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Poker Hall of Fame

Tags: full tilt poker, mike sexton, phil ivey, poker hall of fame, wsop.
Posted on 05 August 2009 by "T".

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.

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.

Right now the hottest candidates to get into the Poker Hall of Fame are Phil Ivey (Full Tilt pro), and Mike Sexton (Party Poker's ambassador).

Phil Ivey:

Phillip D. Ivey, born February 1, 1976 in Riverside, California, is an American professional poker player who has won seven World Series of Poker bracelets and now is on the final table in this year's Main Event. Phil Ivey is known to be one of the best cash game and tournament players in the world.



Mike Sexton:
Michael Richard Sexton, born September 22, 1947 in Shelby, Indiana, is an American professional poker player and commentator. He has over $3,7 million in tournament winnings and 45 cashes in the WSOP (one of them a bracelet). Mike Sexton has done a lot of great work for poker and is often called "the ambassador of poker" thanks to this.



Which one do you think have the greatest chance of getting into the Poker Hall of Fame?


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19 comments on "Poker Hall of Fame"

 PokerJosh05/08/2009 16:22:31 GMT
I think it would be Ivey, because he has a huge fan-community these days and with him getting in the hall of fame, the WSOP-Crew could boost their main-event in the media.
 fochizza05/08/2009 17:32:17 GMT
Yes, its gonna be Ivey for sure!
 B1gfoot05/08/2009 18:01:14 GMT
Doyle Brunson again :}
Dont think anyone is more deserved than Phil Ivey im sure he will get it.
 dlkiv05/08/2009 18:07:43 GMT
Phil all the way
 Fakiry05/08/2009 18:27:15 GMT
I am also planning in doing a lot for poker, even if it isnt winning a lot of cash, which is being considerably difficult, by the way. But i have been joining the information required to open an online poker room and seems to be possible to do so from my country. Now i just have to understand what laws must be followed to install the site on a server abroad. The project exists only in my head, but maybe one day we will all play there through a no deposit bonus from the BRM Big Smile
 racpxt05/08/2009 18:30:22 GMT
PartyPoker made some propaganda to get players to vote on Mike. Strange that a room who left the US and fell below Pokerstats, FullTilt and iPoker still has enough power of influence to take Sexton that high. But I think he has no chance against Ivey, too popular and did a very good WSOP this year, so almost no chance he will lose this one.
 Ali_c05/08/2009 20:06:54 GMT
ivey wont get it.

as doyle said on his blog: he is too young. and that is true, he is still 32-33.

mike Sexton will get it.
 shokaku05/08/2009 20:08:30 GMT
Posted by Ali_c:
ivey wont get it.

as doyle said on his blog: he is too young. and that is true, he is still 32-33.

mike Sexton will get it.


"Stand the test of time"

Ivey can return when he turns 50.
 SuperNoob06/08/2009 07:19:54 GMT
Ivey has more fan-following and more achievements than mike but he's very young to be in hall of fame, so i think mike will get it. maybe he can get it 10 yrs from now
 sindbad06/08/2009 09:56:29 GMT
i will go for Ivey! Big Smile
 KingEraiser06/08/2009 11:49:41 GMT
ivey and hellmuth...maybe chan too
 mcsnakey76506/08/2009 11:51:41 GMT
Ivey and winnie baby(hellmonth also i want to see that fella who won the pro tournament at WSOP Smile
 keram06/08/2009 14:52:09 GMT
I think that Daniel Negreanu deserves for this title. He and Phil Ivy are the best in the world for me but "the reads" that Daniel makes are just not to beat. He's THE MAN!
 PhoenixRazz06/08/2009 21:10:47 GMT
Phil Ivey Big Smile
 TenDeuce09/08/2009 15:50:38 GMT
Mike Sexton
 AvegZ09/08/2009 22:34:48 GMT
 _MOPE_10/08/2009 19:28:53 GMT
Me also will go for Phil ivey! Smile
 IdiocracyLT11/08/2009 05:31:34 GMT
WOW.. 37 players are in that Hall of Fame.. And only 15are alive. Congratulations everyone and good luck to Phill Ivey to fastly get into that Poker Hall of Fame.
 buhay21/08/2009 16:20:54 GMT
Hope my name will be in the Hall soon... Smile

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