Global Poker Awards Announces Most Nominees

Global Poker Awards Announces Most Nominees

The Second Annual Global Poker Awards are still about six weeks away, but many of the nominees have already been decided. The process has been smooth and quick so far, not to mention transparent.

Poker fans took part in some aspects of the process thus far, nominating their favorites in some categories and voting on others. As a part of the new, revised voting process for this year, the public is much more involved than last year. Not only does it garner attention for ahead of the ceremony, it allows nominees for the People’s Choice awards to appeal to the public for votes.

Without further ado, let’s see where it all stands right now.

Final Nominees for Global Poker Awards

Several nominees are up for multiple awards for the 2019 year, led by Joey Ingram. He won an award last year and is nominated four time this year. Lance Bradley is nominated three times. And those who are up for two awards each are Matt Savage, Daniel Negreanu, Jamie Kerstetter, Lex Veldhuis, and Hayley Hochstetler.

And the nominees are:

GPI Breakout Player of the Year:

–Robert Campbell (Australia)

–Ramon Colillas (Spain)

–Ben Farrell (UK)

–George Wolff (US)

Final Table Performance of the Year:

–Hossein Ensan (Germany) at WSOP Main Event

–Alex Foxen (US) at WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic

–Phillip Hui (US) at WSOP Poker Players Championship

–Bryn Kenney (US) at Triton Poker Super High Roller Montenegro

Twitter Personality of the Year:

–Barny Boatman (UK)

–Jamie Kerstetter (US)

–Kitty Kuo (Taiwan)

–Kevin Mathers (US)

Player’s Choice for Toughest Opponent:

–Michael Addamo (Australia)

–Kahle Burns (Australia)

–Stephen Chidwick (UK)

–Ali Imsirovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Streamer of the Year:

–Hristivoje Pavlovic (Australia)

–Benjamin Spragg (UK)

–Matthew Staples (Canada)

–Lex Veldhuis (Netherlands)

Vlogger of the Year:

–Jaman Burton (US)

–Andrew Neeme (US)

–Daniel Negreanu (Canada)

–Brad Owen (US)

Podcast of the Year:

–DAT Poker Podcast with Terrence Chan, Ross Henry, Adam Schwartz, Daniel Negreanu

–Poker Life Podcast with Joey Ingram

–The Fives with Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters

–The Grid with Jennifer Shahade

Industry Person of the Year:

–Phil Galfond (US)

–Cary Katz (US)

–Paul Phua (Malaysia)

–Matt Savage (US)

Tournament Director of the Year:

–Tony Burns of Seminole Hard Rock (US)

–Paul Campbell of Aria (US)

–Jack Effel of WSOP (US)

–Matt Savage of WPT (US)

Event of the Year:

–PokerStars Players Championship Bahamas (PSPC)

–Triton London Million for Charity)

–World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP)

–World Series of Poker Big 50 (WSOP)

Mid-Major Tour/Circuit of the Year:

–Road to PSPC

–RUNGOOD Poker Series


–WSOP Circuit

Journalist of the Year:

–Lance Bradley (Canada)

–Haley Hintze (US)

–Joey Ingram (US)

–Nick Jones (UK)

Broadcaster of the Year:

–Jamie Kerstetter (US)

–Jeff Platt (US)

–Nick Schulman (US)

–Joe Stapleton (US)

Media Content of the Year (Written):

–Lance Bradley (Canada) for “A Fight for Fatherhood: The Biggest Win of Jason Young’s Life” on PocketFives

–Alleyah Jadavji (Canada) and Hayley Hochstetler (US) for “Kevin Roster Spread Sarcoma Awareness at WSOP, Wants to End Life on His Terms” for PokerNews

–Martin Harris (US) for “Poker and Pop Culture” at D&B Publishing

–Paul Seaton (UK) for The Unabridged Story of the Hendon Mob” at PokerNews

Media Content of the Year (Photo):

–Antonio Abrego (US) for “Ryan Laplante in deep thought at the WSOP” at PokerNews

–Drew Amato (US) for “Dario Sammartino folds at the WSOP” at Poker Central

–Joe Giron (US) for “WPT Champion Frank Stepuchin is lifted in victory” at WPT

–Hayley Hochstetler (US) for “Doyle Brunson and Jack Binion at WSOP celebration” at WSOP

Media Content of the Year (Video):

–Joey Ingram (US) for “Investigating Mike Postle Hand Histories from Stones Live”

–PokerGO for “Legends of the Game – Stu Ungar”

–PokerGO for “The Big Blind with Jeff Platt featuring Mike Matusow, Norman Chad, and Sarah Herring

–Sam Rega (US) for “Who Makes Money from Professional Poker” on CNBC

People’s Choice Finalists Need Public Voting

There are two awards categories that public voting whittled down to the finalists. But the public’s duty is not finished, as they are now able to vote for the winners.

The two categories are open for public voting from now through Friday, January 31 at 8pm PT. One vote is allowed per email address and IP address.

People’s Choice for Poker Personality of the Year:

–Joey Ingram (US)

–Jonathan Little (US)

–Ryan DePaulo (US)

–Lex Veldhuis (Netherlands)

People’s Choice for Hand of the Year:

–Bryce Yockey takes historic hit against Josh Arieh in WSOP Poker Players Championship

–Ryan Riess makes 10-high all-in call at EPT Monte Carlo final table

–Sam Trickett makes Stephen Chidwick fold best hand at Triton London $1M event

–Thi Xoa Nguyen folds full house to Athanasios Polychronopoulos at PSPC


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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