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John Hennigan and Mori Eskandani Inducted to Poker Hall of Fame

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Posted on 17 July 2018 by "T".

John Hennigan and Mori EskandaniJohn Hennigan (left) and Mori Eskandani (right) have been inducted into the prestigious Poker Hall of Fame.

The owner of the Hall of Fame, The World Series of Poker, announced last Thursday that the two people shall become their 55th and 56th members for their exclusive club. The 10 finalists were announced earlier this month right after an online nomination procedure.

The two men were the lucky ones chosen out of ten nominees. The other eight were: Bruno Fitoussi, Chris Bjorin, Chris Moneymaker, David Chiu, David Oppenheim, Huck Seed, Matt Savage and Mike Matusow.

The two inductees were chosen by the 28 living members and an 18-individual media panel.

On Thursday, Hennigan and Eskandani were officially inducted as part of the live Main Event final table coverage on ESPN.

Hennigan said, "I'm very excited by this news and grateful that it came at a point in my career when I was mature enough to be honored by it, because I am. Thanks to everyone who voted for me!"

Hennigan was actually voted for the very first time this year, whereas Eskandani was nominated in the finalists list twice in the past before finally being honored this year.

John Hennigan
John "Johnny World" Hennigan, age 48, is capping off an incredible summer at the annual poker festival. Aside from winning his bracelet no. 5, he's already cashed 10 times at various WSOP events, including a 2nd and three 7th place finishes.

Mori Eskandani
Mori Eskandani, age 62, does play some poker, but he is much better known for his production of the leading poker programming on TV in the past 20 years. He and his company, Poker PROductions, has been the one behind WSOP broadcasts, Poker After Dark, the NBC Heads-up Championship, and High Stakes Poker.

The WSOP said in a statement, "Eskandani has helped bring the game of poker to the masses and ensure the game is always front and center with the public from a television medium standpoint."

WSOP's Poker Hall of Fame
Established in 1979, the Poker Hall of Fame was acquired by Harrah's Entertainment (now known as Caesars) along with the World Series of Poker in 2004. Even if it is virtual in nature, the Hall of Fame's membership includes the poker world's most iconic and influential players as well as other important contributors to the game. Right now there are 30 living members.



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7 comments on "John Hennigan and Mori Eskandani Inducted to Poker Hall of Fame"

 doubletop77718/07/2018 07:31:50 GMT
Many congratulations to these two guys on being inducted into the Poker Hall Of Fame. John Hennigan thoroughly deserves his place but it is nice to see Mori Eskandari being put in for his stellar work in fetching us poker on t.v.
 Serpang18/07/2018 11:42:47 GMT
Appreciation for his valuable work in poker is very good idea, so is not only best poker player on the Poker Hall of Fame in memories Smile But why there aren't candidate for woman, am I misinformation ?should be read more poker news Smile
 Gerimantas18/07/2018 16:04:53 GMT
I personally dont hear about any guy, of course i am not very much reading all information abiut many poker players, i know some superstars like phil ivey, durrr, patrick antonius, tony g and some more but not know these guys
 pochui21/07/2018 20:45:02 GMT
whatever. really. like totally and utterly whatever. ok ok, I guess it is kinda cool to be included in such a list, you can brag to your table colleagues and maybe it adds a tiny touch to your table image, like really tiny, roughly 1mm or less me ponders
 CALICUL22/07/2018 22:17:59 GMT
Serpang, there are women who come in Poker Hall of Fame but is separate to men. Lupe Soto and Maria Ho won this title in 2018. Jennifer Harman is there from 2015. She was supposed to do for women in this way do not feel discriminated. I think it is normal this thing.
 dule-vu23/07/2018 12:39:50 GMT
I cant say that I knew much about this two players and what have they done to be part of hall of fame,but for sure this people knew why they give them this!probably is hard to come in this hall of fame and for sure in next years more of them will be there!
 maragatero01/08/2018 12:24:27 GMT
I did not hear from them either.. But all my congrats for they! and what honor, I think that some players that was nominated (Moneymaker, for example) are more knewed than they. So these guys have to be serious top players. I need to look for some videos of John "Johnny World" Hennigan in Youtube. I understand that Mori Eskandani got your prize for his promotional work in poker difusion.

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