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.