The nominees for the 2011 Poker Hall of Fame has been announced, listing ten names all eligible for induction. The nominated players include Annie Duke, Barry Greenstein and Marcel Luske.
The 2011 nominees for the Poker Hall of Fame has been found, the WSOP website informs.
The Poker Hall of Fame was established in 1979, and was since been acquired by Harrah's Entertainment along with the WSOP brand in 2004.
Over the years, the Hall of Fame has inducted 40 players altogether, eighteen of whom are still living today.
Current members include Nick "The Greek" Dandolos, Wild Bill Hickok, Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese, Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston and Stu Ungar.
Following a public nomination process, the prestigious league of accomplished poker players is now ready to add another two names to the Hall's annals, listing ten names for the 2011 induction ceremony.
The two new Hall of Famers are to be found between Annie Duke, Barry Greenstein, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, Linda Johnson, John Juanda, Marcel Luske, Jack McClelland, Tom McEvoy, Scotty Nguyen, and Huckleberry Seed.
The list has been submitted to the 18 living Hall of Fame members and a 17-person media panel. Only these individuals will be able to cast their votes considering a number of induction criteria.
According to these, a player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition, be of minimum 40 years of age at the time of nomination, played for high stakes, played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers, stood the test of time, or, for non-players, have contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
Once decided, the 2011 Class of the 2011 Poker Hall of Fame will be inducted as part of the WSOP Main Event Final Table festivities in Las Vegas on November 8.