Imsirovic wins three World Series of Bookers; Friedman, Krister and Sprague are among the other winners

3rd annual World Booker Awards Friday, February 18th at PokerGO . studio In the Aria . Resort and Casinoto celebrate the achievements of poker players, content creators and media personalities across the industry.

The party you hosted Jeff Platt And the Derya Renemarks the end of a two-year hiatus for the World Booker Awards after the 2021 gala was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s good to be back in person,” Platt told the audience. “23 months into the holiday, we’re here to celebrate the best that the industry has to offer.”

Tonight started with Alamuddin “Ali” Imserovic receive all of Best poker player in GPI And the Player of the Year on the Poker GO Tourfollowed by Veronica Brill Getting Charitable Initiative Award.

Over twenty prizes were handed out throughout the ceremony, ranging from Best Prize, Best Vlogger, and Best Poker Personality.

Here’s a look at all those who took home the Global Booker Prizes on Friday night.

Award winner
Best poker player in GPI Alamuddin “Ali” Imserovic
Player of the Year on the Poker GO Tour Alamuddin “Ali” Imserovic
GPI Female Poker Player of the Year Nadia Magnus
Best GPI Intermediate Player of the Year David Mazaroloff
Best Tournament Manager Paul Campbell (ARIA)
Charitable Initiative Award Veronica Brill
Best end table performance Adam Friedman
Twitter personality Jimmy Kerstetter
Best Media Content: Photo Enrique Malvavon for PokerGO
Fans’ Choice: Best Cup Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup
poker services Kevin Mathers
Best Live Reporter Christian Zetsche
Best Media Content: Written Lance Bradley for PocketFives
Best vlog Brad Owen
Best event The main event of the World Series of Poker
GPI Merit Award Maria Konnikova
GPI hack operator Johan Gilbert
Fans’ Choice: Best Hand Doug Polk Makes Epic Fold vs. Phil Hellmuth on High Stakes Poker
Best podcast Poker in the Ears (James Hartigan and Joseph Stapleton for PokerStars)
The best person in the industry Matt Savage
Choose the players for the toughest opponent Alamuddin “Ali” Imserovic
Best Media Content: Video Rymko Rinkema For PokerGO: Reboot it with Stefanie Ungar
Fan’s Choice: Poker Character Masato Yokosawa
best streamer Ben “Spragy” Sprague
best announcer Jeff Platt

Repeat winners

A number of repeat winners were awarded on Friday, starting with Imsirovic, who won Player of the Year at the 2019 World Booker Awards.

Later, Jimmy Kerstetter give a prize Best Twitter Personality For the second year in a row after winning it at the 2020 World Booker Awards.

Among other repeat winners is ARIA Paul Campbellwho won Best Tournament Manager After winning it in 2019, and Brad Owenwho was honored Best vlog After receiving the People’s Choice Award for Booker Person of the Year in 2019.

Imsirovic wins three awards

The biggest winner of the ceremony was undoubtedly Emserovic, who started the evening with a tribute Best poker player in GPI And the Player of the Year on the Poker GO Tour.

“I didn’t think this was possible in my wildest dreams,” Emserovic said in his acceptance speech. “It’s a surreal feeling. I couldn’t even describe the shock and disbelief of my 18-year-old self.”

Later in the ceremony, the 27-year-old Bosnian-American professional returned to the podium after winning the Choose the players for the toughest opponent Heavyweight Booker Prize winners Michael Adamo, Stephen Chidwick and David Peters.

“I feel like I won this because Adamo isn’t here, to be honest,” Emcerovic chuckled.

In all, Imsirovic received three awards for his outstanding performance in poker throughout 2021.

Other highlights

One of the highlights of the evening was Brill taking home Charitable Initiative Award For her efforts to raise money to get it Kuala Lumpur Clayton Minibus to take to Las Vegas for 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

“Literally no one deserves it more than Brill,” Clayton said in a pre-recorded video of one of the party’s most heartfelt moments.

Later, the poker reporter Christian Zetsche won the award Best Live Reporter For his work throughout the year, which included a live report at the 2021 WSOP for poker news. poker news Executive Editor (USA) Chad Holloway He was also among the four finalists in the Live Reporting category.

