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Public Nominations Open for Poker Hall of Fame
Have a favorite poker player you think belongs in the Poker Hall of Fame?
Submit your nomination to the WSOP for consideration via WSOP.com starting today and any time before August 15.
On August 16 the full list of submissions will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee which will select the candidates eligible for 2013 induction (adding any names they feel were missed).
The final nominee list will then be released in September and sent to the official Poker Hall of Fame voters, which includes current living HOF members (19) and select media.
Voters will rank the nominees in order of preference. Each Hall-of-Famer can also add a write-in candidate who won’t be eligible in 2013 but will be added to the 2014 list.
The two finalists with the most votes (and at least a majority) will be inducted during a ceremony at the Main Event in November.
High Stakes, Top Competition Key Nomination Criteria
Before you make submit your nominee take note of the main criteria for the WSOP Hall of Fame:
- 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.
Players also have to be at least 40 years old. Inductees in 2012 were Brian "Sailor" Roberts and Eric Drache, bringing the total number of Hall of Fame members to 40.
Submit your nominees via online form right here.