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Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson are the new Hall of Fame inductees

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Posted on 28 October 2011 by "T".

It's now official which poker players that were picked for Poker Hall of Fame this year. Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson, both from USA, are the new inductees who have received the honorable title that makes sure that they always will be remembered as good poker players that contributed a lot to the poker scene.

Linda Johnson, 58, is one of 15 women who have won a WSOP bracelet, and she has reached not less than 7 final tables at the World Series. Johnson has been active in the poker scene for a very long time, and during this time she has been coaching other poker players and also written lots of articles in different poker magazines. Add to that that she started back in 2008, a nonprofit organization that makes it easier for poker players to donate money to charity. Linda Johnson is the second women to be picked for Poker Hall of Fame after Barbara Enright got inducted back in 2007.

Barry Greenstein, 57, is one of the world's most famous poker players, and he's been a part of the international poker scene for 20 years. Apart from being a very successful poker player, Greenstein has written many books about poker, organized several charity tournaments, and also he has donated huge sums to charity throughout the years, which has given him the nickname "The Robin Hood of Poker".

The official ceremony will take place November 8th in connection with the November 9 final table.


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6 comments on "Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson are the new Hall of Fame inductees "

 Fakiry28/10/2011 11:02:22 GMT
This guys deserve this title, they are such good players, and, besides that, they have a very important roll in the poker world, helping to pass the message that poker is an honourable game that souldnt be discarded or mistreated by those who think its just another way of gambling.
 Davoodoo28/10/2011 15:04:04 GMT
As long as they dont nominate Isildur or some other idiot im happy ...
 Macubaas28/10/2011 16:56:16 GMT
I think they both players nominated here deserve this reward, they are both very experienced poker players...

I've seen both Barry and Linda on mnay tv poker productions and always enjoyed to see them playing.

And i agree this titlt should be given just to experienced poker pros.
 mahdrof28/10/2011 19:31:43 GMT
Barry Greenstein is my favourite poker pro. His book "Ace on the River" is an entertaining read. As long as you don't expect high grade strategy, it is a fascinating read on his climb from youth to a top poker pro. Barry gets my respect for:

- charity, he is after all the Robin Hood of poker
- being a gentleman
- being able to win at different kinds of poker games, as well as cash and tourney
- being a winning player through the years, adapting his game as things move along in order to stay on top
 SuperNoob29/10/2011 14:09:37 GMT
nice to see Barry get inducted, he deserves it well after being so active in poker world for long time. ddnt knw much about linda though lol
 Macubaas29/10/2011 17:17:22 GMT
mahdrof, many friends suggested me to read that book too, unfortunately i can't find where to read it or to download it, maybe you can help me Smile

btw. I know Barry is also expert on other poker games than texas holdem Big Smile

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