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
|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|