Nominations Announced for 5th Global Poker Awards

In the world of entertainment and sports, awards are a staple – from the glamour of the Oscars to the musical extravaganza of the Grammys or the prestigious Ballon d’Or in football. Poker is no different, with its own night of stars and poker industry accolades. Who doesn’t love a bit of recognition, after all?

This year marks the 5th edition of the Global Poker Awards, celebrating the achievements and contributions in poker. The nominees across 16 diverse categories have been announced, highlighting the industry’s most influential and talented figures.

Three individuals stand out with nominations in three categories each. Caitlin Comeskey, last year’s Rising Star in Content Creation award winner, has been nominated for Short-Form Content Creator, Best Video Content, and Best X/Twitter Personality. She is facing stiff competition from Marle Spragg in the same categories as another triple nominee.

A new face in the scene, Alexander “Wolfgang Poker” Seibt, has made significant waves as the first poker content creator to reach the milestone of 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers. He’s been nominated in the Short-Form Content Creator category alongside two other nominations for Best Vlogger and Fan’s Choice for Poker Personality.

Three categories have already found their winners. The GPI Poker Player of the Year award goes to the impressive Bin Weng for his unstoppable performance in 2023. Kristen Foxen is set to receive her remarkable fourth GPI Female Player of the Year award, and Nick Pupillo will be honored with the Mid-Major PoY title.

Poker fans have the opportunity to voice their opinions in the Global Poker Awards. Final Four voting for the GPA Fans Choice Awards is open until January 31, allowing fans to vote in categories like Best Hand, Best Trophy, Best Live Stream, and Poker Personality. You can cast your vote here and support your favorites.

The Global Poker Awards will be broadcast live on PokerGo on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Below is the complete list of all the nominees vying for this year’s Global Poker Awards:

CategoryNominees
Players Choice for Toughest OpponentStephen Chidwick
Alex Foxen
Isaac Haxton
Jason Koon
Best Final Table PerformancePadraig O’Neill (EPT Prague)
Erik Seidel (WSOP Paradise Super High Roller)
Daniel Sepiol (WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas)
Daniel Weinman (WSOP Main Event)
GPI Breakout PlayerJans Arends
William Kopp
Samuel Laskowitz
Santosh Suvarna
Best X/Twitter PersonalityCaitlin Comeskey
Will Jaffe
Jamie Kerstetter
Marle Spragg
Best StreamerKevin Martin “kevinmartin”
Benjamin Spragg “Spraggy”
Bert Stevens “girafganger7”
Lex Veldhuis “LexVeldhuis”
Best VloggerJaman Burton “TheDrawingDeadVlog”
Corey Eyring “corey_eyring”
Daniel Negreanu “dnegspoker”
Brad Owen “BradOwenPoker”
Alexander Seibt “Wolfgang_Poker”
Best Short-Form Content CreatorCaitlin Comeskey
Gregory Liow “Greg Goes All In”
Marle Spragg
Alexander Seibt “Wolfgang Poker”
Best Industry PersonRyan Beauregard
Mori Eskandani
Adam Pliska
Francine Watson
Best Tournament DirectorJack Effel
Ray Pulford
Matt Savage
Toby Stone
Best EventIrish Poker Open Main Event
World Series of Poker Main Event
WPT Prime Championship at Wynn Las Vegas
WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas
Best Mid-Major Circuit/TourBrazilian Series of Poker (BSOP)
RUNGOOD Poker Series (RGPS)
World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC)
WPT Prime (WPTP)
Best Stand-Alone Festival/SeriesIrish Poker Open
Malta Poker Festival
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Wynn Millions Poker Series
Best BroadcasterHenry Kilbane
Ali Nejad
Jeffrey Platt
Nick Schulman
Best PodcastOnly Friends Podcast (Matt Berkey, Melissa Schubert, Landon Tice and friends)
Poker in the Ears (James Hartigan, Joseph Stapleton for PokerStars)
The Chip Race Poker Podcast (David K Lappin, Dara O’Kearney, Barry Carter for Unibet Poker)
Thinking Poker (Andrew Brokos, Carlos Welch)
Best Media Content: WrittenThe Tales of Billy Baxter: The Final Days of Stu Ungar (David Hill for WPT.com)
The Truth Detective: A Poker Player’s Guide to a Complex World (Alex O’Brien)
He Played At An Elite Level For Seven Decades: Doyle Brunson Remembered During WSOP By His Peers (Connor Richards for PokerNews)
PokerGO might have just saved televised poker (Brad Willis for Poker.org)
Best Media Content: VideoCaitlin Comeskey: A love letter to the million dollar game @HCLPokerShow
Phil Galfond, Matti Harju: What Makes Phil Ivey the GOAT? [Untold Stories] (Phil Galfond, Matti Harju)
PokerGO: Doyle Brunson Celebration of Life
Marle Spragg: ICM
Best Media Content: PhotoMatthew Berglund: “Inconsolable”
Hayley Hochstetler: “Weinman Wins”
Rachel Kay Winter: “Schulman Cool”
Danny Maxwell: “On the Bubble”
Fans Choice: Poker PersonalityGregory Liow “Greg Goes All In”
Seth Moeller “SethyPoker”
Jonathan Rand “Slow Poker”
Alexander Seibt “Wolfgang Poker”
Fans Choice: Best Live StreamHustler Casino Live
Poker at the Lodge
PokerGO
PokerStars Live Triton Poker
Fans Choice: Best HandBill Perkins goes ALL-IN, but he’s late for a flight on Poker at the Lodge
Craziest Pre-Flop Action of ALL-TIME at Triton Poker Series London
Dwan vs Polk in 1.13M Pot in Million Dollar Game on Hustler Casino Live
Dwan vs Wesley in the biggest pot in televised poker history on Hustler Casino Live
Fans Choice: Best TrophyAsian Poker Tour Taipei Lion Trophy
Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup
NAPT Las Vegas Main Event Trophy
Poker Dream Malaysia Dragon Trophy
World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet

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