Greenstein, Johnson to Be Inducted Into the Poker Hall of FamePublished on October 27th, 2011 6:43 pm EST
WSOP.com announced earlier today that Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson will become the 41st and 42nd individuals to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday, November 8th (4:30 pm) at the Penn and Teller Theater at the Rio. The induction ceremony will take place just before three-handed play begins at the WSOP main event final table.
Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson were initially nominated by the general public. After that, a 35-person panel, including existing members of the Poker Hall of Fame and members of the media, voted to decide who would be this year's inductees.
The finalists who weren't voted in this year were: Annie Duke, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, John Juanda, Marcel Luske, Jack McClelland, Tom McEvoy, Scotty Nguyen and Huck Seed. All remain eligible for future induction into the Poker Hall of Fame.
Barry Greenstein is easily one of the most likeable and approachable professional poker players in the world.
In addition to his $7,547,179 in lifetime tournament cashes, three World Series of Poker bracelets, two World Poker Tour titles and countless earnings in some of the biggest cash games in the world, Greenstein is just an all-around great person. Greenstein is well-known for his philanthropy and support of charities that benefit children.
Linda Johnson, aka "The First Lady of Poker", has been a tireless ambassador for the game of poker for decades now. Johnson caught the poker bug in the mid '70s and has been fully immersed in the game ever since. Johnson currently serves on the Board of the PPA and Ladies International Poker Series. She also has ties to the World Poker Tour, Cardplayer and helped co-found Pokergives.org in 2009.
Linda Johnson has one World Series of Poker bracelet (1997 $1,500 Seven-card RAZZ) and over $340,000 in total lifetime tournament cashes.
Congratulations to Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson - both certainly deserve to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.
Source: WSOP.com - Poker Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2011
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