Winners of 4th Annual Global Poker Awards 06 Mar

The 4th Global Poker Awards was held in PokerGO studio on Friday night with 27 trophies rewarded to poker players, personalities, industry people, best content creators, and more. Nominations for annual award show were announced in February alongside the finalists  for four people’s choice awards.

Stephen Song and Ethan "Rampage" Yau both received two awards. While Song was already declared winner for GPI Player of the Year and GPI Mid-Major Player of the Year beforehand, Yau celebrated wins as Best Vlogger and Poker Personality voted by fans.

Hustler Casino Live took centre stage with Fave Live Stream win and Robbi Jade Lew winning the Best Hand award for her J4 hand against Garrett Adelstein. To no surprise, the last fans choice award for the Best Trophy was voted the WSOP Main Event Bracelet.

Angela Jordison, who finished runner-up to Cheris Andrews in GPI Female Poker of the Year race still managed to pick up a trophy as she won Breakout Player of 2022. It seems James Hartigan finally got a nod for his work being a voice of poker for almost two decades now as he wins Best Broadcaster of the last year.

The show was presented by Jeff Platt and Drea Renee with some other special guests. You can watch the whole ceremony down below.

Categories and Winners for the 4th Annual Global Poker Awards

Category Winner
GPI Poker Player of the Year Stephen Song
GPI Female Player of the Year Cherish Andrews
GPI Mid-Major Player of the Year Stephen Song
PGT Player of the Year Stephen Chidwick
GPI Breakout Player Angela Jordison
Best Final Table Performance Daniel Cates - WSOP $50k Poker Players Championship
Poker ICON Gabe Kaplan
Players' Choice for Toughest Opponent Stephen Chidwick
Comeback Player Phil Ivey
Best Twitter Personality Will Jaffe
Charitable Initiative The Star Entertainment Group for raising funds for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on behalf of Shane Warne
Best Streamer Kevin Martin
Best Vlogger Ethan Yau
Rising Star in Content Creation Caitlin Comeskey
Best Industry Person Jack Effel - WSOP
Best Tournament Director Ray Pulford - Wynn Las Vegas
Best Event WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas
Best Mid-Major Tour/Festival RUNGOOD Poker Series
Best Broadcaster James Hartigan 
Best Podcast Only Friends Podcast - Matt Berkey, Melissa Schubert, Landon Tice, and others for Solve4Why
Best Media Content: Written Jennifer Shahade - "How Becoming a Poker Pro Helped Me Accept a Personal Tragedy" for The Wall Street Journal
Best Media Content: Video Gregory Liow - "Poker vlogger who doesn't understand that the voice over is done in post"
Best Media Content: Photo Hayley Hochstetler - "Glantz Pulls Million Dollar Bounty" for PokerNews
Fans Choice: Poker Personality Ethan Yau
Fans Choice: Best Hand Wild J4 vs 89 hand between Robbie Jade Lew and Garrett Adelstein
Fans Choice: Best Trophy WSOP Main Event Bracelet
Fans Choice: Fave Live Stream Hustler Casino Live