The Global Poker Awards are back for another year, with improvements promised. PokerStars VR introduces new theme. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

2020 Global Poker Awards date set for March 6th, 2020

The second annual Global Poker Awards have been announced for March 6th, 2020. The event will again be held in Las Vegas at the ARIA Hotel & Casino from the PokerGO Studios. More than 20 awards will be given away this year including GPI Player of the Year and Event of the year. New events will include Bst All-Around Poker Player. Last year, the event generated controversy for some of its nominations. To alleviate those concerns, each category will be chosen by experts in a given category with some categories chosen by fan voting. The event will again be broadcast on PokerGo.

Speaking of PokerGo, Poker Central has announced a new Super High Roller Bowl for Australia. The inaugural Australian Poker Open will begin on January 25th at the Star Gold Coast in Queensland, just after the conclusion of the Aussie Millions, which runs from January 4th to January 25th. It will host at least seven events of $10,000 or more including the $100,000 Main Event.

Quick hitters

PokerStars has introduced a new “Spies” theme to its PokerStars VR experiment. The online poker introduced a series of play money events to celebrate the theme over the Thanksgiving holiday. PokerStars VR continues to be available for play money only, but the platform eventually hopes to usher in an era of VR-themed poker.

– Nick Pupillo is the winner of the HPT Player of the Year leaderboard. During Season XV, Pupillo earned six cashes totaling $330,646, which included a first-place finish at the HPT Golden Gates when he won $194,479 in February. Pupillo joins a total list of former POYs that include Greg Raymer, Ari Engel, Aaron Johnson and Allen Kessler.

– In PokerStrategy’s ongoing series of the best ways to learn poker, they go over the time-honored tradition of hand discussions with friends, forum users and coaches.

– Day 4 of the WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poke Open on Tuesday with just 28 players remaining hoping to get a piece of the prize pool with $545,070 waiting for first place and the final table guaranteed at least $111,895. At the time of this writing, players remain with Cesar Fuentes holding the chip lead. Poker fans can keep up with the action by following live updates from the World Poker Tour website.

– Tuesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video continues a look at the “Cash Games with Colossos” series. In this episode, Colossos plays a single table of $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold’em full ring.

Best poker videos on the Internet

Triton Poker continues to post highlights from the No Limit Hold’em Cash Game. In this video, Tony G makes a big call leading to a $1.2 million pot:

partypoker examines five of the top hands during the Caribbean Poker Party held recently from the Bahamas:

– Check out the latest Twitch stream highlights from Jaime Staples as he plays partypoker SPINS.

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