2023 Global Poker Awards Nominees Revealed Ahead Of Feb 24 Ceremony

Last Updated on January 25, 2024 Author:Adrian Sterne

GPI Global Poker AwardsSummary:

  • The 2024 GPA ceremony is scheduled for February 24
  • A total of 16 categories will be recognized and awarded
  • We take a look at some of the most popular categories and nominees

The Global Poker Index (GPI) has announced the official nominees for the 2023 Global Poker Awards.

Familiar names once again made the shortlist, including Stephen Chidwick, Alex Foxen, Lex Veldhuis, Mori Eskandani, and Matt Savage, with former winner Caitlin Comeskey earning three nominations.

The winners for several categories have already been decided. Bin Weng is set to take home the GPI Poker Player of the Year award, while Kristen Foxen will receive the GPI Female Player of the Year trophy for the fourth time. GGPoker will be honored with the Award of Merit as Nick Pupillo gets his hands on the Mid-Major Player of the Year title.

The 5th annual Global Poker Awards covers a total of 16 categories. Below are the nominees for some of the key categories:

Players Choice for Toughest Opponent

The nominees for this specific category were determined based on votes gathered from the top 100 players on the GPI as of January 3, 2024. Isaac Haxton is among the nominees, a testament to his impressive performance at the live felts in 2023 which saw him earn nearly $17 million throughout the year. Chidwick and Foxen are on the list once more, alongside Jason Koon.

Fans Choice: Best Hand

Tom Dwan has two entries in this particular category, with his memorable bouts against Doug Polk and Wesley Fei on Hustler Casino Live. The crazy pre-flop betting round which occurred among four high rollers at the Triton Poker Series London $125K Main Event also made the list, along with Bill Perkins’ epic bluff on Poker at the Lodge.

The winner in this category and three others (Best Trophy, Best Live Stream, Best Poker Personality) will be decided via votes from fans which will be accepted until January 31.

Best Final Table Performance

The past year saw great final table performances and four of them made the cut: Erik Seidel (WSOP Paradise Super High Roller), Daniel Weinman (WSOP Main Event), Padraig O’Neill (EPT Prague Main Event) and Daniel Sepiol (WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas).

Awards for Non-Players

The Global Poker Awards is not only limited to players as media personalities, broadcasters, industry veterans, and tournament directors also get the recognition they deserve.

For the complete list of nominees, check out the GPI website. The awards ceremony takes place on February 24, with a live broadcast on PokerGO.

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