The WSOP has released it’s list of 10 finalist nominees for the 2017 class of the Poker Hall of Fame. While all of them are deserving of induction, the only lock is Phil Ivey. As for the others, it’s anyone’s guess.
This op-ed analyzes the list of the nine other nominees and picks apart which of them are most likely to get nominated. Dave DevilFish Ulliot is perhaps the most deserving player, but he might get “snubbed” by a deserving nominee from the builder category, like Mori Eskandani.
Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton was kind enough to allow me to interview him in person on Facebook Live at the 2016 World Series of Poker. We talked about his new book, “Life’s a Gamble” as well as his storied career as an ambassador in the poker world.
For those of you who couldn’t catch us live, here’s the video interview , along with a summarized transcript.
Scroll down the names enshrined in the Poker Hall of Fame and one, in particular, stands out; that of Wild Bill Hickok. The gunslinger of the Old West surely has an interesting story, and if you’re wondering why he was tapped for entry into the Hall, we’ve got 11 reasons that’ll surely make you nod your head in agreement (or shake it in wonderment). Have a look,
Who’s the world’s greatest poker player? That argument will probably rage on forever. Perhaps one way to at least narrow down the choices, however, is to rank them based on what they’ve achieved in the game. With that in mind, Cardplayer Lifestyle brings you our list of the top 10 achievements in poker.
We at Cardplayer Lifestyle feel that it’s high time for poker to have it’s own proper Hall of Fame building. All of the ingredients are there – all that’s needed is the go ahead from Poker Hall of Fame owner Caesars Entertainment.
The Poker Hall of Fame is set to induct 2 new members, Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson. The Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog is here to fill you in on all the details.