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The Poker Hall of Fame, was established in 1979 where it was acquired along with the WSOP in 2004 by Caesars Entertainment.

The Hall of Fame, though virtual in nature, has an impressive membership which includes poker’s most influential players alongside other just as important contributors to the game.

The honour of the Poker Hall-of-Famer has been bestowed upon 54 individuals of which twenty-five are still alive as to date.

Traditionally electingonly one or twomembers annually the ceremony is currently held in concert and the final table of the Main Event is held in Las Vegas in November each year.


The Poker Hall of Fame honour is bestowed upon those who meet the following criteria:

Minimum age of forty at time of nomination

Must have played against top acknowledged competition

Gained the respect of their peers with their consistent wins and skills

Have played for high stakes

And been a long-standing player that “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 54 Poker Hall of Fame members:

1979 – Nick Dandolos, James Butler Johnny Moss, Red Winn, Felton McCorquodale, Edmond Hoyle, Sid Wyman

1980 – T. Forbes

1981 – Bill Boyd

1982 – Tom Abdo

1983 –    Joe Bernstein

1984 – Murph Harrold

1985 – Red Hodges

1986 – Henry Green

1987 – Walter Clyde Pearson

1988 – Doyle Brunson

1989 – Fred Ferris

1990 – Benny Binion

1991 – David Reese

1992 – Thomas Austin Preston

1993 – jack Keller

1996 – Julius Popwell

1997 – Roger Moore

2001 – Stu Ungar

2002 – Lyle Berman and Johnny Chan

2003 – Bobby Baldwin

2004 – Berry Johnston

2005 – Crandell Addington

2006 – Billy Baxter and T.J. Cloutier

2007 Barbara Enright and Phil Hellmuth

2008 – Henry Orenstein and Duane Tomko

2009 – Mike Sexton

2010 – Dan Harrington and Erik Seidel

2011 – Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson

2012 – Eric Drache and Brian Roberts

2013 – Tom McEvoy and Scotty Nguyen

2014 – Jack McClelland and Daniel Negreanu

2015 – Jennifer Harman and John Juanda

2016 – Todd Brunson and Carlos Mortensen

2017 – Phil Ivey and David Ulliot



With 2018 riding our heels now I am sure the WSOP is gearing up for next years big game as excited poker fans look forward to seeing who not only takes home the title and whopping prize money but is honored with the Hall of fame title.  For more information for the upcoming 2018 WSOP event visit their website it has all the up-to-date event details.

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