Phil Ivey Gets Nominated In His First Year of Eligibility

Published on July 12th, 2017 3:42 pm EST

2017 Poker Hall of Fame - Text logoEarlier this week, the World Series of Poker announced the list of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Poker Hall of Fame.

Of the 10 names on the list, a maximum of 2 can be included in the 2017 Poker Hall of Fame induction class.

One very prominent name on the list who will almost certainly be inducted this year is Phil Ivey, who is considered to be one of the greatest poker players to have ever lived. People need to be a minimum of 40 years old in order to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, meaning that this is Ivey's first year of eligibility. Unless something very unexpected happens, Ivey will be one of the two names inducted this year.

The other new name on the list? Mori Eskandani, who is the man that produced such shows as "Poker After Dark" and "High Stakes Poker". Eskandani has certainly contributed to the "overall growth and success of the game of poker", so it will be interesting to see if he also gets the nod this year.


Three of last year's finalists - David "Devilfish" Ulliott, Matt Savage and Max Pescatori - are on this year's list as well. In addition, five previous nominees, including Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Huck Seed, Thor Hansen, Ted Forrest and David Chiu, are also on the list of finalists.


After a public nomination process, the list of the 10 finalists will now be sent to an "18-person blue ribbon panel of media members" and the current living members of the Poker Hall of Fame. These 45 people will place their votes by July 15th, with the induction ceremony to take place a short while later on July 21st.


This could be an interesting few days or so for Phil Ivey, as his edge sorting case against Crockfords is set to hit the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom later this week.

Source: - Ten Finalists For The 2017 Poker Hall of Fame Unveiled


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