Did you already set foot in Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas? It is in this casino that the prestigious wall of Fame of poker was created. Since 1979, with figures of poker are added each year to join the "Poker Hall of Fame".
It is the Director at the time of the casino, Mr Binion, who decided to create this wall to pay tribute to the live poker players or existed. In the first year, 7 players were inducted into the 'temple' of Fame including Johnny Moss and Bill Hickok. Today, there are only 36 players on the wall and it would be an honor for any poker player to be included.
Here are a few of these players:
Doyle Brunson (1988)
Benny Binion (1990)
David 'Chip' Reese (1991)
Stu Ungar (2001)
Johnny Chan (2002)
T.J Cloutier (2006)
Phil Hellmuth (1997)
To be worthy of this wall, you need among other things meet the following criteria:
-Playing against the best players
-Playing in High Stakes
-Participating in major tournaments
-Have played consistently in having earned the respect of his peers
-Having resisted time
-Have contributed to the growth and the success of this game by sustainable facts, that have marked the history of poker at all never.
September 1, it remains more than 10 players from the 181-have been nominated for 2010. 10 players receiving the most votes will be the only to still have a chance to appear on the wall.
Players still in contention will be then reviewed by a Committee of 16 people as well as a media panel that will choose them, two players to appear on the wall. The ceremony will be held in November (during the November Nine) at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas.
Note in closing that last year Durrrr was excluded despite numerous votes, being judged too young. Phil Ivey, Tom McEvoy, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Dan Harrington, Scotty Nguyen, Men "The Master" Nguyen and Barry Greenstein are among the leading contenders of this year.
Then, who you think should be the new face of the wall of poker celebrities this year? Discuss on the forum by clicking the following link: Hall of Fame 2010 Poker