Global Poker Awards Results: Imsirovic Breakout Player of the Year, Bonomo Wins Moment of the Year

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Global Poker Awards Results: Imsirovic Breakout Player of the Year, Bonomo Wins Moment of the Year

Last night, in the PokerGO studio in the Aria, Las Vegas, the Global Poker Awards ceremony was held. The inaugural event, a merger between the European Poker Awards and the American Poker Awards, awarded trophies in a total of 20 categories.

Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic won the Breakout Player of the Year award while Justin Bonomo walked away with the trophy for Moment of the Year for his capture of the Super High Roller trifecta. The award for Tournament of the Year went, once again, to the World Series of Poker Main Event. Its winner John Cynn walked away with the Tournament Performance of the Year award.

Here are the results for all the categories:

Tournament Performance: John Cynn (WSOP Main Event)

  • Justin Bonomo (Super High Roller Bowl IV)
  • John Cynn (WSOP Main Event)
  • Maria Lampropulos (PCA Main Event)
  • Dylan Linde (WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic)

Breakout Player of the Year: Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic

  • Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic
  • Maria Konnikova
  • Ping Liu
  • Christopher Michael Soyza

Streamer Of The Year: Lex Veldhuis

  • Jeff Gross
  • Jason Somerville
  • Jaime Staples
  • Lex Veldhuis

Vlogger Of The Year: Andrew Neeme

  • Marle Cordeiro
  • Joe Ingram
  • Andrew Neeme
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Doug Polk

Podcast of the Year: The Chip Race Poker Podcast

  • LFG Podcast (Chad Holloway, Jamie Kerstetter)
  • PokerCentral Podcast (Brent Hanks, Remko Rinkema)
  • PokerNews Podcast (Sarah Herring, [Removed:139])
  • The Chip Race Poker Podcast (David Lappin, Dara O’Kearney)
  • The Fives a Podcast (Lance Bradley, Donnie Peters)

Broadcaster of the Year: Maria Ho

  • Maria Ho
  • Lon McEachern
  • Nick Schulman
  • Lex Veldhuis

Poker Journalist of the Year: Sarah Herring

  • Drew Amato
  • Sarah Herring
  • Remko Rinkema
  • Christian Zetzsche

Media Content of the Year: Lance Bradley (book: The Pursuit of Poker Success)

  • Drew Amato (photo: Brunson bids farewell to WSOP)
  • Lance Bradley (book: The Pursuit of Poker Success)
  • Haley Hintze (article: Vayo v. PokerStars)
  • PokerCentral/GO (Super High Roller Club: Schulman featuring Nejad)

Industry Person: Angelica Hael

  • Angelica Hael (World Poker Tour)
  • Cary Katz (Poker Central)
  • Matt Savage (WPT, TDA, more)
  • Ty Stewart (World Series of Poker)
  • Rob Yong (Dusk Till Dawn, partypoker)

Tournament Director of the Year: Paul Campbell (ARIA)

  • Tony Burns (Seminole Hard Rock)
  • Paul Campbell (ARIA)
  • Jack Effel (WSOP)
  • Kenny Halleart (Unibet Open)

Mid-Major Tour/Circuit of the Year: RUNGOOD Poker Series

  • 888poker Live
  • RUNGOOD Poker Series
  • Unibet Open
  • WPTDeepStacks
  • WSOP Circuit

Event Of The Year: WSOP Main Event

  • partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event
  • Super High Roller Bowl IV
  • WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
  • WSOP Main Event

Moment Of The Year: Justin Bonomo wins Big One for One Drop, completing Super High Roller Streak

  • Jeremy Hilsercop receives PSPC Platinum Pass (with help from Joe Ingram, Arlie Shaban, PokerStars, and the poker community) as video of wife gifting him a trip to WSOP on Christmas day goes viral
  • Joe Cada wins WSOP The Closer; registering for the event moments after a remarkable 5th place finish in WSOP Main Event
  • Doyle Brunson plays his final WSOP event
  • Justin Bonomo wins Big One for One Drop, completing Super High Roller Streak (SHRB China, SHRB IV, One Drop)

Other Trophies Presented

  • 2018 GPI Poker Player of the Year: Alex Foxen
  • 2018 GPI Female Player of the Year: Kristen Bicknell
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poker: Doyle Brunson
  • Charitable Initiative: Robbie Strazynski for his Run Well Campaign
  • Jury Prize: Drew Amato
  • PocketFives Legacy Award: Chris Moorman
  • People’s Choice Award for Poker Personality of the Year: Brad Owen

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