2011 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees

The governing council of Poker’s Hall of Fame has now announced its ten candidates for 2011, with the eventual two winners being inducted later next month as part of the WSOP Main Event final table festivities.
The first players were inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame back in 1979, and the total number of members now stands at 40, and includes such legends of the game as Nick “The Greek” Dandolos (1979), Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson (1988), David “Chip” Reese (1991), Stu “The Kid” Ungar (2001), and Phil Hellmuth (2007).       
In November, the 18 living members of the Hall Of Fame along with a 17 person panel of media members will determine who will take their place amongst the pantheon of poker stars.
However, in a departure from past years, nominees must now be at least 40 years old, which leaves past candidates such as Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey off the list. The other criteria for entry remain the same, though. Namely candidates must:
– have played poker against top competition
– Played for high stakes
– Played consistently well
– Stood the test of time
– non-players must have contributed to the overall growth of poker with lasting results
Therefore, with no further a do here are the ten players nominated for this year’s Hall of Fame:
Annie Duke
Barry Greenstein
Jennifer Harman
Linda Johnson
John Juanda
Marcel Luske
Jack McClelland
Tom McEvoy
Scotty Nguyen
Huck Seed
The winners will subsequently be announced on November 8th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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