2023 Global Poker Award Nominees Revealed; Winners to Be Announced on February 24

2023 Global Poker Award Nominees Revealed; Winners to Be Announced on February 24

The anticipation for the 5th Annual Global Poker Awards is building as the voting process concludes, revealing the nominees across 16 categories. Notable among them is Caitlin Comeskey, a previous winner who secured nominations in three categories: Short-Form Content Creator, Best Video Content, and Best X/Twitter Personality. Comeskey faces stiff competition from Marle Spragg, another three-time nominee.

The prestigious GPI Poker Player of the Year trophy is set to be awarded to Bin Weng, while Kristen Foxen secures her fourth GPI Female Player of the Year title, and Nick Pupillo prepares to claim the Mid-Major PoY title. GGPoker has already picked up the Award of Merit, with more trophies, such as The Hendon Mob Award and the Charitable/Community Initiative, to be presented.

Final Four voting for the GPA Fans Choice Awards is open and concludes on January 31. Poker fans can make their selections in four categories: Best Hand, Best Trophy, Best Live Stream, and Poker Personality. Anyone can vote in this final round, including fans who voted in the first round only 1 vote per person/IP address.

Don't miss the live broadcast of the Global Poker Awards on PokerGO, scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Full 5th Global Poker Awards Nominees

Here is a list of all the nominees for the 5th Global Poker Awards:

Fans Choice: Best Hand

2023 saw another collection of hands that will remain long in the memory of the poker community. Tom Dwan makes up two of the four nominees, with his clashes with Doug Polk and Wesley Fei on Hustler Casino Live. Dwan and Fei played the largest pot in televised poker history, which saw $3.1 million head over to the former.

Bill Perkins pulled off an epic bluff at the The Lodge Card Club that was made even more memorable by his abrupt departure to catch a flight midway through the hand.

The final inclusion in the best hand category took place at Triton Poker London in the $125K Main Event. Four high rollers picked up four premium hands, resulting in a chaotic pre-flop betting round.

Fans Choice: Poker Personality

Four fresh faces make up the Fans Choice: Poker Personality race, which sees Gregory Liow Greg Goes All In, Seth Moeller SethyPoker, Jonathan Rand Slow Poker and Alexander Seibt Wolfgang Poker competing for the honor.

Seibt became the first poker vlogger to cross the one-million subscriber mark on YouTube and will be looking to emulate close friend Ethan "Rampage" Yau, who collected the award last year.

Fans Choice: Best Live Stream

Fans Choice: Best Trophy

Players Choice for Toughest Opponent

2019 winner Stephen Chidwick makes the shortlist for a third time, while this is the second nod for Alex Foxen. Jason Koon and Isaac Haxton complete the list of crushers.

No poker player had a better year than Haxton on the live felt last year. He picked up seven $1M+ paydays, contributing to the $16,961,907 he was paid out in 2023.

Best Final Table Performance

GPI Breakout Player

Best Media Content: Written

PokerNews Editor and Live Reporter Connor Richards has made the final four in the Best Media Content: Written for a second consecutive year. His December 2022 article about Erik Seidel's was pipped to the post by Jen Shahade, who penned the deeply personal How Becoming a Poker Pro Helped Me Accept a Personal Tragedy.

Following the passing of Doyle Brunson, Richards spent the latter half of 2023 speaking to a collection of the Godfather of Poker's peers, who detailed the impact he had on their lives.

Best Media Content: Photo

Moments captured by the PokerNews WSOP photo team make up all of the nominations for Best Media Content: Photo.

Matthew Berglund captured the heartbreaking moment of a poker player running kings into aces for a second time on Day 1 of the Main Event. Daniel Weinman was full of emotion following his triumph in the record-breaking Main Event and was snapped by Hayley Hochstetler.

Rachel Kay Winter may have grabbed the best winner's picture of all time with her snap of the ice-cold Nick Schulman while Danny Maxwell perfectly encapsulated the scenes of the Main Event bubble.

Best Media Content: Video

Best X/Twitter Personality

Best Streamer

Best Vlogger

Best Short-Form Content Creator

Best Industry Person

Best Tournament Director

Best Event

Best Mid-Major Circuit/Tour

Best Stand-Alone Festival/Series

Best Broadcaster

Best Podcast

*Photos courtesy of Global Poker Index


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