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On February 25th, the second Annual GPI American Poker Awards will take place at the SLS in Beverly Hills. This time, over 80 influential members of the poker world including players, executives and media have been selected as nominees in 11 different categories. The winners of each category will be chosen via jury vote.

Poker fans have been waiting to find out who the nominees are. Well, no need to wait anymore. Below you can find which categories and who are they nominees per category.

  • Media Content of the Year

Brad Willis – BUST, Underground Poker in Greenville

Faraz Jaka – Homeless Poker Millionaire, CNN

Jason Somerville – Twitch Broadcast during WCOOP

Joe Giron – Photos of Daniel Negreanu on the floor after his WSOP elimination


  • Poker Initiative of the Year

Poker Central – 24/7 Poker TV Network

SHRPO – Livestreaming of 4 final tables at the same time

WSOP – Online Bracelet Event

WSOP – Colossus


  • Poker Presenter of the Year

David Tuchman

Joseph Stapleton

Kara Scott

Sarah Herring


  • Media Person of the Year

Donnie Peters

Jason Somerville

Joey Ingram

Kevin Mathers


  • Charitable Initiative of the Year

Chad Brown Memorial Tournament

Charity Series of Poker

Tiger’s Poker Night

WSOP One Drop High Roller


  • Industry Person of the Year

Jack Effel – WSOP

John Pappas – WPT

Matt Savage – WPT

William Mason – Seminole Hard Rock Poker


  • Event of the Year – Buy-in Over $2,000

Super High Roller Bowl, Las Vegas

WSOP Main Event, Las Vegas

WSOP One Drop High Roller, Las Vegas

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Hollywood


  • Event of the Year – Buy-in Up to $2,000

WPT500, Las Vegas

WPTDeepstacks DSPT Championship, Calgary

WSOP Millionaire Maker, Las Vegas

WSOP The Colossus, Las Vegas



  • Breakout Performance of the Year

Asher Conniff

Cate Hall

Joshua Beckley

Kelly Minkin


  • Moment of the Year

Anthony Zinno wins back to back major events

Negreanu ends up in 11th place in WSOP Main Event

Phil Hellmuth, beats his own record and wins 14th career bracelet

WSOP Colussus has more than 22,000 players


  • Tournament Performance of the Year

Anthony Zinno – WPT LA Poker Classic

Joseph McKeehen – WSOP Main Event

Jonathan Duhamel, WSOP One Drop High Roller

Mike Gorodinsky, WSOP Poker Players’ Championship

In addition, Byron Kaverman and Kelly Minkin will win respectively the 2015 GPI Player of the Year and 2015 Female Player of the Year Trophies.