Global Poker Index Unveils American Poker Awards Nominees

Who's going to get a "Pokey"?

Poker is ready for it’s “Red Carpet” moment as Alex Dreyfus' Global Poker Index prepares for it’s first ever American Poker Awards. It will be an evening of handing out hardware in 10 categories (as well as 4 others that are determined by the GPI formula), including Poker’s Best Ambassador which will fans can vote on to help determine a winner.

So here you go, the categories and those that are “just happy to be nominated.”

Tournament Performance Of The Year
Mohsin Charania, WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic winner
Daniel Colman, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event winner
Darren Elias, WPT Borgata Poker Open winner
Mark Newhouse, WSOP Main Event, 9th place finisher

Breakout Player Of The Year
Daniel Colman
Mukul Pahuja
Jake Schindler
Brandon Shack-Harris

Event Of The Year (Over $2,000)
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event (Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood)
WPT Montreal (Playground Poker Club, Montreal)
WPT World Championship (Borgata, Atlantic City)
World Series of Poker Main Event (Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas)

Event Of The Year (Under $2,000)
HPT Cal State Poker Championship (Commerce Casino, Los Angeles)
WPT500 at ARIA (ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas)
WSOP Millionaire Maker (Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas)
WSOP Monster Stack (Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas)

Industry Person Of The Year
Jack Effel, WSOP Tournament Director
Adam Pliska, WPT President
Matt Savage, WPT Executive Director & TDA Founder
Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director

Poker Media Content Of The Year
ALL IN Magazine: Mark Newhouse
Brad Willis, WSOP 2014: Stages/Never stop fighting for PokerStars Blog
PokerNews Live Reporting at the 45th WSOP
Jason Somerville for Run it UP!

Charitable Initiative Of The Year
“All In” for Kids Poker Tournament presented by CHOP and the WPT Foundation
Charity Series of Poker
REG (Raising for Effective Giving)
WSOP One Drop partnership

Poker Innovation Of The Year
Poker Night in America
Twitch opens its doors to live streaming poker
WPT successful partnerships with DeepStacks, Hublot, DraftKings, Monster
WSOP Monster Stack event

Media Person Of The Year
Nolan Dalla
Chris Grove
Kevin Mathers
Rich Ryan

Finally there’s the Poker Ambassador Of The Year award with you (yes, you!) can help determine. If you’d like to have your say just go vote. Award night is Friday, February 27, 2015 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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