The Global Poker Awards scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on 18 February will see Nadya Magnus and Ali Imsirovic receiving the female and male Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year awards for 2021 respectively. Kristen Bicknell was considered to be the popular choice for the accolade since she had won the GPI Female POY consecutively for four years. With only $246,000 in cashes, Bicknell didn’t quite have an eventful year, especially when compared to her 2015’s performance. While on the other hand, Magnus played some fine poker to take home the POY title for 2021.
Magnus cashed $426,161 in 2021. She couldn’t nail any tournament but made some robust cashes in a plethora of events. Last January, she also finished in the runner-up position for $93,566 in the $2,200 buy-in No-Limit Hold ’em event at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open in South Florida. Last year, as per the POY standings, she finished with 2,435 points. Take a look at the full GPI Female POY:
Male GPI POY, Imsirovic also had a stupendous year after he won the first-ever PokerGO Tour presented by the Guaranteed Rate Player of the Year. Imsirovic had 3,478 points as per the POY standings and made it to the top. On 8th January, Imsirovic shipped one of the PokerGo Tour’s high rollers at the Venetian in Las Vegas. He shipped the $25,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event for $270,000.
This Bosnian player had won 14 high rollers in2021 and cashed more than $6 million in all. The 26-year-old enters 2022 with more than $15 million in live tournament cashes. Take a look at the 2021 GPI Player standings (male):
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