GPI Pronounces Nominees For third Annual International Poker Awards

The general nominees for the much-awaited 3rd annual International Poker Awards (GPA) were showed. The awards rite might be streamed reside from the PokerGO Studio at Aria Lodge and On line casino, Las Vegas, on February 18.

GPI tweeted the inside track on Tuesday, January 18.


A complete of 26 awards spotting the best poker achievements of 2021 might be passed out throughout quite a lot of classes. The nominees had been decided on following a radical procedure that entailed two rounds. The initial balloting was once closed on January 10, and the overall listing was once despatched to a balloting panel to shortlist the overall nominees. The lovers get to make a choice the winners within the Fan-Selection classes.

A couple of winners are already out. Ali Imsirovic has been adjudged the GPI POY for 2021, and the PokerGO Tour Player of the Year whilst Nadya Magnus is the feminine GPI POY, and David Mzareulov is about to obtain the award for topping the newly added GPI Mid-Stakes POY.

Along with Imsirovic, others nominated for 2 awards come with broadcasters Jamie Kerstetter, Joe Stapleton, Jeff Platt, Doug Polk, and in style French poker vlogger Johan “YoH ViraL” Guilbert.

Probably the most in style classes is the Avid gamers Selection for Hardest Opponent, the place 4 of essentially the most aggressive prime rollers, specifically – Michael Addamo, Stephen Chidwick, Ali Imsirovic, and David Peters, were nominated. Chidwick holds the respect of successful this award prior to, whilst Imsirovic has already locked within the general GPI POY award. The 2021 USPO champion David Peters and the present favourite Michael Addamo are others in competition.

Apparently, each nomination within the Very best Ultimate Desk Efficiency class is from the 52nd annual WSOP.

The Lovers Selection Awards are some other in style phase only decided by way of the lovers. This comprises awards in Very best Trophy, Poker Character, and Very best Hand classes. Lovers can publish their vote for the Lovers Selection – Poker Character award till January 26.

Particular groups at THM and the GPI will finalise the winners in 4 classes, and might be introduced on the International Poker Awards. Those are – Poker ICON, GPI Award of Advantage, THM Fulfillment Award and Very best Charitable Initiative.


Who’s Indexed?

The International Poker Awards were instituted in 2019 by way of the GPI, with PokerStars because the sponsor. The rite returned for another chapter in March 2020. This 12 months, 26 awards are ready to be taken house.

Here’s a listing of the highest award classes and nominees.


Ø Very best Ultimate Desk Efficiency

a) Koray Aldemir – WSOP Primary Match

b) Jeremy Ausmus – WSOP PLO Top Curler

c) Daniel Cates – WSOP $50K Poker Avid gamers Championship

d) Adam Friedman – WSOP $10K Broker’s Selection 6-Max


Ø GPI Breakout Participant of the Yr – Chris Brewer, Kyna England, Johan Guilbert, and Vanessa Kade

GPA Best Breakout Player


Ø Participant’s Selection for Hardest Opponent – Michael Addamo, Stephen Chidwick, Ali Imsirovic, and David Peters

GPA Players Choice for Toughest Opponent


Ø Twitter Character – Will Jaffe (@dankness3), Jamie Kerstetter (@JamieKerstetter), Kitty Kuo, and Kevin Mathers (@kevmath)

Ø Very best Streamer – Kevin ‘kevinmartin’ Martin, Benjamin ‘Spraggy’ Spragg, Jonathan, ‘apestylespoker’ Van Fleet, and Lex ‘LexVeldhuis’ Veldhuis

GPA Best Streamer


Ø Very best Vlogger – Jaman Burton, Ryan Depaulo, Brad Owen, and Ethan ‘Rampage’ Yau

Ø Very best Business Individual – Tony Burns, Jack Effel, Mori Eskandani, and Matt Savage

Ø Very best Event Director – Paul Campbell, Justin Hammer, Ray Pulford, and Andy Tilman

Ø Very best MatchSeminole Exhausting Rock Rock ‘N’ Roll Open Opening Match, WSOP Primary Match, Wynn Thriller Bounty, and Wynn Tens of millions

Ø Very best PodcastPoker Poker In The Ears (James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton), The Chip Race Podcast (David Lappin, Dara O’Kearney), The Doug Polk Podcast (Doug Polk), and The Center of Poker (Kara Scott)

GPA Best Podcast


Ø Very best Broadcaster – Jamie Kerstetter, Ali Nejad, Jeff Platt, and Joe Stapleton

GPA Best Broadcaster


Ø Very best Are living Reporter – Merom ‘Mickey’ Doft, Timothy Duckworth, Chad Holloway, and Christian Zetszche

GPA Best Live Tournament Reporter


Ø Very best Media Content material: Written

a) Lance Bradley: Isai Scheinberg: His Corporate, His Legacy, and How Black Friday Impacted Each

b) Alex O’Brien: How a $10K Poker Win Modified How I Assume

c) D’Arcy Maine: Whilst Fighting Mind Most cancers, Michael Graydon Lives Global Collection of Poker Dream

d) Charles Rabin: From Immigration ‘Cage’ to latest poker champ at Exhausting Rock. An Afghan refugee’s success turns (paywall)


Ø Very best Media Content material: Photograph

a) Antonio Abrego: Adam Friedman Defeats Phil Hellmuth for third immediately WSOP 10K Broker’s Selection Name

b) Hayley Hochstetler: The Finish of an Technology

c) Enrique Malfavon: The WSOP Primary Match Bubble Bursts

d) Danny Maxwell: Brandon Shack-Harris and his Umbrella at WSOP

GPA Best Media Content - Photo


Ø Very best Media Content material: Video

a) Andrew Neeme and Paul Graydon: The Villain Who Stole Christmas

b) Remaining Name Pokeridokumentii

c) Jeff Platt “Stand Up For Me, Please!”

d) Remko Rinkema: Run It Again with Stefanie Ungar

e) Run It As soon as: Meet The Jungleman


Ø Lovers Selection: Very best Hand

a) Daniel Cates will get Leng to fold in $50K PPC

b) Doug Polk makes epic fold vs. Phil Hellmuth on Top Stakes Poker

c) Nicholas Rigby pulls monster bluff all the way through past due phases of WSOP Primary Match

d) Quads over quads on Day 3 of the WSOP Primary Match


Ø Lovers Selection: Very best Trophy

a) Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup

b) MSPT South Dakota State Championship

c) Seminole Exhausting Rock Poker Open Championship

d) WPTDeepstacks Gold Coast

GPA Best Trophy


Ø Lovers Selection: Poker CharacterLovers have till January 26 to vote for his or her favourite Poker Character.

a) Johan ‘YoH ViraL’ Guilbert

b) Greg ‘Greg Is going All In’ Liow

c) Jonathan Little

d) Masato Yokosawa

GPA Peoples Choice for Poker Personality

Content material & Photographs Courtesy: GPI

Author: Bradley Watson