The 2022 Global Poker Awards took place on the first Friday of March at the PokerGO studio in Las Vegas, and it was attended by several of the industry’s most prominent figures. In this piece, we will discuss the 27 nominees who we felt were the most fascinating.
The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOPC) Final Table
Most Valuable Player
As opposed to previous year, no one was able to take home three awards at once (two could take Ethan “Rampage” Yau: as the best vlogger and “Poker Personality of the Year”).
Among the initial nominees for “GPI Poker Player of the Year” were several relatively unknown Eastern hemisphere players who, according to The Hendon Mob, had the greatest outcomes in live events based on a predetermined set of criteria.
Stephen Song triumphed despite intense rivalry; ten other players were in the running for the position until the conclusion of the year. The young American won 43 times that year, for a total of $2,282,059. In December, he won the $1,100 WPT Premier Championship, beating out 5,430 competitors to take home $712,650.
In 2022, Cherish Andrews took in $758,513, more than double her previous career’s earnings. The majority of the sum came from three diprana totaling $78,045, $131,912, and $259,200. As for the most recent one, it was a WPT tournament for $10,000.
The Biggest Fail of the Year
Players who made their way into the top tier of the GPI Player of the Year rankings this year but who had not been eligible to do so in the previous three years were placed in this new category. Phil Ivey, the great poker player, won three times while playing in the highest stakes games and was the owner of this chip.
In Cyprus, a $75K Short Deck tournament at Triton Poker netted $1.2M.
Six hundred and forty thousand dollars for the $50,000 PGT Super High Roller Series Europe.
The $30K Short Deck tournament at the Triton Poker Club in Cyprus brought in $387K.
Robbie Jade-Lew and Garrett Adelstein played a scandalous hand in which Jade-Lew called with jack high and won $130,000.
In the immediate aftermath of the hand, both poker players were accused of cheating and collaboration, which the Hustler Casino Live organizers investigated but could never establish.
The most formidable adversary.
Stephen Chidwick deservedly won the player vote and took home the trophy. The Englishman has switched to playing primarily in high-stakes events, and in 2022 he won the PokerGO Tour Player of the Year title. His opponents there felt his relentless might.
Throughout the previous 12 months, he has finished in the money at 42 separate events. He won about $3 million in two of the Triton Poker Series in Madrid.
Top Performance at the Final Table
In the final table of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, one of the most prestigious mix events of the World Series, you must play flawlessly across many poker games. It’s quite unlikely that you could succeed twice in a row.
But, the winner of this category, Daniel Cates, was successful in doing just that.
Film of the Year
Hayley Hochstetler is the photographer for this. When Matt Glantz selected the envelope containing the largest prize from the $1K Million Dollar Bounty at the WSOP, Justin Lett was there to film the moment.
The million-dollar envelope, ironically, was stored in the first treasure box.
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