Time to stoke up the whole “Is Phil Ivey to young to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame?” debate once more.
The Poker Hall of Fame has narrowed its list of nominees for the 2009 Class down to nine players. They are (age in parentheses):
BARRY GREENSTEIN (54)
DAN HARRINGTON (63)
PHIL IVEY (33)
TOM McEVOY (64)
MEN NGUYEN (55)
SCOTTY NGUYEN (46)
DANIEL NEGREANU (35)
ERIK SEIDEL (49)
MIKE SEXTON (61)
Absent from the list is 23-year-old Tom Dwan, who the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council remarked:
“With all due respect to Mr. Dwan, one of the games most exciting young players, he does not currently meet the criteria for Hall of Fame selection. We wish him well and expect he will again be considered once he has ‘stood the test of time.'”
The 15 living Hall of Fame members and a 15-member Media Panel have until October 2 to cast their votes. An induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Rio during the dinner break of the 2009 WSOP Main Event Final Table.
Check out the criteria for the Poker Hall of Fame here. List who you’d vote for and why in the comments below.
For who Daniel Negreanu thinks should be inducted, go here.