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The Finalists for 2023 Poker Hall of Fame

Tags: Bill Smith, Brian Rast, Isai Scheinberg, Mike Matusow, Poker Hall Of Fame, Ted Forrest.
Posted on 30 June 2023 by "T".

With the 2023 WSOP currently ongoing, the WSOP has announced on Thursday, June 22, the top finalists eligible for the 2023 Poker Hall of Fame. Just one or two will be inducted.

The list of 10 poker players was created after a two-week process of public nomination and a vetting of these nominations by the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council. The decision now falls in the hands of 32 living members who will allocate a ballot of ten total points to determine who gets inducted.

The finalists are as follows:

  • Bill Smith
  • Brian Rast
  • Isai Scheinberg
  • Jeremy Ausmus
  • Josh Arieh
  • Kathy Liebert
  • Lon McEachren
  • Matt Savage
  • Mike Matusow
  • Norman Chad
  • Ted Forrest


The age requirement for being eligible for the Poker Hall of Fame is 40 years and above. Also, other criteria state that the player must have competed "against acknowledged top competition" and "for high stakes," while playing "consistently well" and "gaining the respect of peers." Additionally, the player must have "stood the test of time." For those in the industry but are not or were not professional poker players, they must have "contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results." As of now, there are 60 people who have met those requirements.

All living Poker Hall of Fame members are invited to freeroll into this year's WSOP Event No. 86: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em tournament on Thursday, July 13, with the buy-in priced in honor of the Hall of Fame's founding year. This event will be open to all players. Each participating Hall of Famer will have a bounty corresponding to the year they were inducted into poker's most exclusive club.

The 2023 Poker Hall of Fame inductee will be announced during the event, along with the unveiling of the inductee's Hall of Fame picture at the new WSOP Poker Room inside Horseshoe Las Vegas.




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5 comments on "The Finalists for 2023 Poker Hall of Fame"

 dule-vu30/06/2023 06:38:06 GMT
another year, another finalist list for hall of fame and two weeks to choose new name in poker hall of fame! it will be hard to make choice and for me its hard to say who deserve to be in it from this list! maybe Mike Matusow, but you must look how long is somebody in poker, what did he won in his history, how much money he got and all other stuffs! it will be hard, but I am sure that everything will be fair! we will see soon who is next name in hall of fame!
 ggusia30/06/2023 14:22:03 GMT
Interesting list, I think that these people are on it for a reason. Who would I choose - I don't know? I think most of them deserve to win. The result will depend on who is more liked and appreciated by these 32 people. I see that each of them had to meet certain criteria, so their presence on the list is not a coincidence. I never liked such decisions, it's good that I don't make them Blink
 dule-vu30/06/2023 14:24:48 GMT
Its hard to choose!
 juppi4701/07/2023 17:27:36 GMT
The only person I know on that list is Mike Matusow aka 'The Mouth'
 dule-vu01/07/2023 17:31:30 GMT

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