Poker Hall of Fame Will Admit One New Member This Year

Published on November 17th, 2020 5:41 pm EST

The 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony will be altered to fit the times we are living in.In an interview with (link below), WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart revealed some new details about the planned 2020 World Series of Poker main event.

One of the questions that people were asking after the WSOP announced plans to push forward with a main event this year - would there be a Poker Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year, or would it be scrapped?

In the interview, Ty Stewart revealed that there would be one new inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame this year.

In addition, Stewart said that the new inductee would be voted in by their "peers". This is similar to previous years, though the public was able to nominate players as well, and a short list of potential candidates was then presented to a group that included members of the media and living members of the Poker Hall of Fame.

Given the short period of time before the planned WSOP main event, the public may not get to participate this year, though Stewart is promising more details at a later time.

In previous years, two members of the poker community would be chosen for the Poker Hall of Fame.


In 2019, Chris Moneymaker and David Oppenheim were certainly for inclusion in the Poker Hall of Fame.

Some of the finalists that didn't make it in last year but might be up for inclusion in 2020 include:

Chris Bjorin
David Chiu
Eli Elezra
Ted Forrest
Mike Matusow
Chris Ferguson
Huck Seed
Antonio Esfandiari


Source: - WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart Shares Main Event & Poker Hall of Fame Details


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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