The second annual Global Poker Awards announces nominees!

Posted On 31 Jan, 2020 0

Felicitating the best and the finest poker players in the community, the inaugural Global Poker Awards (GPA) coming together with Poker Central and PokerStars is hosting the second annual GPA to be held on Friday, 6 March 2020. Sixteen former award winners are back in contention this year as well with several them recognized in multiple categories.

A total of 18 awards will be voted on as well as the GPI Player of the Year award. Poker personality and podcast/video producer Joey Ingram picked up nominations in the People’s Choice for Poker Personality, Journalist of the Year and Media Content of the Year for examining the story of 2019 his “Investigating Mike Postle Hand Histories from Stones Live” and his extensive work.

Three-time GPI award winner Lance Bradley earned another three nominations for the Journalist of the Year, Media Content of the Year and Podcast of the Year. Aleeyah Jadavji is co-nominated with photographer Hayley Hochstetler for their striking piece on poker player and sarcoma-victim Kevin Roster. At the 2019 WSOP, Roster raised awareness of his battle with the illness before choosing to end his life through California’s ‘death with dignity’ laws. Capturing Ryan Laplante’s deep thoughts (picture below) during the 2019 WSOP by pokernews photographer Anthony Abrego. Also nominated in that category Paul Seaton for his four-part series on The Hendon Mob is one of the most famous groups of poker players in history.

Once again, Daniel Negreanu has gathered attention by nominations in two categories, the DAT Poker Podcast and for the second consecutive year in the Vlogger category alongside Terrence Chan, Ross Henry and Adam Schwartz.

Triton has pounced into the scene after receiving zero nominations in the 2018 GPA but this time with 4 nominations in various categories. The world number one, Bryn Kenney’s Triton Poker SHR Series in Montenegro win in Final Table Performance, Paul Phua in the Industry Person of the Year. The Triton Million for Charity (picture below) was nominated in the Event of the Year, with the final nomination coming in the People's Choice for Hand of the Year, with Sam Trickett's fold against Stephen Chidwick in the same event.

The biggest and the most prestigious event in poker, four WSOP Events have been nominated. The WSOP Main Event and Big 50 for Event of the Year, Hossein Ensan’s win in the Main Event and Phil Hui in the Poker Player’s Championship for Final Table Performance. Whereas, the Breakout Player of the Year nominates WSOP POY Robert Campbell and WSOP’s Jack Effel for Tournament Director.

Daniel Negreanu, Jamie Kerstetter, Lex Veldhuis, Hayley Hochstätter and tournament director Matt Savage each earned two nominations. Besides, Alex Foxen, Andrew Neeme, Barny Boatman, Brad Owen, Kenney, Cary Katz, Joe Giron, Joe Stapleton, Kevin Mathers, Nick Schulman, and Paul Campbell join Bradley, Ingram, Negreanu, Savage, and Veldhuis as previous award winners who find themselves back in the run.

Check out the 2019 Global Poker Award Nominees:

GPI BREAKOUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Robert Campbell (AUS)
  • Ramon Colillas (ESP)
  • Ben Farrell (UK)
  • George Wolff (USA)

FINAL TABLE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Hossein Ensan (GER), WSOP Main Event
  • William Alex Foxen (USA), WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
  • Phillip Hui (USA), WSOP Poker Players Championship
  • Bryn Kenney (USA), Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro

TWITTER PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Barny Boatman (UK)
  • Jamie Kerstetter (USA)
  • Kitty Kuo (TAI)
  • Kevin Mathers (USA)

PLAYERS CHOICE FOR TOUGHEST OPPONENT

  • Michael Addamo (AUS)
  • Kahle Burns (AUS)
  • Stephen Chidwick (UK)
  • Ali Imsirovic (BIH)

STREAMER OF THE YEAR

  • Hristivoje Pavlovic (AUS)
  • Benjamin Spragg (UK)
  • Matthew Staples (CAN)
  • Lex Veldhuis (NED)

VLOGGER OF THE YEAR

  • Jaman Burton (USA)
  • Andrew Neeme (USA)
  • Daniel Negreanu (CAN)
  • Brad Owen (USA)

PODCAST OF THE YEAR

  • DAT Poker Podcast: Terrence Chan, Ross Henry, Adam Schwartz, Daniel Negreanu (CAN)
  • Poker Life Podcast: Joey Ingram (USA)
  • The Fives, a PocketFives Podcast: Lance Bradley (CAN), Donnie Peters (USA)
  • The Grid: Jennifer Shahade (USA)

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR

  • Phil Galfond (USA), Run it Once Poker
  • Cary Katz (USA), Poker Central/PokerGO
  • Paul Phua (MAS), Triton Poker

Matt Savage (USA), WPT/TDA

  • TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
  • Tony Burns (USA), Seminole Hard Rock
  • Paul Campbell (USA), Aria
  • Jack Effel (USA), World Series of Poker
  • Matt Savage (USA), WPT/TDA

EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • PokerStars Players Championship Bahamas
  • Triton London Million for Charity
  • World Series of Poker Main Event
  • World Series of Poker BIG 50

MID-MAJOR TOUR/CIRCUIT OF THE YEAR

  • Road to PSPC
  • RUNGOOD Poker Series
  • WPTDeepStacks
  • WSOP Circuit

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lance Bradley (CAN)
  • Haley Hintze (USA)
  • Joey Ingram (USA)
  • Nick Jones (UK)

BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR

  • Jamie Kerstetter (USA)
  • Jeff Platt (USA)
  • Nick Schulman (USA)
  • Joseph Stapleton (USA)

MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR: WRITTEN

  • A Fight for Fatherhood: The Biggest Win of Jason Young’s Life, Lance Bradley (CAN) for PoketFives
  • Kevin Roster Spread Sarcoma Awareness at WSOP, Wants to End Life on His Terms, Aleeyah Jadavji (CAN), Hayley Hochstetler (USA) for PokerNews
  • Poker and Pop Culture, Martin Harris (USA) for D+B Publishing
  • The Unabridged Story of The Hendon Mob, Paul Seaton (UK) for PokerNews

MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR: PHOTO

  • Antonio Abrego (USA): Ryan Laplante in deep thought at the WSOP (PokerNews)
  • Drew Amato (USA): Dario Sammartino folds at the WSOP (Poker Central)
  • Joe Giron (USA): WPT Champion Frank Stepuchin is lifted in victory (WPT)
  • Hayley Hochstetler (USA): Doyle Brunson and Jack Binion at WSOP celebration (WSOP)

MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR: VIDEO

  • Investigating Mike Postle Hand Histories from Stones Live, Joey Ingram (USA)
  • Legends of the Game – Stu Ungar (PokerGO)
  • The Big Blind w/Jeff Platt featuring Mike Matusow, Normand Chad, Sarah Herring (PokerGO)
  • Who Makes Money from Professional Poker, Sam Rega (USA) for CNBC

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR POKER PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Joey Ingram (USA)
  • Jonathan Little (USA)
  • Ryan DePaulo (USA)
  • Lex Veldhuis (NED)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR HAND OF THE YEAR

  • Bryce Yockey takes a historic hit against Josh Arieh in the WSOP Poker Players Championship
  • Ryan Riess makes a 10-high all-in call at EPT Monte Carlo final table
  • Sam Trickett makes Stephen Chidwick fold the best hand at Triton London 1M event
  • Thi Xoa Nguyen folds full house to Athanasios Polychronopoulos at PSPC

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