Public Nomination Process Open Until August 15thPublished on July 25th, 2014 6:43 am EST
Earlier this week, the World Series of Poker announced that the public nomination process for the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame class is now underway.
From now until August 15th, the general public will be able to nominate people that they feel are worthy of induction into the Poker Hall of Fame.
After August 15th, all of the nominated names will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee, who will then create a final list of eligible candidates for induction. The surviving members of the Hall of Fame (21 total) as well as select members of the media will then decide who will be a part of the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame induction class.
Up to two people can be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame each year - the most recent inductees were Tom McEvoy and Scotty Nguyen.
Here are the criteria for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame:
-player must have played against top competition
-minimum of 40 years old
-played for high stakes
-played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
-stood the test of time
-for non-players, must have contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results
It should be noted that Daniel Negreanu is turning 40 in just a couple of days and will be eligible for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame. Given Negreanu's phenomenal results and undeniable impact on the game of poker, I would imagine that he will be a lock for entry into the Hall of Fame.
There are currently 46 members of the Poker Hall of Fame, 21 of which are still with us today. Some of the members of the Poker Hall of Fame include Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and Stu Ungar.
Source: 2014 Poker Hall of Fame Online Ballot
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