The Global Poker Awards Return After COVID Induced Hiatus
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The third edition of the Global Poker Awards has officially been announced and returns to the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort and Casino in February 2022.
The poker industry event, that looks to celebrate the achievements of well-known figures from all facets of poker, is being brought you by PokerGO and follows the announcement of their multi-year partnership with the Global Poker Index (GPI) and The Hendon Mob (THM). The ceremony will be streamed live on PokerGO on Friday, February 18.
2022 Global Poker Awards
Live poker was affected for large parts of 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the 2021 Global Poker Awards being cancelled due to the severity of the global crisis.
"We can't wait to shine the light bright on the most talented people and organizations once again"
The return of the ceremony marks the end of the two year hiatus for the celebratory event.
Over 20 awards are up for grabs at the 2022 Global Poker Awards.
Some of the accolades that will be presented include - GPI Player of the Year, Players' Choice Award for Best All-Around Poker Player and People's Choice Award for Hand of the Year.
Read More: 2019 Global Poker Awards Full Results
Eric Danis, President of the GPI/THM exclusively told PokerNews that "After waiting for two looooong years, I'm so happy to announce that we're bringing the Global Poker Awards back to PokerGO!"
"The last two years have been difficult for everyone, including those in our industry, we just can't wait to shine the light bright on the most talented people and organizations once again," added Danis.
2020 Global Poker Awards Winners
|GPI Breakout Player of the Year||Robert Campbell|
|Final Table Performance of the Year||Phillip Hui – WSOP Poker Players Championship|
|Twitter Personality of the Year||Jamie Kerstetter|
|Players Choice for Toughest Opponent||Stephen Chidwick|
|Streamer of the Year||Lex Veldhuis|
|Vlogger of the Year||Andrew Neeme|
|Podcast of the Year||The Grid: Jennifer Shahade|
|Industry Person of the Year||Paul Phua – Triton Poker|
|Tournament Director of the Year||Matt Savage|
|Event of the Year||PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) Bahamas|
|Mid-Major Tour/Circuit of the Year||RunGood Poker Series (RGPS)|
|Journalist of the Year||Joey Ingram|
|Broadcaster of the Year||Nick Schulman|
|Media Content of the Year Written||Poker and Pop Culture, Martin Harris for D&B Publishing|
|Media Content of the Year Photo||Drew Amato: Dario Sammartino folds at WSOP|
|Media Content of the Year Video||Joey Ingram – Investigating Mike Postle Hand Histories|
|People’s Choice for Poker Personality of the Year||Jonathan Little|
|People’s Choice for Hand of the Year||Ryan Riess makes 10-high all-in call at EPT Monte Carlo|
|Award of Merit||Tournament Live Reporters|
|Poker ICON Award||Johnny Chan|
|Hendon Mob Award||"Miami" John Cernuto|
2019 Global Poker Awards Winners
|Tournament Performance||John Cynn (WSOP Main Event)|
|Breakout Player of the Year||Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic|
|Streamer Of The Year||Lex Veldhuis|
|Vlogger Of The Year||Andrew Neeme|
|Podcast of the Year||The Chip Race Poker Podcast|
|Broadcaster of the Year||Maria Ho (pictured)|
|Poker Journalist of the Year||Sarah Herring|
|Media Content of the Year||Lance Bradley (book: The Pursuit of Poker Success)|
|Industry Person||Angelica Hael|
|Tournament Director of the Year||Paul Campbell (ARIA)|
|Mid-Major Tour/Circuit of the Year||RUNGOOD Poker Series|
|Event Of The Year||WSOP Main Event|
|Moment Of The Year||Justin Bonomo wins Big One for One Drop, completing Super High Roller Streak|
|2018 GPI Poker Player of the Year||Alex Foxen|
|2018 GPI Female Player of the Year||Kristen Bicknell|
|Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poker||Doyle Brunson|
|Charitable Initiative||Robbie Strazynski for his Run Well Campaign|
|Jury Prize||Drew Amato|
|PocketFives Legacy Award||Chris Moorman|
|People’s Choice Award for Poker Personality of the Year||Brad Owen|
Selected Previous Winners Photos
Pictures courtesy of revolutionpix/Global Poker Index
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