Poker Hall Of Fame Final 10 Candidates
The final 10 candidates have been selected as time approaches to pick the one, or possibly two, players that will get inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF). The Hall of Fame was established in 1979, and currently is host to 48 members, with the possibility of adding more to their ranks. The PHOF Governing Council, along with a public nomination process, was able to narrow it down to 10 players. The list is as follows:
|Chris Bjorin||67||$5.5 Million+|
|David Chiu||55||$7.9 Million+|
|Bruno Fitoussi||56||$2.7 Million+|
|Jen Harman||50||$2.7 Million+|
|John Juanda||44||$17 Million+|
|Carlos Mortensen||43||$12 Million+|
|Max Pescatori||44||$4 Million+|
|David “Devilfish” Ulliot||61 (deceased)||$6.2 Million+|
|Terry Rogers||71 (deceased)||The Eccentric Club|
|Matt Savage||46||Tournament Directors Association|
We have two candidates on the list that have died, with Rogers passing in 1999, and sadly losing Ulliot earlier in 2015; both were great contributors to the card game. As you can see, not all candidates have to be active players, but rather can be people who simply helped the game succeed and promoted its expansion. There is certain criteria that will be used by the 23 living PHOF members and 16-person media panel when voting:
- 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.
- For non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
For non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
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