Poker’s In and Out List: HOF Inductions and PAD Deductions

New Poker Hall of Fame Inductees
We tell you who to cheer and who to jeer this week in poker.

The 2011 Hall of Fame inductions, one drunk German and Poker After Dark getting pulled from NBC and Hulu headline this week’s In and Out List.

Another week is upon us, and with it another seven days of watercooler convos and dinner-time discussions.

But don’t fret; we’ve got you covered. This is the In and Out List.

Poker’s In List: October 3-10, 2011

Hall of Fame Inductees: IN is on the panel of voters to decide who will be inducted into Poker’s Hall of Fame this year.

Three of the following names will be added to the Hall of Fame but for now we’re putting all ten of them on our In List.

The nominees are: Annie Duke, Barry Greenstein, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, Linda Johnson, John Juanda, Marcel Luske, Jack McClelland, Tom McEvoy, Scotty Nguyen and Huckleberry Seed.

Also, in response to the outrage over including Tom Dwan’s name on last year’s list of nominees, the HOF has introduced a new rule saying that players must be at least 40 years of age to be eligible for induction.

They’re dubbing this the “Chip Reese” rule since Reese was inducted at age 40.

Phil Hellmuth: IN

Phil Hellmuth earns a spot in our good books this week for continuing to post big results in live tournaments.

Coming off one of the most impressive performances in WSOP history, Hellmuth arrived in Cannes for WSOP Europe and narrowly missed the final table of the first event.

Cannes during the 2011 WSOP Europe
Cannes > London in October.

With that result Hellmuth takes back the number one spot on the 2011 Player of the Year leaderboard, although that honor is more or less locked up by November Niner Ben Lamb, whose Main Event result has yet to be added to his score.

Cannes: IN is in Cannes for the WSOPE and we’ve got to say, it’s a step up from London.

Since 2007 the World Series of Poker Europe has been held in Leicester Square and while it was an interesting location, it isn’t exactly on par with the fun and sun available on the French Riviera.

For the next two weeks will be reporting everything we see from Cannes so keep an eye on our 2011 WSOP Europe Live Coverage page for all the action.

Poker’s Out List: October 3-10, 2011

Martin Finger: OUT

Last week in London German poker player Martin Finger did something we’ve never seen before. Instead of returning for the second day of a poker tournament he went and got himself arrested.

It was the night of the PokerStars party at Kensington Roof Gardens and we can personally attest to the fact that Finger was drunk – He was very aggressive towards us in the elevator leaving the club.

Word on the street is that a few hours after leaving the party he became hungry and, when confronted with nothing but closed restaurants, decided to take matters into his own hands and break and enter to make himself something to eat.

That’s when the police showed up and gave him a place to stay for the night. His chip stack was blinded out of the tournament the next day.

Poker After Dark: OUT

We only caught wind of this a few days ago but as it turns out NBC’s Poker After Dark stopped airing new episodes of the popular poker show on September 23rd, shortly after US Attorney Preet Bharara amended the civil complaint against Full Tilt Poker to include Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson.

Previously aired episodes of PAD were also deleted from Hulu and

So far no official statements about the situation have been issued.

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