Greenstein and Johnson Get Call for Hall
This week in poker we find out the new members of the Poker Hall of Fame, Full Tilt makes some progress in old legal matters and Al Krux's poker game goes to pot.
Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson Elected to Poker Hall of Fame
The World Series of Poker revealed on Thursday that Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson are the 2011 inductees into the Poker Hall of Fame.
Greenstein has won $7.5 million in live poker tournaments over his career and is known as the "Robin Hood of Poker" after giving millions to charity.
Greensteie has 3 WSOP bracelets, 2 WPT titles and is a legendary high-stakes cash-game player as well. He's also the author of the popular poker book, Ace on the River.
Johnson became just the 2nd woman in the history of poker elected to the Poker Hall of Fame. She joins Barbara Enright as one of the hall's two female members.
Johnson has one WSOP bracelet after taking the 1997 Seven Card Razz event. She is also one of the founders of the Tournament Directors Association, former owner of Card Player Magazine and helped found Pokergives.org.
The two will be inducted on November 8 at the Rio in Las Vegas just prior to the resumption of the finale of the November Nine.
Al Krux Facing Felony Marijuana Charges
Remember Al Krux?
The sixth-place finisher in the 2004 WSOP Main Event and former bracelet winner was arrested on Tuesday and charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
Both Krux and his son Adam were pulled over in separate cars by police and had their vehicles searched.
Adam had 15 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle while Al had 25 pounds.
At Krux's Dewitt, N.Y. home, officers found 40 pounds of marijuana and 90 marijuana plants.
The two are currently held at the Onandaga County Justice Center in Dewitt on a $20,000 bond.
Full Tilt Apparently Attempting to Settle 2009 Seizure
In 2009, the US District Court of Maryland filed a claim against four accounts tied to internet gambling.
Two of those companies were owned by Ranston Ltd, a member company of Full Tilt Poker
Recently, a motion to unseal the case was granted on October 12.
Later, according to a letter to US Judge Catherine Blake from US attorneys Rod J. Rosenstein and Richard C. Kay, attorneys with Ranston Ltd are working towards a settlement regarding the two accounts.
Figures were not released as to the amount of funds actually held in the accounts, and it is unclear whether those funds would be significant enough to affect any payback efforts should they begin by Full Tilt Poker.