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2012 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees Released

Celebrities, 2012-09-12, by Ozone

Ten finalists have been selected for consideration to become enshrined in the Poker Hall of Fame in 2012.

Up to two of the following nominees will join the 42 current Hall of Fame members:

•Chris Bjorin
•David Chiu
•Eric Drache
•Thor Hansen
•George Hardie
•Jennifer Harman-Traniello
•John Juanda
•Tom McEvoy
•Scotty Nguyen
•Brian "Sailor" Roberts

Players must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for nomination:

•A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
•Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination
•Played for high stakes
•Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
•Stood the test of time
•Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.

The new Hall of Fame class will be inducted at the end of October as part of the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table festivities.

Related Links

2012 Poker HOF Finalists Press Release

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