Dwan bumped from Poker Hall of Fame nominees

Tom Dwan
He got durrrr'ed!

Tom "durrrr" Dwan has been dropped from the list of nominees for the Poker Hall of Fame.

"With all due respect to Mr. Dwan, one of the game's most exciting young players, he does not currently meet the criteria for Hall of Fame selection," a statement from the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council reads.

"We wish him well and expect he will again be considered once he has 'stood the test of time.'"

The criteria for voting consideration is based on the following:

  • A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
  • 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

The original list of ten candidates was put together through a five-week public voting process on WSOP.com.

With Dwan out, the final list of candidates for the 2009 class is now down to Barry Greenstein, Dan Harrington, Phil Ivey, Tom McEvoy, Erik Seidel, Mike Sexton, Men "The Master" Nguyen and Daniel Negreanu.

The decision on who makes it in will come down to how the 15 living Hall of Fame members and the 15-member media panel will cast their votes.

Voters will be able to vote for up to three candidates with every player that receives at least 75% yes votes making their way into the Hall of the Fame.

The official 2009 Poker Hall of Fame selections will be announced during a special dinner ceremony on Nov. 7 at the Rio Hotel during the dinner break of the 2009 WSOP Main Event final table.

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