Scotty Nguyen and Tom McEvoy were elected to the Poker Hall of Fame last Friday. The two former world champions have some impressive resumes and both have contributed to the growth of the game. In total, they been nominated a combined 9 times (McEvoy 5 times and Scotty 4 times) before they finally were choosen.
McEvoy, 68, created a name for himself in the poker world 30 years ago when he won the WSOP Main Event and became the first ever champion to earn his buy-in through a satellite tournament. McEvoy has 4 WSOP bracelets and almost $2 million in lifetime tournament earnings, and he has authored and co-written a number of strategy books.
The highlights of Scotty Nguyen's poker career are the wins at the 1998 WSOP Main Event and the 2008 WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E event (an unforgettable final table). Scotty is currently 12th on the all-time money list with about $12 million in tournament winnings and he has five WSOP gold bracelets to his name.
The official induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table on November 3 at the Rio in Las Vegas.