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Tournament Director of the Year
Presented to the Tournament Director deemed to have gone over and beyond for the game of poker during the 2018 poker season.
Nominee:Tony Burns (Seminole Hard Rock)
Nominee:Paul Campbell (ARIA)
Nominee:Jack Effel (WSOP)
Nominee:Kenny Hallaert (Unibet Open)
People’s Choice Award
Presented to the poker personality judged to have been one of the game’s best ambassadors in 2018. Voted by the fans
Video Blogger of the Year
Presented to the “vlogger” who not only releases quality, well-produced, content but must also show the ability to connect with the audience
Poker Broadcaster of the Year
Presented to the best poker broadcaster in the business.
Poker Media Content of the Year
Presented to the best poker article, blog post, book, picture or interview published by a journalist, industry member or media contributor .
Nominee:Drew Amato (photo: Brunson bids farewell to WSOP)
Nominee:Lance Bradley (book: The Pursuit of Poker Success)
Nominee:Haley Hintze (article: Vayo v. PokerStars)
Nominee:PokerCentral/GO (Super High Roller Club: Schulman featuring Nejad)
Moment of the Year
Each year poker produces extraordinary moments. From a historic victory to a jaw-dropping elimination and everything in between.
Nominee:Jeremy Hilsercop receives PSPC Platinum Pass (with help from Joe Ingram, Arlie Shaban, PokerStars) as video of wife gifting him trip to WSOP on Christmas day goes viral
Nominee:Joe Cada wins WSOP The Closer; registering for the event moments after remarkable 5th place finish in WSOP Main Event
Nominee:Doyle Brunson plays his final WSOP event
Nominee:Justin Bonomo wins Big One for One Drop, completing Super High Roller Streak (SHRBChina, SHRBIV, One Drop)
Mid-Major Circuit of the Year
Presented to the organization who presented the best Mid-Major Circuit events and festivals during the 2018 poker season.
Nominee:RUNGOOD Poker Series
Podcast of the Year
Presented to the podcast series judged to be the best for 2018.
Nominee:LFG Podcast (Chad Holloway, Jamie Kerstetter)
Nominee:Poker Central Podcast (Brent Hanks, Remko Rinkema)
Nominee:PokerNews Podcast (Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt)
Nominee:The Chip Race Poker Podcast (David Lappin, Dara O’Kearney)
Nominee:The Fives a PocketFives.com Podcast (Lance Bradley, Donnie Peters)
Streamer of the Year
Presented to the most dedicated poker streamer who continued to provide quality entertainment to their most dedicated fans while attracting new fans to the game.
Event of the Year
Presented to the event judged to have been the best single tournament event presented during the 2018 campaign.
Nominee:partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event
Nominee:Super High Roller Bowl IV
Nominee:WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
Nominee:WSOP Main Event
Poker Journalist of the Year
Looking to place the spotlight on those who shine brightest in the poker journalism.
Industry Person of the Year
Presented to the casino employee, tournament staff member or tour operating worker deemed to have gone over and beyond for the game of poker.
Nominee:Angelica Hael (World Poker Tour)
Nominee:Cary Katz (Poker Central)
Nominee:Matt Savage (WPT, TDA, more)
Nominee:Ty Stewart (World Series of Poker)
Nominee:Rob Yong (Dusk Till Dawn, partypoker)
Tournament Performance of the Year
Awarded to the player judged to have had the single best tournament performance on the worldwide live circuit during the 2018 poker.
Nominee:Justin Bonomo (Super High Roller Bowl IV)
Nominee:John Cynn (WSOP Main Event)
Nominee:Maria Lampropulos (PCA Main Event)
Nominee:Dylan Linde (WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic)
Breakout Player of the Year
Presented to the player judged to have enjoyed a breakout campaign on the live tournament circuit in 2018.
Nominee:Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic
Nominee:Christopher Michael Soyza
OTHER TROPHIES TO BE PRESENTED AT THE 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
The Global Poker Awards, presented by PokerStars, will be broadcasted live on PokerGO on Friday, April 5th 2019.