The Poker Hall of Fame has announced their ten Finalists for their Hall; an institution that was first established in 1979.
Saturday, 12 September 2015 02:20
The Hall, which currently has 48 members has the following criteria that must be met in order to be inducted:
A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition.
Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination
Played for high stakes
Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
Stood the test of time
Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
The ten nominees are:
Swedish born Chris Bjorin, a two-time WSOP Bracelet winner and a past nominee for the past four years.
David Chiu, a Chinese-American player who is a first time nominee and a five-time WSOP Bracelet winner.
Bruno Fitoussi, from France who finished as high as eight in the WSOP, and was a nominee last year.
Jennifer Harman, a two-time WSOP bracelet winner from Reno, Nevada who has been nominated the last four years.
Indonesian born American, John Juanda, a five-time Bracelet winner on the WSOP.
From Spain, Carlos Mortenson, a two-time WSOP Bracelet winner and three time champion on the World Poker Tour.
From Italy, Max Pescatori, a two time WSOP Bracelet winner.
Terry Rogers, one of the top poker players from Ireland.
Matt Savage, an American Tournament Director.
David “Devilsfish” Ulliott, from the United Kingdom and one-time winner of a WSOP Bracelet and one-time winner of the World Poker Tour.
With each passing year, the Poker Hall of Fame increases in prestige as the sport/game continues to grow.
The Class of 2015 will be announced at the final table of the World Series of Poker on November, 10 at Binion’s in Las Vegas.