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Tom McEvoy, Scotty Nguyen To Be Inducted Into Poker Hall Of Fame

Pair Of Past Main Event Champions Chosen By Poker HOF Governing Council

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Tom McEvoy and Scotty Nguyen will become the 45th and 46th individuals to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. The announcement came Sunday from the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council. The Poker Hall of Fame is owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp.

As has become tradition, McEvoy and Nguyen will be inducted officially on Sunday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m. at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas a day before the 2013 World Series of Poker main event final table gets underway.

At 68 years of age, McEvoy was the oldest among the finalists. He has four WSOP wins over this decades of play. He won the 1983 WSOP main event. Over the years, he has also written numerous books and articles on the game of poker.

One of the most recognizable players in poker history, the Vietnam-born Nguyen won the 1998 WSOP main event and went on to capture four more bracelets, including the $50,000 Players Championship in 2008. The 51-year-old has around $11.7 million in career earnings thanks to a massive 272 cashes. He also renowned for his table talk.

“I would like to thank everyone for making my election to the Poker Hall of Fame possible,” McEvoy said in a statement. “It was a very emotional day for me when I got the news. I consider this the highest honor a poker player can receive next to winning the main Eevent of the World Series of Poker. I feel both deeply honored and humbled to be included with all the other poker greats. This is truly the frosting on the cake of my poker career.”

“Thank you so much, this is wonderful news,” Nguyen said in a statement. “You work so hard, you put so much time in that you want and hope it will be recognized. This is something my grandkids will talk about. It’s awesome, baby, thank you.”

McEvoy and Nguyen beat out Humberto Brenes, Chris Bjorin, David Chiu, Thor Hansen, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Harman, Carlos Mortensen and Huck Seed.

The Poker Hall of Fame does not have a physical existence, but is just virtual.

Finalists have to be at least 40 years of age.

 
 
 
 

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calijohn
over 4 years ago

I heard at the ceremony that Nguyen will be rolling in a keg of beer. I got my mug already!

Congrats to both players.

 
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clunker
4 years ago

If you use any criteria besides their poker playing ability there would no poker hall of fame. Almost none of the people in the hall of fame lived normal lives. Some were drinkers,drug addicts,cheats maybe even a murder or 2. So what would disqualify Scotty please tell.

 
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clunker
4 years ago

Going just on poker playing ability Scotty is a much better choice then McEvoy.

 
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