Ingram, Bradley, Negreanu Lead 2019 Global Poker Award Nominations

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Nominations for the 2019 Global Poker Awards were announced on Friday.

Nominations for the second annual Global Poker Awards were announced on Friday with popular poker personality Joey Ingram leading the way with four nominations.

The Global Poker Awards, slated to take place at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas on March 6, celebrates the poker industry by recognizing the game of poker’s top talent both on the felt and behind the scenes.

This year, awards will be handed out in 19 different categories including two that are voted on by the fans.

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Multiple Nods

Sixteen former award winners are back in contention this year with a number of them recognized in multiple categories.

Poker personality and podcast/video producer Joey Ingram picked up nominations in the People’s Choice for Poker Personality of the Year, Podcast of the Year (Poker Life Podcast), Journalist of the Year and Media Content of the Year for his extensive work investigating the Mike Postle cheating allegation story.

PocketFives’ own three-time GPI award winner Lance Bradley earned another three nominations for Journalist of the Year, Media Content of the Year, and Podcast of the Year for The FIVES Poker Podcast, alongside PocketFives own Managing Editor Donnie Peters.

Daniel Negreanu, Jamie Kerstetter, Lex Veldhuis, Hayley Hochstätter and tournament director Matt Savage each earned two nominations.

Alex Foxen, Andrew Neeme, Barny Boatman, Brad Owen, Bryn Kenney, Cary Katz, Joe Giron, Joe Stapleton, Kevin Mathers, Nick Schulman, and Paul Campbell join Bradley, Ingram, Negreanu, Savage, and Veldhuis as previous award winners who find themselves back in the running for even more hardware at the upcoming ceremonies.

In addition to the 18 awards that will be voted on and the Global Poker Index Player of the Year awards, the PocketFives Legacy Award will once again be handed out to a PocketFives player who has shown success in both the online and live poker arenas. Previous award winners include Ari Engel, Cliff Josephy and Chris Moorman.

2019 Global Poker Award Nominees

GPI BREAKOUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Robert Campbell (AUS)
  • Ramon Colillas (ESP)
  • Ben Farrell (UK)
  • George Wolff (USA)

FINAL TABLE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Hossein Ensan (GER), WSOP Main Event
  • William Alex Foxen (USA), WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
  • Phillip Hui (USA), WSOP Poker Players Championship
  • Bryn Kenney (USA), Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro

TWITTER PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Barny Boatman (UK)
  • Jamie Kerstetter (USA)
  • Kitty Kuo (TAI)
  • Kevin Mathers (USA)

PLAYERS CHOICE FOR TOUGHEST OPPONENT

  • Michael Addamo (AUS)
  • Kahle Burns (AUS)
  • Stephen Chidwick (UK)
  • Ali Imsirovic (BIH)

STREAMER OF THE YEAR

  • Hristivoje Pavlovic (AUS)
  • Benjamin Spragg (UK)
  • Matthew Staples (CAN)
  • Lex Veldhuis (NED)

VLOGGER OF THE YEAR

  • Jaman Burton (USA)
  • Andrew Neeme (USA)
  • Daniel Negreanu (CAN)
  • Brad Owen (USA)

PODCAST OF THE YEAR

  • DAT Poker Podcast: Terrence Chan, Ross Henry, Adam Schwartz, Daniel Negreanu (CAN)
  • Poker Life Podcast: Joey Ingram (USA)
  • The Fives, a PocketFives Podcast: Lance Bradley (CAN), Donnie Peters (USA)
  • The Grid: Jennifer Shahade (USA)

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR

  • Phil Galfond (USA), Run it Once Poker
  • Cary Katz (USA), Poker Central/PokerGO
  • Paul Phua (MAS), Triton Poker
  • Matt Savage (USA), WPT/TDA

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Tony Burns (USA), Seminole Hard Rock
  • Paul Campbell (USA), Aria
  • Jack Effel (USA), World Series of Poker
  • Matt Savage (USA), WPT/TDA

EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • PokerStars Players Championship Bahamas
  • Triton London Million for Charity
  • World Series of Poker Main Event
  • World Series of Poker BIG 50

MID-MAJOR TOUR/CIRCUIT OF THE YEAR

  • Road to PSPC
  • RUNGOOD Poker Series
  • WPTDeepStacks
  • WSOP Circuit

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lance Bradley (CAN)
  • Haley Hintze (USA)
  • Joey Ingram (USA)
  • Nick Jones (UK)

BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR

  • Jamie Kerstetter (USA)
  • Jeff Platt (USA)
  • Nick Schulman (USA)
  • Joseph Stapleton (USA)

MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR: WRITTEN

  • A Fight for Fatherhood: The Biggest Win of Jason Young’s Life, Lance Bradley (CAN) for PoketFives
  • Kevin Roster Spread Sarcoma Awareness at WSOP, Wants to End Life on His Terms, Aleeyah Jadavji (CAN), Hayley Hochstetler (USA) for PokerNews
  • Poker and Pop Culture, Martin Harris (USA) for D+B Publishing
  • The Unabridged Story of The Hendon Mob, Paul Seaton (UK) for PokerNews

MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR: PHOTO

  • Antonio Abrego (USA): Ryan Laplante in deep thought at the WSOP (PokerNews)
  • Drew Amato (USA): Dario Sammartino folds at the WSOP (Poker Central)
  • Joe Giron (USA): WPT Champion Frank Stepuchin is lifted in victory (WPT)
  • Hayley Hochstetler (USA): Doyle Brunson and Jack Binion at WSOP celebration (WSOP)

MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR: VIDEO

  • Investigating Mike Postle Hand Histories from Stones Live, Joey Ingram (USA)
  • Legends of the Game – Stu Ungar (PokerGO)
  • The Big Blind w/Jeff Platt featuring Mike Matusow, Normand Chad, Sarah Herring (PokerGO)
  • Who Makes Money from Professional Poker, Sam Rega (USA) for CNBC

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR POKER PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Joey Ingram (USA)
  • Jonathan Little (USA)
  • Ryan DePaulo (USA)
  • Lex Veldhuis (NED)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR HAND OF THE YEAR

  • Bryce Yockey takes a historic hit against Josh Arieh in the WSOP Poker Players Championship
  • Ryan Riess makes 10-high all-in call at EPT Monte Carlo final table
  • Sam Trickett makes Stephen Chidwick fold best hand at Triton London 1M event
  • Thi Xoa Nguyen folds full house to Athanasios Polychronopoulos at PSPC