Poker Hall of Fame

14th July, 2009

The Poker Hall of Fame shortlist has been announced! After weeks of voting via the World Series of Poker website ten poker players have been shortlisted to enter the hall of fame at the end of the tournament.

The ten were whittled down from 41 on the original list which contained a vast array of players, media representatives and tournament officials. There was a great mix of ages too from the old school who have seen poker tournaments in their infancy to the young online poker supremes who have shot to stardom.

The finalist from the ten will be chosen by a 15 member panel of media representative and a 15 further 15 member panel of surviving Poker Hall of Fame members.

The ten up for consideration are:

  • Tom Dwan
  • Barry Greenstein
  • Dan Harrington
  • Phil Ivey
  • Tom McEvoy
  • Men Nguyen
  • Scotty Nguyen
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Erik Seidel
  • Mike Sexton

Poker Alerts Tip: Mike Sexton is the favourite to enter the hall of fame as he plays the game well, contributes to charity, regularly writes poker publications and tirelessly promotes the game. Its definitely the year for him.

By Faye

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