2015 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees

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WSOPpromotions posted this 08 September 2015

The 2015 nominees have been announced for the Poker Hall of Fame, and we want to know which of these 10 players and poker industry insiders you think should be inducted in November. The nominees are listed below, in alphabetical order.

You can view their full resumes at: http://www.wsop.com/news/2015/Sep/7459/TEN-FINALISTS-CHOSEN-FOR-2015-CLASS-OF-POKER-HALL-OF-FAME.html

CHRIS BJORIN

  • A 67-year-old Swedish-born poker player who now resides in London, England
  • Has earned more than $5.5 million playing poker in his distinguished career
  • A two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner who sits sixth on the all-time WSOP cash list with 74 and ranks fifth all-time in WSOP Main Event cashes with seven
  • Hold’s Sweden’s all-time money and cash records and is WSOP Europe’s all-time cash leader as well

DAVID CHIU

  • A five-time WSOP gold bracelet winner with wins in Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, and Omaha Eight or Better and cashes in 70 WSOP events
  • Chiu’s most recent bracelet victory came in 2013 at a stacked $2,500 Stud final table where he defeated the likes of Michael Mizrachi, Frank Kassela and Scott Seiver to earn his fifth bracelet
  • Chiu’s success extends beyond the WSOP though, and also includes a memorable victory over Gus Hansen in the 2008 WPT World Championship
  • Career earnings of almost $7.9 million in career tournament earnings since he first started playing tournaments back in 1996.

BRUNO FITOUSSI

  • Introduced Texas Hold’em into France in 1995 at the Aviation Club de France, Paris’ most famous gaming club
  • Has more than $2.7 million in career poker winnings, ranking 8th all-time on France’s list
  • Was the runner-up in the WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship in 2007, securing his largest cash, for $1,278,720 and showing he was capable of playing all poker’s major variants well
  • Instrumental in getting poker on television in France and has provided poker commentary in several poker shows over the years

JEN HARMAN

  • Has generated more than $2.7 million in earnings including, two WPT final tables, 12 WSOP final tables, and the honor of being the first woman to win multiple WSOP bracelets in open events
  • A regular in the biggest cash games in Vegas for more than a decade and is one of the only women to play cash at such high stakes
  • Dedicates much of her time to using poker to raise money for charitable causes, including the National Kidney Foundation and the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

JOHN JUANDA

  • Has amassed more than $17 million in tournament winnings, including five WSOP gold bracelets, an EPT title (won just last week), plus WPT, APT, PPT, and many other tournament victories
  • Has made his living on the felt since 1997 and, in so doing, has cemented himself as one of the most consistent and successful players of the last two decades

CARLOS MORTENSEN

  • The 2001 WSOP Main Event Champion has won more money on the World Poker Tour than any other player in history despite playing significantly fewer events
  • His almost $6.8 million in WPT earnings combined with over $3.1 million in WSOP earnings and assorted other cashes put his career earnings at almost $12 million
  • The only player to have won both the WSOP Main Event and the WPT Championship event

MASSIMILIANO “MAX” PESCATORI

  • Italy’s all-time money earner
  • Four-time WSOP bracelet winner (including two earned this past summer) push his lifetime earnings up over the $4 million mark
  • A noted poker author, having written two books in Italian on poker, to help strengthen and grow the game in his home country

TERRY ROGERS

  • Considered to be Ireland’s ‘Godfather of Poker’ and one of the most influential people in all of Europe in terms of impact on the game of poker, sports betting and horse racing
  • Founded The Eccentric Club and started the Irish Poker Open in 1980, the longest running tournament in Europe, and the second-longest overall, behind only the World Series of Poker
  • Was instrumental in the career of Noel Furlong, the only Irish WSOP Main Event Champion, who won the event in 1999, and also convinced the likes of Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Amarillo Slim, Chip Reese, and Tom McEvoy to travel to Dublin for the Irish Poker Open

MATT SAVAGE

  • Known for his player-friendly, feet on the floor style, Savage, 46, has directed tournaments all over the globe and for all different tournament series and casino companies
  • One of the founders of the Tournament Directors Association, Savage has tirelessly advocated for standardizing poker tournament rules and has been one of the foremost innovators in terms of tournament offerings and formats
  • Is the current tournament director at the Bay 101 Casino in San Jose as well as the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, in addition to being the Executive Tour Director of the World Poker Tour

DAVID “DEVILFISH” ULLIOTT

  • One of Britain’s most famous poker faces
  • Ulliott has a WSOP gold bracelet, a WPT title and more than $6.2 million in lifetime earnings to his name
  • Currently sits second on the England all-time money list and has cashes dating back all the way to 1993

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dlstein posted this 10 September 2015

some people that get nominated don't seem to have the "cred's" to make it in! but i say, future "potential" poker players need to see the lives and struggles some of these "colorful" poker characters have been thru!!!

David S.