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2009 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees

pokerhalloffame.JPGTo be eligible for nomination to the Poker Hall of Fame a player must fulfill the following accomplishments:

  • They must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
  • Played for high stakes
  • Play consistently well
  • To have stood the test of time
  • For non-players, they must have contributed to the overall growth and success of the game

 This year the Poker Hall of Fame let the public vote for their favourite player to be inducted into the poker HoF. However, this resulted in a lot of inaccuracies in which the candidates chosen did not fulfill all requirements and it was more a popularity contest. So the Poker HoF official board members had tu cut down the list and eliminate players like Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan.

The nominees for 2009 are:

  • Barry Greenstein
  • Dan Herrington
  • Phil Ivey
  • Tom McEvoy
  • Men “The Master” Nguyen
  • Scotty Nguyen
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Erik Seidel
  • Mike Sexton

Out of this list, players who receive at least a 75% percent vote from official selection committee members will be inducted to the Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at the Rio during the dinner break of the WSOP Main Event final table.