The list of potential candidates for Poker Hall of Fame is known
World Series of Poker announced 10 finalists for Poker Hall of Fame. However 9 applicants out of 10 have already been nominated and only one of them first appeared in this list – it is Antonio Esfandiari.
He turned 40 years old only in December and it was the main reason why he didn’t pretend to this place earlier.
The necessary criteria for becoming a member of PHoF are as follows:
- 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
- Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
10 applicants for entering Poker Hall of Fame 2019
- Chris Bjorin
- David Chiu
- Eli Elezra
- Antonio Esfandiari
- Chris Ferguson
- Ted Forrest
- Mike Matusow
- Chris Moneymaker
- David Oppenheim
- Huck Seed