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Poker Hall of Fame: And the nominees are....

Tags: doyle brunson, mike sexton, phile ivey, poker hall of fame, tom mcevoy.
Posted on 11 August 2009 by "K".

2009's candidates that have the chance to get inducted to the poker hall of fame are Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Dan Harrington, Tom McEvoy, Men Nguyen, Scotty Nguyen, Mike Sexton, Eric Seidel, Tom Dwan, and Daniel Negreanu.

The 3 big favorites of these 10 players are Mike Sexton, Phil Ivey, and Tom McEvoy. All three have won bracelets and millions of dollars in WSOP throughout the years and also done a great job for poker and its future.

The hottest candidate of these 3 however, is  Mike Sexton. Sexton has been a poker pro at the highest stakes for many years and also been the main commentator for WPT, been the ambassador for Party Poker, writing for the biggest poker magazines and much more. If you look at the requirements for getting into the Poker Hall of Fame bellow, you will understand why he's the hottest candidate.

Doyle Brunson, who's one of the 15 people that are still alive from the 37 people that have been inducted to the poker hall of fame, said that he will vote for Mike Sexton and no one else. But who the other 14 players will vote for, we can only speculate in right now.

Here are the requirements for Poker Hall of Fame 

*A gambler must have played poker against acknowledged top competition,
*Played for high stakes,
*Played consistently well, gained the respect of peers,
*And stood the test of time.
*Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.


The history behind the Poker Hall Of Fame
In 1979, Benny Binion, the owner of the Horseshoe Casino, created the Poker Hall Of Fame to preserve the names and legacies of the world's greatest poker players. He also was the man behind the first ever World Series of Poker (1970), and the first one to organize high stakes games where the public could watch. Anyhow, Harrah's Entertainment took over the right for WSOP in 2004, and also the ownership of the Poker Hall of Fame. Today the Poker Hall of Fame is handled directly by the WSOP crew. Up till now, 37 people have been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. Only 15 of those people are still living.


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9 comments on "Poker Hall of Fame: And the nominees are...."

 _MOPE_11/08/2009 15:00:40 GMT
I'd like to much to become one of the famous players on the Hall of Fame Smile
 PhoenixRazz12/08/2009 01:45:53 GMT
God wants that someone of us comes some day to this place Big Smile.

For me Phil Ivey deserves a place in the "Poker Hall of Fame", is a very good player (one of better at present) and has a very interesting strategy, so much in hold'em as other varieties of the game.
 SuperNoob12/08/2009 03:47:12 GMT
Phil Ivey does deserve a place in poker hall of fame, but he's very young for something like this, i guess it will be mike sexton who gets inducted this time.
 karstenkloss12/08/2009 09:37:09 GMT
What about me? They forgot me, that can't be! Ok, joke. For me the greatest players are Daniel Negreanu and C. "Jesus" Ferguson. When i watch them playing on TV, i realize what stupid fish i still am.
 doomdy12/08/2009 10:16:02 GMT
Tom Dwan nominated? Hmmmmm Agree
Dwan have great skills no doubt but nominated?
Maybe in 2015 when he proves his streak continues but for now too early imo.....
 bboy12/08/2009 11:20:42 GMT
Any one want to nominate me?
 Zugupugu12/08/2009 12:21:22 GMT
Well i want to be nominated too of course i will told you my progress at mansion and you guys will see if i can be nominated or not Blink anyway for the moment i just want to climb of 50$ to 500$ and clear the all bonus Cool

See ya!
 Fakiry12/08/2009 15:11:55 GMT
Many would like to see Phil Ivey recognized with the Poker Hall of Fame entrance by his work at the tables, which is being admirable, but thats not the only factor counting to get the entrance. Its like having a great poker player in BRM who doesnt comment articles nor forums, who doesnt invites friends and only took a few bonuses. BRM will not have enough points for him to transform into money. With this argumentation, Mike Sexton really seems to be the most probable candidate to enter it.
 Raggamann12/08/2009 15:59:50 GMT
how could someone nominate Tom Dwan? all the others are playing successful for many years and Dwan hasn't done anything for poker.
Sexton deserves it most, he is not the best (though a good) player, but no one has done as much as him for poker in the last years

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