In the similar week that we crown our world champion we additionally inducted a brand new entry into the Poker Hall of Fame this time it was Huck Seed.
The 51-year-old gained the 1996 WSOP Main Event and holds 4 WSOP bracelets, with over $7.6 million in stay match winnings.
He can be equally well-known for being one of the sport’s legendary proposition bettors. He made an announcement after he was chosen to affix the Hall of Fame:
Hearing the information that I’m being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame this yr introduced again reminiscences of my early poker days, strolling into the Binion’s Horseshoe, about to start out a poker session, admiring all the Poker Hall of Famers on the wall. It feels good to be included with all the poker legends that I as soon as idolized and competed in opposition to over the years. Thank you everybody.
A brand new voting system
It was an uncommon yr for the Poker Hall of Fame as this yr not solely was it introduced just one particular person could be inducted, the solely folks allowed to solid ballots have been 30 of the 31 residing Hall of Fame entrants.
Once once more Matt Savage narrowly missed out as he all the time appears to do and first-time nominee Isai Scheinberg had a robust begin in third place.
Here’s the voting breakdown for the Poker Hall 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 the Poker Hall of Fame will proceed having only one inductee and be voted on solely by present inductees stays to be seen. It would not appear a very sensible methodology on condition that on-line growth period legends of the sport like Tom Dwan and Phil Galfond will likely be turning 40 this decade and the quantity of potential inductees will quickly develop considerably in quantity.
Who ought to have been inducted this yr? Let us know in the feedback: