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World Series Of Poker Opens Nomination Process For Poker Hall Of Fame

Phil Ivey Eligible After Turning 40 In February

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The nomination process has begun for inducting two new people into the World Series of Poker’s Poker Hall of Fame.

The WSOP made the announcement late last week, and it’s seeking fan input to decide who the 10 finalists should be. There’s a limit of one submission per valid email address.

You can vote here.

A panel made up of living Poker Hall of Famers and members of the press vote to determine the two inductees. The WSOP takes into account results on other tours, as well as cash games.

The finalists last year were Chris Bjorin, Bruno Fitoussi, Carlos Mortensen, Max Pescatori, Matt Savage, David Ulliott, Humberto Brenes, Todd Brunson, Eli Elezra and Chris Moneymaker.

Brunson and Mortensen ended up making the cut, becoming the 51st and 52nd individuals in the Poker Hall of Fame. All the finalists are eligible for consideration again.

In addition to having to be at least 40 years of age, the other main criteria for the Poker Hall of Fame are that the player must have “played poker against acknowledged top competition” and “for high stakes,” while playing “consistently well” and “gaining the respect of peers.” The player must have lasted in the poker world too, as another standard is that they “stood the test of time.” For those who weren’t poker pros, they must have “contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.”

Ten-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey is eligible this year after turning 40 in February.

Here’s a look at all of the members.

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 “Dandy” 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
Todd Brunson 2016
Carlos Mortensen 2016