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The Poker Writers Hall of Fame

Not a bad idea, but …

by Max Shapiro |  Published: Aug 21, 2009


I very much enjoyed attending the second-annual induction ceremonies of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame back in June, when Jan Fisher, June Field, and Cyndy Violette were welcomed as the newest members. The ceremonies were spectacular, with Susie Isaacs delivering the best line of the night. When introducing Field, Isaacs listed her numerous contributions to poker, and then emphasized that her most important one was publishing my book. And everyone was impressed when keynote speaker Mike Sexton announced that Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman had issued a proclamation declaring that June 5 would henceforth be known as “Women in Poker Hall of Fame Day.” (I wonder if the banks will be closed on that date.) Unfortunately, a damper was thrown on the festivities. Security had to be tightened and guests strip-searched at the door because Windy Waggy, furious at being bypassed for induction two years in a row, had ...

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