The 2019 Global Poker Awards won’t be awarded until the first week of March, but the final four in each category will be announced on Friday. With little time to go before the culling from the semi-finalists to the finalists is made, the GPI have opened the vote in five separate categories to let the public vote on who their favourite poker media really are.
There are five different awards you can vote in, with the link to follow at the end of this article.
1. Journalist of the Year
Just eight names remain in this category, with PokerNews represented by Chad Holloway among others. Poker Central’s Remko Rinkema will be one of the favourites, but he’s already called from Haley Hintze and Drew Amato to be recognised. With popular industry insider Robbie Strazynski also up for the gong, competition is going to be tight.
2. Broadcaster of the Year
The poker world is never short of presenters, and some of the cream of the crop in terms of on-screen talent are up for this award. Maria Ho and Jamie Kerstetter represent women in poker along with Australian WPT host Lynn Gilmartin. Elsewhere, everyone’s favourite comedian and commentator Joe Stapleton will vie for your attention along with Jeff Platt, David Tuchman and Tony Dunst among others.
3. Media Content of the Year: Written
With articles published in the form of poker books (Poker and Pop Culture by Martin Harris, Mastering Mixed Games by Dylan Linde and Poker Satellite Strategy by Dara O’Kearney and Barry Carter) and articles such as the Kevin Roster deep dive for PokerNews as well as this reporter’s Unabridged History of the Hendon Mob, this is a really open category. It’s hard to see past O’Kearney and Carter’s superb satellite strategy book for the award itself.
4. Media Content of the Year: Photo
With a huge range of pictures on the shortlist, Drew Amato’s World Series of Poker work has many rivals from that event, along with some entertaining shots from lens-masters like Mickey May.
5. Media Content of the Year: Video
There are a dozen terrific picks for the Video award, but each one of them appeals to a different poker fan. In reality, they’re all great and this category is one that is so subjective that to pick just one that is far above any other might be to insult them all! That said, Joey Ingram’s investigation into Mike Postle might be worth voting into the final just to see what he says in his acceptance speech, as well as what baseball cap he wears on the night.
You can cast your votes right here.