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Nominees for Global Poker Awards revealed

18 March 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Representatives from 10 different Nations will battle it out as 20 trophies are expected to be handed out at the inaugural Global Poker Awards next month in Las Vegas.

Over 130 Nomination Panel members from around the globe voted to determine this year’s official nominees in 13 categories.

While this is the very first edition of the Global Poker Awards, there are several former American and European Poker Award winners up for trophies this year including: Lance Bradley, Mori Eskandani, Joe Ingram, Cary Katz, Lon McEachern, Andrew Neeme, Daniel Negreanu, Matt Savage, Nick Schulman, Jason Somerville, Jaime Staples, Remko Rinkema and several events and organizations.

Bradley and Rinkema join Justin Bonomo and Lex Veldhuis as the only people to be nominated in two categories at this year’s Awards.

Two Award winners are already known as poker power couple Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell will receive the GPI Player of the Year and GPI Female Player of the Year trophies on Awards night. For Bicknell, this will be her second consecutive year picking up the PoY trophy.

Here is the list of nominees, in alphabetical order:

Tournament Performance

  • Justin Bonomo (Super High Roller Bowl IV)
  • John Cynn (WSOP Main Event)
  • Maria Lampropulos (PCA Main Event)
  • Dylan Linde (WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic)
Breakout Player
  • Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic
  • Maria Konnikova
  • Ping Liu
  • Christopher Michael Soyza
Streamer of the Year
  • Jeff Gross
  • Jason Somerville
  • Jaime Staples
  • Lex Veldhuis
Vlogger of the Year
  • Marle Cordeiro
  • Joe Ingram
  • Andrew Neeme
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Doug Polk
Podcast
  • LFG Podcast (Chad Holloway, Jamie Kerstetter)
  • PokerCentral Podcast (Brent Hanks, Remko Rinkema)
  • PokerNews Podcast (Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt)
  • The Chip Race Poker Podcast (David Lappin, Dara O’Kearney)
  • The Fives a PocketFives.com Podcast (Lance Bradley, Donnie Peters)
Broadcaster
  • Maria Ho
  • Lon McEachern
  • Nick Schulman
  • Lex Veldhuis
Poker Journalist
  • Drew Amato
  • Sarah Herring
  • Remko Rinkema
  • Christian Zetzsche
Media Content
  • Drew Amato (photo: Brunson bids farewell to WSOP)
  • Lance Bradley (book: The Pursuit of Poker Success, published by D&B Publishing)
  • Haley Hintze (article: Vayo v. PokerStars)
  • PokerCentral/GO (Super High Roller Club: Nick Schulman featuring Ali Nejad)
Industry Person
  • Angelica Hael (World Poker Tour)
  • Cary Katz (Poker Central)
  • Matt Savage (WPT, TDA, more)
  • Ty Stewart (World Series of Poker)
  • Rob Yong (Dusk Till Dawn, partypoker)
Tournament Director
  • Tony Burns (Seminole Hard Rock)
  • Paul Campbell (ARIA)
  • Jack Effel (WSOP)
  • Kenny Hallaert (Unibet Open)
Mid-Major Tour/Circuit
  • 888poker Live
  • RUNGOOD Poker Series
  • Unibet Open
  • WPTDeepStacks
  • WSOP Circuit
Event of the Year
  • partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event
  • Super High Roller Bowl IV
  • WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
  • WSOP Main Event
Moment of the Year
  • Jeremy Hilsercop receives PSPC Platinum Pass (with help from Joe Ingram, Arlie Shaban, PokerStars and the poker community) as video of wife gifting him trip to WSOP on Christmas day goes viral
  • Joe Cada wins WSOP The Closer; registering for the event moments after remarkable 5th place finish in WSOP Main Event
  • Doyle Brunson plays his final WSOP event
  • Justin Bonomo wins Big One for One Drop, completing Super High Roller Streak (SHRBChina, SHRBIV, One Drop)
Other trophies to be presented at Global Poker Awards:
  • 2018 GPI Poker Player of the Year (Alex Foxen)
  • 2018 GPI Female Player of the Year (Kristen Bicknell)
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poker
  • Charitable Initiative
  • Jury Prize
  • PocketFives Legacy Award
  • People’s Choice Award for Poker Personality of the Year

 
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