Anthony Hartmann Inducted into Minnesota Poker Hall Of FameDecember 14, 2016 1:10 pm
The Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame has just inducted its fifth member into the state’s hallowed pantheon of professionals, with the latest recruit being Anthony Hartmann, a stalwart of the local poker community for more than four decades. Commenting on Hartmann’s induction, the Minnesota Hall Of Fame said:
“Here’s a guy who came up from mucking pan in home games, to hustling gin players three times his age, to showing triple-digit tournament success and continued live-poker success, both locally and nationally.”
Since cashing in at his first live tournament in 1993, Hartmann has amassed $1,074,032 in earnings, with his biggest score coming in 2007 after winning the $5k PLO Gold Strike World Poker Open in Tunica for $147,988. In 2006, he also came close to capturing a WSOP bracelet at the $5k Pot Limit Hold’em event, but eventually finished in 4th place for a $124,362 pay-day.
Recounting one of his most memorable experiences over the years, Hartmann said that having made a final table in Tunica, he found himself seated between Chip Reese and Barry Greenstein, explaining that “it was nerve-racking as hell,” but an incredible honor. Elaborating further about his attitude towards poker, Hartmann said:
“I’m more about the players than the game. I love the characters. And I also love how poker has afforded me the ability to spend more time with my wife and kids.”
As well as being honored for his success at the poker tables, Hartmann received recognition for the contribution he has made to the overall growth of the game over the years, with the Minnesota PHoF stating:
“He has been a tireless promoter of poker who has introduced many of Minnesota’s most successful players to the game.”
Anthony Hartmann now joins a Minnesota PHoF that includes Lyle Berman, Mike Schneider, Blake Bohn and Jim Meehan. Anthony Hartmann is currently at number 11 on Minnesota’s All Time Money List, with Berman heading the list with $2,674,432 in winnings, followed by Blake Bohn ($2,372,424), and Mike Schneider ($1,635,996). Jim Meehan is at number 6 on the list having won $1,342,455 playing live tournaments.