In the identical week that we crown our world champion we additionally inducted a brand new entry into the Poker Corridor of Fame this time it was Huck Seed.
The 51-year-old received the 1996 WSOP Fundamental Occasion and holds 4 WSOP bracelets, with over $7.6 million in reside event winnings.
He’s additionally equally well-known for being one of many sport’s legendary proposition bettors. He made an announcement after he was chosen to affix the Corridor of Fame:
Listening to the information that I’m being inducted into the Poker Corridor of Fame this yr introduced again recollections of my early poker days, strolling into the Binion’s Horseshoe, about to start out a poker session, admiring all of the Poker Corridor of Famers on the wall. It feels good to be included with all of the poker legends that I as soon as idolized and competed towards over time. Thanks everybody.
A brand new voting system
It was an uncommon yr for the Poker Corridor of Fame as this yr not solely was it introduced just one particular person can be inducted, the one folks allowed to forged ballots had been 30 of the 31 dwelling Corridor of Fame entrants.
As soon as once more Matt Savage narrowly missed out as he at all times appears to do and first-time nominee Isai Scheinberg had a powerful begin in third place.
Here is the voting breakdown for the Poker Corridor of Fame:
Huckleberry Seed: 76
Matt Savage: 51
Isai Scheinberg: 45
Eli Elezra: 30
Antonio Esfandiari: 23
Lon McEachern and Norman Chad: 20
Ted Forrest: 20
Mike Matusow: 17
Patrik Antonius: 15
Chris Ferguson: 3
— Jim Barnes (@JimBarnesLV) December 30, 2020
Whether or not the Poker Corridor of Fame will proceed having only one inductee and be voted on solely by current inductees stays to be seen. It does not appear a very sensible methodology provided that on-line increase period legends of the sport like Tom Dwan and Phil Galfond will probably be turning 40 this decade and the variety of potential inductees will quickly develop considerably in quantity.
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