Enrique Malvavon For PokerGO Beat Best Media Content: Photo His shot in the hands of the money bubble for the main event of the WSOP 2021. Other nominees included in the category poker Hailee Hochstettler And the Danny Maxwell.

Other benefits include Nadia Magnus the win GPI Female Poker Player of the YearAnd the Adam Friedman the win Best end table performance For the 36th WSOP Event: $10,000 Dealer Choice 6-Max Tournament, Japan Masato Yokosawa the win Fan’s Choice: Poker Character And the Ben “Spragy” Sprague the win best streamer.

The In Memoriam segment during the ceremony honored late poker players including Louie Anderson, Layne Flack, Norm Macdonald, Larry Flynt, Susie Zhao, Noel Furlong, Willie Garson, Stephane Godet, Robert Gray, Sam Grizzle, Clyde Hinton, Tommy Hufnagle and Keith Kozar and Ethan May, Joey Miller, Kenny Rogers and Paul Strom.

The full list of winners

Here’s a look at all the categories with the winners of each daring award.

Best Tournament Manager

  • Paul Campbell
  • Justin Hammer
  • Ray Bolford
  • Andy Tillman

Best end table performance

Best performance for the final table

Twitter personality

  • Will Jaffe
  • Jimmy Kerstetter
  • Kitty Koo
  • Kevin Mathers

Best Media Content: Photo

  • PokerGO’s Antonio Abrego: Adam Friedman defeats Phil Hellmuth for his third consecutive WSOP title with 10K Dealers Choice
  • Hailee Hochstettler: The End of an Era
  • Enrique Malfavon on PokerGO: The WSOP main event bubble burst
  • Danny Maxwell for PokerNews/WSOP: Brandon Shack-Harris and his parachute at the WSOP

Fans’ Choice: Best Cup

best cup
  • WPT Mike Sexton Champions Cup
  • MSPT South Dakota State Championship
  • Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
  • WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast

Best Live Reporter

Best Live Reporter
  • Mickey Duvet
  • Tim Duckworth
  • Chad Holloway
  • Christian Zetsche

Best Media Content: Written

Best vlog

  • Jaman Burton
  • Ryan DiPaulo
  • Brad Owen
  • Ethan “Rampage” Yao

Best event

GPI hack operator

GPI hack operator
  • Chris Brewer
  • Kina England
  • Johan Gilbert
  • Vanessa Cady

Fans’ Choice: Best Hand

  • Daniel “Jungleman” Cates obtained Leng for 50K PPC
  • Doug Polk makes an epic fold against Phil Hellmuth at High Stakes Poker
  • Nicholas Rigby pulls a monster bluff during the late stages of the WSOP main event
  • Quads over quads on Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event (Chang Liu vs. Ugur Secilmis)

Best podcast

  • Poker in the ears (James Hartigan & Joseph Stapleton about Pokerstars)
  • The Chip Race Poker podcast (David Labin & Dara O’Kearney for Unibet Poker)
  • Doug Polk podcast (Doug Polk)
  • poker heart (Kara Scott)

The best person in the industry

  • Tony Burns
  • Jacques Eiffel
  • Mori Scandinavian
  • Matt Savage

Choose the players for the toughest opponent

Choose the players for the toughest opponent
  • Michael Adamo
  • Stephen Chidwick
  • Ali Emserovic
  • David Peters

Best Media Content: Video

  • Paul Goyer and Andrew Nim: The Villain Who Stole Christmas
  • Pokeridokumentii’s last call
  • Jeff Platt for PokerGO: “Stop me please!”
  • Remko Rinkema for PokerGO: Replay it with Stefanie Ungar
  • Play it once: Meet the soldier man

Fan’s Choice: Poker Character

  • Johann “Yoh Virael” Gilbert
  • Greg “Greg goes all in” Liow
  • Jonathan Little
  • Masato Yokosawa

best streamer

best streamer
  • Kevin “Kevin Martin” Martin
  • Ben “Spragy” Sprague
  • Jonathan Van Fleet “apestylespoker”
  • Lex “LexVeldhuis” Veldhuis

best announcer

  • Jimmy Kerstetter
  • Ali Nejad
  • Jeff Platt
  • Joe Stapleton


  • Friday’s award winners include Ali Emserovic, Nadia Magnus, Johann Gilbert and Adam Friedman.