Inaugural Global Poker Award Winners Announced

The first of its kind came from a merger between the European Poker Awards and the American Poker Awards.

Taking place at the PokerGo studio in Aria, Las Vegas, there were 20 awards in total.

Ali Imsirovic won the Breakout Player of the Year with John Cynn taking the Tournament Performance of the Year for the WSOP.

As usual, the Tournament of the Year was the WSOP, and Justin Bonomo took the Moment of the Year. That was for his capture of the Super High Roller trifecta.

The awards did not go without some controversy. As you will see below Doug Polk was actually nominated. Unfortunately for the nominating committee Doug hasn’t vlogged since the 2017 WSOP.

Full winners and nominees in each category were as follows:

Tournament Performance:

Winner: John Cynn (WSOP Main Event)

Runners Up:

Justin Bonomo (Super High Roller Bowl IV)

Maria Lampropulos (PCA Main Event)

Dylan Linde (WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic)

Breakout Player of the Year:

Winner: Ali Imsirovic

Runners Up:

Jeff Gross

Jason Somerville

Jaime Staples

Vlogger Of The Year:

Winner: Andrew Neeme

Runners Up:

Marle Cordeiro

Joe Ingram

Daniel Negreanu

Doug Polk

Podcast of the Year:

Winner: The Chip Race Poker Podcast

Runners Up:

LFG Podcast (Chad Holloway, Jamie Kerstetter)

PokerCentral Podcast (Brent Hanks, Remko Rinkema)

PokerNews Podcast (Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt)

The Fives a Podcast (Lance Bradley, Donnie Peters)

Broadcaster of the Year:

Winner: Maria Ho

Runners Up:

Lon McEachern

Nick Schulman

Lex Veldhuis

Poker Journalist of the Year:

Winner: Sarah Herring

Drew Amato

Remko Rinkema

Christian Zetzsche

Media Content of the Year:

Winner: Lance Bradley (book: The Pursuit of Poker Success)

Runners Up:

Drew Amato (photo: Brunson bids farewell to WSOP)

Haley Hintze (article: Vayo v. PokerStars)

PokerCentral/GO (Super High Roller Club: Schulman featuring Nejad)

Industry Person:

Winner: Angelica Hael (World Poker Tour)

Runners Up:

Cary Katz (Poker Central)

Matt Savage (WPT, TDA, more)

Ty Stewart (World Series of Poker)

Rob Yong (Dusk Till Dawn, PartyPoker)

Tournament Director of the Year:

Winner: Paul Campbell (ARIA)

Runners Up:

Tony Burns (Seminole Hard Rock)

Jack Effel (WSOP)

Kenny Halleart (Unibet Open)

Mid-Major Tour/Circuit of the Year:

Winner: RUNGOOD Poker Series

888poker Live

Unibet Open


WSOP Circuit

Event Of The Year:

Winner: WSOP Main Event

Runners Up:

PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event

Super High Roller Bowl IV

WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Moment Of The Year:

Winner: Justin Bonomo winning Big One for One Drop, completing Super High Roller Streak

Runners Up:

Jeremy Hilsercop receives PSPC Platinum Pass as video of wife gifting him a trip to WSOP on Christmas day goes viral

Joe Cada wins WSOP The Closer; registering for the event moments after a 5th place finish in WSOP Main Event

Doyle Brunson plays his final WSOP event

Other Trophies Presented:

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

Congratulations to all winners from everyone at LateReg!

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