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2011 Poker Hall of Fame Predictions

by Jeremy

The 2011 Poker Hall of Fame nominees were announced today, and there were plenty of familiar names on the 10-player list. Here’s a quick look at who has a chance to get in: Annie Duke, Barry Greenstein, Jennifer Harman, Linda Johnson, John Juanda, Marcel Luske, Jack McClelland, Tom McEvoy, Scotty Nguyen and Huck Seed

As you can see, there’s no Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan or Daniel Negreanu on this year’s list because a new rule states that nominees have to be at least 40 years old. Perhaps a large reason for this was Dwan’s inclusion last year since he’s in his early 20′s, got in on the fan vote, and doesn’t have many live poker tournament accomplishments.

In any case, it’s tough predicting who will get into the Poker Hall of Fame from the 2011 class because only two players normally get in each year. But with this being said, TwoPlusTwo has been some help in predicting who will be enshrined in the HOF since they’re currently running a poll.

So far, Barry Greenstein has dominated the results after collecting 60% of the 2p2 votes. This comes as no surprise since Barry has developed a pretty good live high stakes poker reputation, and he’s earned over $7.5 million in live tournament winnings.

Second in the 2p2 poll is Huck Seed, who garnered 12.67% of the vote. Seed has over $7.2 million in live tournament winnings, and he won the 1996 WSOP Main Event.

It will be fun to see if the 18 living Poker HOF members and 17 media personalities who vote on the matter will agree with the popular vote. Assuming they do, then Barry Greenstein will be a lock to get into the Poker Hall of Fame.

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