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And the 2011 Poker Hall of Fame nominees are...

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Posted on 06 October 2011 by "T".

The finalists for the 2011 Hall of Fame were announced yesterday. The 10 players who have the chance to get inducted this time are the following: Annie Duke, Barry Greenstein, Jennifer Harman, Marcel Luske, Linda Johnson, Jack mcClelland, John Juanda, Tom McEvoy, Scotty Nguyen and Huck Seed. Of the 10 nominees, 4, Greenstein, Johnson, McEvoy, and Nguyen were nominated both in 2009 and 2010.

Due to a new rule that requires the candidate to be at least 40 years old, 2010 nominees such as Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu weren't on this year's list. Anyhow, Jack mcClelland, Marcel Luske and Linda Johnson might not be so familiar to everyone, so here's some information about them.

Jack mcClelland, who's 22 years of experience working with major poker tournaments such as WSOP, is the only non-poker player among the nominees. McCleeland is today the tournament director at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Linda Johnson began playing poker already back in 1974 and she has 1 bracelet and 7 money finishes at the World Series of Poker. Johnson is know as "The first lady of Poker", a phrase coined by Mike Sexton due to her lengthy association to the game. Apart from playing poker, Johnson has been wring for Poker Magazines for about 10 years and she also founded PokerGives.org in 2008, a nonprofit organization that makes it easier for poker players to donate money to charity.

Marcel "The Flying Dutchman" Luske, born 1953, is a professional poker pro from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Luske has created a name for himself in the poker world thanks to his success at major tournaments such as WSOP and EPT. In total, his tournament winnings exceed 3,7 million dollars. Luske has appeared numerous times on different poker shows and he's know to always be wearing suits, upside-down sunglasses and singing during poker tournaments and cash games. 


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5 comments on "And the 2011 Poker Hall of Fame nominees are... "


 SuperNoob07/10/2011 07:10:58 GMT
the rule of min age seems to be weird, as most of the players these days are youngsters. maybe they shud decrease it to 25.
and greenstein looks a big favorite to get inducted this time.
 Flippedchips07/10/2011 07:24:14 GMT
yea i think barry should get the spot hes got the years and deserves it i think, he does alot of poker and seems a really nice guy
 Fakiry07/10/2011 10:59:08 GMT
Three women in the list, this is great, it shows that, with a good effort, anyone can be in the poker hall of fame. About the minimum age, i think it has its meaning: think of Izildur1. Now he makes another great year and 2012 is the best year of his carreer, beating lots of records and stuff, but then (just a thought) he decides to quit. Who would remember him in 2015? This isnt like music, where all the good ones disapear at 27. This is a game that took years to get to this actual global point and his most known faces should be people who dedicate life to the poker. As you all know, its not just having good results to be in this list, its also dedicate to the cause. I have no doubt Phil Ivey will be in this list, not now but give poker a couple of years!

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Three women in the list, this is great, it shows that, with a good effort, anyone can be in the poker hall of fame. About the minimum age, i think it has its meaning: think of Izildur1. Now he makes another great year and 2012 is the best year of his carreer, beating lots of records and stuff, but then (just a thought) he decides to quit. Who would remember him in 2015? This isnt like music, where all the good ones disapear at 27. This is a game that took years to get to this actual global point and his most known faces should be people who dedicate life to the poker. As you all know, its not just having good results to be in this list, its also dedicate to the cause. I have no doubt Phil Ivey will be in this list, not now but give poker a couple of years!
 Calmplay09/10/2011 08:42:05 GMT
Barry FTW!!! There's no doubt that he deserve it this time... but for sure it would have been either Kid Poker or Ivey if that age rule limit was 25 or 30...
 TheMachineQC09/10/2011 17:34:13 GMT
Posted by SuperNoob:
the rule of min age seems to be weird, as most of the players these days are youngsters. maybe they shud decrease it to 25.
and greenstein looks a big favorite to get inducted this time.


I agree! If a very young players wins many tournaments in the same year, he should have a chance to get inducted! But I agree that Barry deserves this, he is a good player fully dedicated to poker for so many years and he plays all poker games too I think.

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