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Poker Hall of Fame Ballot

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Pauly has a vote on the Poker Hall of Fame ballot and is asking for people's opinions.


    I would vote for Phil Ivey and Barry Greenstein with the third vote going to Dan Harrington, Mike Sexton or Eric Seidel. Daniel Negreanu will be a Hall of Famer but he's not as good a player as Ivey and he hasn't had the length of contribution to the game as the others listed above.

    What do others think?
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    One-eyed Jack and Suicidal King should be on the first ballot.
  3. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    I'm thinking Sexton is your No. 1 choice. The guy is an ambassador for poker.

    If I only had two more, I'm picking Negreanu and Harrington. The latter is the No. 1 reason I am the player I am today -- his books are the best in a market flooded with sub-par guides.

    Among the next tier:
    Seidel is very close, and likely my No. 4 -- if not 3b with Negreanu. His tournament success is hard to overlook.

    Greenstein is close, but if you're picking three, he's not there yet.

    Men the Master will get in; his stats are too good to be left out too long. ... Ivey is too young yet. ... Scotty has issues. ... McEvoy is more about longevity than success.
  4. I wouldn't bet on Men getting in. Many in poker view him as a cheat.

  5. maberger

    maberger Member

    greenstein, harrington, seidel best fit the qualification IMO.

    BTW, one watched Men lose an Omaha hand to Greenstein and storm away from the table. Barry called after him and kinda chased him through the Bike to tell him he won the jackpot -- which apparently didn't cover the cost of the hand he lost
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Wow. It's one thing to cheat other players -- and, don't get me wrong, that's plenty bad -- but caging tournament chips I would think would get your ass banned, if the casinos found out.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    A Poker Hall of Fame? Seriously?

    The concept of a Hall of Fame just jumped the shark.
  8. Hey emasculated man - Buck thinks you stink
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Well, Buck would know stink, wouldn't he?
  10. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    It's getting kind of difficult to understand which of the halls of fame are significant and which are not.

    I think a Hall of Fame Hall of Fame might come in handy.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I had the same thought when I got this e-mail ...

  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Duncan, Holland and Cichowski are Hall of Very Good. But if you're talking Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame? Sorry, they're just not the kind of players that would make me pause at their statues with my kid and say "those guys were amazing."

    (um, yeah. have no clue who they are.)
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