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Layne Flack inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

Tags: 2022 WSOP, Layne Flack, Poker Hall of Fame.
Posted on 15 July 2022 by "T".

On Sunday night, the highly anticipated Poker Hall of Fame ceremony was held in tandem with the 2022 WSOP Main Event final table and the Hall of Fame Bounty Tournament at Bally's & Paris Las Vegas.

A governing council proudly announced the induction of their 61st member - the late poker pro Layne Flack - into the Poker Hall of Fame.

Flack was one out of the 10 nominees selected by the 32 living members of Poker Hall of Fame. The other nominees were Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Brian Rast, Isai Scheinberg, Josh Arieh, Kathy Liebert, Lon McEachern & Norman Chad, Matt Savage, Michael Mizrachi and Mike Matusow.

Known as one of the best ever seen in the region, Layne Flack's legacy is adorned with six World Series of Poker gold bracelets. After winning two consecutive Legends of Poker tournaments in 1999, he was famously nicknamed "Back to Back Flack" and regarded as one of the best poker players in the world. He scored his sixth and last bracelet at the 39th annual WSOP in 2008. Flack then has played in numerous WSOP tournaments, making his final mark in 2020 during the No Limit Hold'em Senior's Event.

Derick "Tex" Barch, WSOP bracelet winner and also Flack's dear friend, offered a few words in honor of Flack's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame.

"He (Flack) was an amazing friend, more like a brother. Through good, bad and all his mischief - Layne had your back! Layne was close to my children.  He would come and spend weeks at our house. Always entertaining them, taking them places and making sure it was all about them. When my daughter died this past January, one thing that brought comfort to me was to know that Layne would be there to greet her, and they could laugh together, in eternity."

To be considered as a nominee for the PHOF, a player should be at least 40 years old, played for high stakes, has played poker against top competition, and played well enough to stand the test of time and has earned the respect and admiration of their peers. Non-players should have contributed to the overall progress and growth of the game, with unforgettable positive and long-lasting results.

Here's the full list of 61 players inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame:

Player Name

Year Inducted 

Johnny Moss 

1979 

Nick “The Greek” Dandolos 

1979 

Felton “Corky” McCorquodale 

1979 

Red Winn 

1979 

Sid Wyman 

1979 

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok 

1979 

Edmond Hoyle 

1979 

Blondie Forbes 

1980 

Bill Boyd 

1981 

Tom Abdo 

1982 

Joe Bernstein 

1983 

Murph Harrold 

1984 

Red Hodges 

1985 

Henry Green 

1986 

Walter Clyde “Puggy” Pearson 

1987 

Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson 

1988 

Jack “Treetop” Straus 

1988 

Fred “Sarge” Ferris 

1989 

Benny Binion 

1990 

David “Chip” Reese 

1991 

Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston 

1992 

Jack Keller 

1993 

Julius Oral Popwell 

1996 

Roger Moore 

1997 

Stu “The Kid” Ungar 

2001 

Lyle Berman 

2002 

Johnny “The Orient Express” Chan 

2002 

Bobby “The Owl” Baldwin 

2003 

Berry Johnston 

2004 

Jack Binion 

2005 

Crandell Addington 

2005 

T.J. Cloutier 

2006 

Billy Baxter 

2006 

Barbara Enright 

2007 

Phil Hellmuth 

2007 

Dewey Tomko 

2008 

Henry Orenstein 

2008 

Mike Sexton 

2009 

Dan Harrington 

2010 

Erik Seidel 

2010 

Linda Johnson 

2011 

Barry Greenstein 

2011 

Eric Drache 

2012 

Brian “Sailor” Roberts 

2012 

Scotty Nguyen 

2013 

Tom McEvoy 

2013 

Daniel Negreanu 

2014 

Jack McClelland 

2014 

Jennifer Harman 

2015 

John Juanda 

2015 

Carlos Mortensen 

2016 

Todd Brunson 

2016 

David “Devilfish” Ulliott 

2017 

Phil Ivey 

2017 

Mori Eskandani

2018

John Hennigan

2018

David Oppenheim

2019

Chris Moneymaker

2019

Huck Seed

2020

Eli Elezra

2021

Layne Flack

2022

 

Source:
https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/27100-layne-flack-chosen-as-2022-poker-hall-of-fame-inductee
https://www.wsop.com/pokerhalloffame/

 

 


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1 comment on "Layne Flack inducted into Poker Hall of Fame"


 dule-vu15/07/2022 09:40:35 GMT
must admit that I didnt expect him to be a winner and that from 10 names his name will be in hall of fame!I dont say that he doesnt deserve it,just say that I though on some other names,like elky,matusow...
for sure they dont why is he best choice and why he deserve it!

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