Pacha nightclub, Madrid during the EPT Grand Finalfinal table.

The 52-year-old businessman topped the POY table after scoring:

6th – EPT London main event
1st – four €1,000 NL Turbo Random Bounty events 
2nd – one €1,000 NL Turbo Random Bounty events
1st – back-to-back €10,000 buy in events 
5th – €10,000 buy in San Remo
37th – EPT Madrid Grand Final

He said upon receiving his award, “We can only sing victory when it’s achieved, so I didn’t believe I had won until yesterday when I cashed in the Grand Final Main Event. I am very thankful to my family and friends – I couldn’t have done this without them. Now I’m going to try to do it again next season!”

The other award winners on the night were:

EPT Omaha Player of the YearDario Alioto
EPT Mixed Game Player of the YearMatthew Ashton
EPT Heads-Up Player of the YearDiogo Veiga 
EPT Country of the Year: Ireland
EPT Online Qualifier of the YearMartin Jacobson
EPT Achievement of the YearMax Heinzelmann 
EPT Players’ Choice AwardMax Heinzelmann

From http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/11329-european-poker-tour-award-winners-announced

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