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:
Winner: John Cynn (WSOP Main Event)
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
Vlogger Of The Year:
Winner: Andrew Neeme
Podcast of the Year:
Winner: The Chip Race Poker Podcast
LFG Podcast (Chad Holloway, Jamie Kerstetter)
PokerCentral Podcast (Brent Hanks, Remko Rinkema)
PokerNews Podcast (Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt)
The Fives a PocketFives.com Podcast (Lance Bradley, Donnie Peters)
Broadcaster of the Year:
Winner: Maria Ho
Poker Journalist of the Year:
Winner: Sarah Herring
Media Content of the Year:
Winner: Lance Bradley (book: The Pursuit of Poker Success)
Drew Amato (photo: Brunson bids farewell to WSOP)
Haley Hintze (article: Vayo v. PokerStars)
PokerCentral/GO (Super High Roller Club: Schulman featuring Nejad)
Winner: 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 of the Year:
Winner: Paul Campbell (ARIA)
Tony Burns (Seminole Hard Rock)
Jack Effel (WSOP)
Kenny Halleart (Unibet Open)
Mid-Major Tour/Circuit of the Year:
Winner: RUNGOOD Poker Series
Event Of The Year:
Winner: WSOP Main Event
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
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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