Fan Voting Now Open for 4th Annual Global Poker Awards

The Global Poker Awards have opened up fans voting on four different categories for the 4th Annual GPAs.

Jeff Walsh
Jan 31, 2023
It’s time for the fans to vote in the 4th Annual Global Poker Awards. (photo courtesy Global Poker Awards)

The 4th Annual Global Poker Awards is set to take place live from the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas on March 3 with a total of 29 trophies handed out to a wide cross-section of the poker industry. The categories cover nearly every inch of the poker industry from Breakout Player of the Year to Best Event, Best Vlogger to Best Broadcaster – the awards are a celebration of what makes poker great.

While many of these categories are either won outright by on-the-felt results (GPI Poker Player of the Year) or voted on by a panel of industry members, there are four categories where the winner is determined solely by the fans. And now, first-round voting is open for anyone and everyone in the categories of Best Trophy, Best Hand, Poker Personality, and, new this year, Favorite Livestream.

Here’s what you need to know: first-round voting closes on Monday, February 6 and there’s only one vote in each category per person. The top four in each category will move on to the finals where, once again, the fans will have their say in determining the winner.

There are nine semi-finalists for Best Trophy including last year’s winner, the WPT Mike Sexton Champions Cup. Here is a look at all of the semi-finalists for fans to choose from:

  • EPT Main Event Trophy
  • LAPC Remington Trophy
  • PGT Stairway To Millions Trophy
  • Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Trophy
  • Triton Poker Trophy
  • WPT Ladies in Poker Trophy
  • WPT Mike Sexton Champions Cup
  • WSOP Main Event Bracelet
  • Wynn Millions Main Event Trophy

There’s even more to choose from in the Best Hand category. Record-breaking pots, monster bluffs, insane folds, and that controversial hand all made the cut. Here’s everything (as described by the GPA) you need to see to cast a ballot:

  • Alan Keating wins biggest pot in US broadcast history
  • Daniel Negreanu hits runner-runner quads on way to SHRB victory
  • David Diaz lays down absolute monster on Day 7 of WSOP Main Event
  • Insane Patrick Antonius hero call in Triton Poker Super High Roller Series
  • Jørstad and Attenborough play marathon hand heads-up in WSOP Main
  • Negreanu v Ivey v Antonius on High Stakes Poker
  • PapoMC pulls monster bluff in WSOP Main Event
  • Phil Hellmuth talks himself into going all-in with Q4 against Foxen’s 99
  • Wild J4 vs 89 hand between Robbi Jade Lew and Garrett Adelstein
  • YoH Viral folds AA against KK on the flop in 200K pot

New this year is a fan’s choice for Favorite Livestream and the semi-finalists are a battle of regular running cash game streams to a number of your favorite tournament series. Pick your favorite and cast your ballot for your from the following:

  • EPT Live
  • Hustler Casino Live
  • King’s Casino Livestreams
  • Live At The Bike!
  • Poker at the Lodge
  • PokerGO
  • Triton Poker
  • World Poker Tour

Finally, the Poker Personality category is a write-in, so anyone in the industry is eligible. Previous winners include WPT Ambassador Brad Owen, Jonathan Little, and Masato Yokosawa. Simply pick your person and give them a vote right here.

Visit the Global Poker Index for more information on Fans’ Choice Voting for the 4th Annual Global Poker Awards.