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Poker Hall of Fame Thoughts

16 September 2009 , By: compncards
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I listened to an interview earlier this evening where Barry Greenstein discussed the Poker Hall of Fame and who deserved to make it in. He stated that he would vote Phil Ivey and Mike Sexton into the Hall of Fame. Greenstein also stated his case for Sexton's induction. His case was great, but I thought I would give some of my thoughts on the nine candidates up for election: Barry Greenstein - Barry is a phenomenal player both in cash games and in tournaments.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, Dan Harrington, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Men Nguyen, Mike Sexton, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame

Durrrr Not Going to the Hall of Fame but May Get Nice Consolation Prize

9 September 2009 , By: compncards
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The ballot for the Poker Hall of Fame is shorter by one name and that is Tom "durrrr" Dwan. According to Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council: "With all due respect to Mr. Dwan, one of the games most exciting young players, he does not currently meet the criteria for Hall of Fame selection. We wish him well and expect he will again be considered once he has ‘stood the test of time.
Categories: Durrrr, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame, Tom Dwan

Finalist for Poker Hall of Fame Announced

11 July 2009 , By: compncards
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The nominations for the Poker Hall of Fame are in. Harrah’s allowed players to vote online from May 26th to July 2nd for whom they wanted to see in the Hall of Fame. The top 10 names will then be sent on to the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council, who will then decide who gets enshrined. Here are the names of the players: • Tom Dwan • Barry Greenstein • Dan Harrington • Phil Ivey • Tom McEvoy • Men Nguyen • Scotty Nguyen • Daniel Negreanu • Erik Seidel • Mike Sexton The criteria for selection is as follows: • A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition; • Played for high stakes; • Played well, gaining the respect of players; • Stood the test of time; • Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
Categories: Poker Hall of Fame