The 4th Global Poker Awards is just around the corner, and we now know the finalists for most of the awards. Preliminary voting has been completed in 17 categories, and finalists were announced over the weekend.
The Global Poker Awards honors the best and brightest in the poker industry. Some of the finalists include Jamie Kerstetter and Marle Spragg for Best Twitter Personality. Poker Hall of Famer Phil Ivey is among the finalists for Comeback Player, while WSOP Main Event Champion Espen Uhlen Jørstad is eligible for multiple awards.
Global Poker Awards Finalists Announced
Late last week, GPI/THM announced the finalists for the 4th Global Poker Awards. Preliminary voting for the 2023 Global Poker Awards began in late January. Several panels narrowed long lists of potential candidates for each award. Voters include poker media members, poker industry personnel, and pro players.
Preliminary voting helped to determine the list of finalists for 17 categories that include:
Best Final Table Performance
GPI Breakout Player
Best Industry Person
Best Tournament Director
4th Global Poker Awards Nominees – Best Final Table Performance
@junglemandan, WSOP 50K PPC
@UhlenPoker, WSOP Main Event
@RealKidPoker, Super High Roller Bowl VII
@songstephen11, WPT Prime Championship
— Global Poker Index (@gpi) February 8, 2023
Some categories will receive more attention from the general public over others. Below are some of the more newsworthy finalists.
BEST FINAL TABLE PERFORMANCE
Daniel “Jungleman” Cates – WSOP 50K Poker Players Championship –
Espen Uhlen Jørstad – WSOP Main Event
Daniel Negreanu – Super High Roller Bowl VII
Stephen Song – WPT Prime Championship
GPI BREAKOUT PLAYER
Angela Jordison (USA)
Espen Uhlen Jørstad (Norway)
Alejandro Lococo “PapoMC” (Argentina)
Punnat Punsri (Thailand)
Ethan “Rampage” Yau (USA)
Phil Ivey (USA)
Alex Keating (USA)
Taylor von Kriegenbergh (USA)
Daniel Weinman (USA)
James Hartigan (Ireland)
Jamie Kerstetter (USA)
Jeff Platt (USA)
Nick Schulman (USA)
Five Nominees Eligible For Multiple Awards
Of the list of finalists, several are eligible for multiple awards. 2022 WSOP Main Event Champ Espen Uhlen Jørstad is eligible for awards in Breakout Player and Main Event Performance. Jamie Kerstetter is looking to add to her pair of GPA trophies with nominations for Best Broadcaster and Best Twitter Personality.
Ethan “Rampage” Yau has enjoyed a stellar year and is looking at nominations in both the Breakout Player and Best Vlogger categories. Finally, Marle Sprag has a pair of nominations. She is a finalist in the Media Content: Video category for her video Solvers and Best Twitter Personality.
4th Global Poker Awards Nominees – Twitter Personality
Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond)
Will Jaffe (@dankness3)
Jamie Kerstetter (@JamieKerstetter)
Marle Spragg (@MarleSpragg)
— Global Poker Index (@gpi) February 8, 2023
Stephen Song is the ultimate finalist this year, with four nominations. He will receive trophies as the GPI Player of the Year and the GPI Mid-Major Player of the Year. He is also up for Best Tournament Performance and Player’s Choice for Toughest Opponent.
Fans Can Still Vote For Fans Choice Awards
The general public can still vote for GPA Fans Choice Awards. Fans can vote from now until early March. Below are the four categories and list of finalists:
PGT Stairway to Millions Trophy
WPA – Women’s Poker Association Trophy
WSOP Main Event Bracelet
European Poker Tour Main Event Trophy
King’s Casino Livestream
Hustler Casino Live
EPT Live – Pokerstars Live
Poker at the Lodge
Global Poker Awards Fans Choice Awards Reach Final Four Voting Round
People's Choice for Poker Personality
— Global Poker Index (@gpi) February 7, 2023
People’s Choice for Poker Personality
Felipe Mojave Ramos
Ethan ‘Rampage’ Yau
Wild J4 vs. 89 Hand Between Robbie Jade Lew and Garrett Adelstein on Hustler Casino Live
Daniel Negreanu HIts Runner-Runner Quads on Way to Super High Roller Bowl Win on PokerGO
Papomic Pulls Monster Bluff in WSOP Main Event
David Diaz Lays Down an Absolute Monster on Day 7 of the WSOP Main Event
Awards to Be Presented on PokerGO March 3rd
Final voting is now underway on all categories. The 2023 Global Poker Awards broadcast will be on March 3rd, 2023, at 8:30 pm EST on PokerGO. The awards ceremony will be held at the PokerGO Studios at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
To learn more about the Global Poker Awards or participate in Fans Choice Awards voting, head to globalpokerindex.com and select the Awards tab.
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