With more interest than ever before, the first two’ fan votes’ of the Global Poker Award have been opened to the public, with the categories of the 2019 Poker Personality of the Year and Hand of the Year up for grabs.
The Global Poker Index hierarchy, made an announcement on their Twitter account to spread the word.
The Global Poker Awards ceremony this year is massive, with additional categories ensuring that the revamped new edition of the glitzy night in which poker returns to those at the top table is bigger than ever.
There are two elections that are open to the public vote, and the first of these is the Year’s Poker Personality, with a variation in the preference of a citizen.
You can nominate anyone this year simply by registering your interest in casting your vote online and writing to the Global Poker Index through your form about your nomination. It can be anyone, from your favourite poker player, the on-screen presenter or even your favourite faithful poker reporter who could carry you news from the felt about the award ceremony, thrilling interviews and tournament results. Literally anybody can get your vote in poker.
The second vote open to your interpretation is the Hand of the Year. With some impressive poker skills competing for the crown, it could hardly be more hotly contested this year.
From the amazing call of Ryan Riess with just ten-high at the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event, the distasterous performance of Sam Greenwood with pocket aces at the WSOP Main Event that looked like everyone’s heart was broken except for Timothy Yu and Stephen’s Chidwick Triton hero shot, it’s all on the table.
Do you rate the elimination of Phil Ivey by Kristen Bicknell as the best moment of the year? Perhaps you prefer the WPT Super High Roller classic, which saw the fold of Eric Afriat creating huge drama. Or could it be that the three-quarters of a million who were on the line in one pot on partypoker during Rob’s Home Game and won by Sam Trickett inspired you to take on the game?
You can vote right here on your favourite 2019 hand.
The Global Poker Awards progress to a climax, with the awards ceremony taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on 6 March 2020. Whoever wins, you can guarantee some surprising late decisions, a late deal for a player that triumphs against the odds and at least one victory that makes everyone get to their feet and applaud.
Some very unique personalities are about to be honoured in any way. Who they are is exactly up to you.
🌐♣️🏆 We’ve opened the first phase of Fan Voting for the People’s Choice Awards.
🔹 Hand of the Year: https://t.co/hGaUPSFjjZ
🔹 Poker Personality of the Year: https://t.co/y4OPK0XOy3
🗳️ Start voting please!#GlobalPokerAwards pic.twitter.com/ZwrsPp9dvZ
— Global Poker Index (@gpi) January 20, 2020