Global Poker Index Releases List Of Winners For 2021 GPI Awards
- GPI releases list of award winnings for 2021
- Ali Imsirovic wins GPI Male Player of the Year
- Nadya Magnus wins GPI Female Player of the Year
The Global Poker Index announced towards the end of 2021 that it plans to host its popular Global Poker Awards (GPA) in 2022.
The GPA is set to take place on February 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada provided there is no sudden lockdown given the rise in COVID-19 cases.
The GPI release the names of the winners for a list of impressive awards and also released the names of the top 56 players in the world and their countries. While the majority of poker players focus on big wins and increasing their prize money, there are many poker pros who love to see their accomplishments being recognized by special awards.
Two of the most popular GPI awards are the male player of the year award and the female player of the year award.
Ali Imsirovic wins GPI Male Player of the Year
Ali Imsirovic is considered to be one of the best high stakes poker players in the game. He specialises in playing live poker tournaments and even though things have been rather bleak in the live tournament space in 2020 and 2021, Imsirovic has done well for himself. Ali Imsirovic has over $15 million in live tournament winnings.
The Bosnian poker pro has been dominant on the high stakes poker scene and has won some of the biggest awards given out in recent months.
He sat at the top of the GPI rankings with 3,478.55 points and ended up winning the GPI Male Player of the Year award. His closest competitor was American Chance Kornuth who took second place with a total of 3225.11 points.
Nadya Magnus wins GPI Female Player of the Year
Kristen Bicknell has dominated the GPI female player award list since 2016 as she has been the most dominant female poker player. She was dethroned from her top spot in 2021 as Nadya Magnus finished in first place on the leaderboard with a total of 2435.43 points to win the GPI female player of the year award.
Nadya Magnus has just over $1.27 million in live tournament winnings. Her closet competitor in 2021 was Kyna England who took second place with 2097.27 points. Kristen Bicknell had to settle for 7th place and only got 1519.19 points.