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Phil Ivey and David Ulliott inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

Tags: David Ulliott, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame.
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by "T".

On Friday night, at a short break on the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, a governing council proudly announced the induction of their 53rd and 54th members - the iconic poker pro Phil Ivey and the late David "Devilfish" Ulliott - into the Poker Hall of Fame.

Ivey and Ulliott were two out of the 10 nominees selected by the 27 living members of Poker Hall of Fame, as well as 18 members of the media. The other nominees were David Chiu, Mori Eskandani, Ted Forrest, Thor Hansen, Mike Matusow, Max Pescatori, Matt Savage and Huck Seed.

Phil Ivey is a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner with over $23 million in live tournament earnings. He became qualified for the Poker Hall of Fame just this February after he turned 40 years old, "I want to thank the living members of the Poker Hall of Fame as well as the media who voted for me to be part of the Poker Hall of Fame. It's an honor to be inducted alongside legends like Chip Reese and Doyle Brunson. I love the game of poker and the game has done a lot for me. I am one of the lucky people who has been able to make a living playing a game which was always my passion. Thankfully, I'm just as passionate about the game today as when I first stepped into Binion's Horseshoe to play my first-ever WSOP. Thank you to my family, my friends, and all the poker fans across the world that supported me on this journey."

David Ulliott, who also had won a bracelet, was a poker legend who has helped influence the spread of the game in England. Unfortunately, he died from cancer in April 2015. His family said in a statement, "As a family we would like to thank the general public, media and current Poker Hall of Fame members that voted David into the Poker Hall of Fame. We know he will be up there strumming on his guitar and probably asking what took so long! How he might say it - I think you all know! There isn't a day that goes past when we don't think of him and miss him but today we are so proud and delighted that he takes his rightful place in poker history - the legend of the Devilfish lives on! There are too many people to individually thank but we would particularly like to thank Rob Yong and Simon Trumper of Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham for their support and also we welcome Kings Casino offer to commemorate David's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame at the WSOP Europe in October. Just remember, as the Devilfish would say - ‘Life is a blast. It doesn't last. Live it long and live it fast'."

To be considered as a nominee for the PHOF, a player should be at least 40 years old, played for high stakes, has played poker against top competition, and played well enough to stand the test of time and has earned the respect and admiration of their peers. Non-players should have contributed to the overall progress and growth of the game, with unforgettable positive and long-lasting results.

Here's the full list of 54 players inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame:

Player Name

Year Inducted

Johnny Moss

1979

Nick “The Greek” Dandolos

1979

Felton “Corky” McCorquodale

1979

Red Winn

1979

Sid Wyman

1979

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok

1979

Edmond Hoyle

1979

Blondie Forbes

1980

Bill Boyd

1981

Tom Abdo

1982

Joe Bernstein

1983

Murph Harrold

1984

Red Hodges

1985

Henry Green

1986

Walter Clyde “Puggy” Pearson

1987

Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson

1988

Jack “Treetop” Straus

1988

Fred “Sarge” Ferris

1989

Benny Binion

1990

David “Chip” Reese

1991

Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston

1992

Jack Keller

1993

Julius Oral Popwell

1996

Roger Moore

1997

Stu “The Kid” Ungar

2001

Lyle Berman

2002

Johnny “The Orient Express” Chan

2002

Bobby “The Owl” Baldwin

2003

Berry Johnston

2004

Jack Binion

2005

Crandell Addington

2005

T.J. Cloutier

2006

Billy Baxter

2006

Barbara Enright

2007

Phil Hellmuth

2007

Dewey Tomko

2008

Henry Orenstein

2008

Mike Sexton

2009

Dan Harrington

2010

Erik Seidel

2010

Linda Johnson

2011

Barry Greenstein

2011

Eric Drache

2012

Brian “Sailor” Roberts

2012

Scotty Nguyen

2013

Tom McEvoy

2013

Daniel Negreanu

2014

Jack McClelland

2014

Jennifer Harman

2015

John Juanda

2015

Carlos Mortensen

2016

Todd Brunson

2016

David “Devilfish” Ulliott

2017

Phil Ivey

2017


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9 comments for "Phil Ivey and David Ulliott inducted into Poker Hall of Fame"

 Gerimantas7/25/2017 8:11:06 AM GMT
Maybe it is nice to be in this group of players, but I really do not understand whatnisnthe use of this? You do not get anything just some diploma you can put on your wall and show friends and talk about this for some moments, but no financial use of this that i see.
 CALICUL7/25/2017 4:22:35 PM GMT
David "Devilfish" Ulliot Has only one bracelet but has finished 33 times in money. I say it deserves this.
Phil Ivey is a much better player with 10 bracelets with 55 times in money. He certainly deserved that.
It's true had more ugly times in full tilt but is the great player. Congratulations for that and for devilfish although he died.
 av19667/25/2017 4:51:40 PM GMT
hello my friends and fellow mobsters

Well those two deserve the nomination they brought the poker game to a higher level Worship Worship

David "devilfish" ulliot was a very good player and very funny at the TV tables made poker even more popular (RIP)
Phil Ivey was a poker machine cold as ice and ruthless with the opponents sadly turned is focus away and the results were never the same

 Tony_MON7ANA7/25/2017 5:27:10 PM GMT
Many congratulations to the Poker Hall of Fame class of 2017: David "Devilfish" Ulliott and Phillip Ivey! They both deserve to be honored. Sadly, David Ulliott passed away in April 2015, so his family is left to accept this honor in his place.
 pochui7/25/2017 6:53:34 PM GMT
To be considered as a nominee for the PHOF, a player should be at least 40 years old, played for high stakes, has played poker against top competition, and played well enough to stand the test of time- and has earned the respect and admiration of their peers... have no clue why the hell Mike Matusow wasn't inducted.
 Mober7/25/2017 7:29:07 PM GMT
I dont know if it matters that much to the players.
When everyone starts they are having in their minds winning money out of it.
But when they start climbing maybe their goals change to,
and they want to be remembered for it Smile
Well leave the fame out of it. I will take only the money. If only i could Smile
 perattin7/25/2017 9:20:31 PM GMT
I personally believe that Phil Ivey cares very little about this award as he is a born cash player, he plays only for large sums of money, as he will not even play a single event of the wsop 2017 clearly implying that Poker tournaments do not care in the least.-
 doubletop7777/26/2017 8:42:36 AM GMT
I dont think that there can many complaints about these two great players being put in the hall Of fame. The 'Devilfish' was always one of my favourite players to watch and he is sadly missed to this day
 pajalnick7/26/2017 4:14:07 PM GMT
I'm not very familiar with the second player but I believe that he deserved a place in the hall of fame ... and Phil Ivey is certainly the greatest player I think ... and he definitely deserved this place in the hall of fame .... maybe someone from BRM will also be there someday

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