Last month the Poker Hall of Fame inducted two new players—Erik Seidel and Dan Harrington. The two men making up the Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2010 are both well deserving of the title.
Dan Harrington has been making his name on the professional poker scene since he cashed in the 1986 World Series of Poker. However, he is best known for winning the 1995 World Series of Poker main event. He took home to WSOP bracelets that year.
Erik Seidel has won eight bracelets, and has made a huge impact on the poker world. You may remember that his second place finish to Johnny Chan was depicted in Rounders. Seidel has won bracelets across the board, in all different games from Limit Hold’em and Limit Omaha Hi-Low to No Limit games, Pot Limit Omaha, Deuce to Seven Lowball and more.
There were concerns this year, coming primarily from poker-great Doyle Brunson, that some of the nominees for the poker HOF this year were too young. However, Harrington and Seidel are both well-seasoned in the world of poker. Their younger counterparts, Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, will have to wait for their turn to be inducted.
The induction of Harrington and Seidel to the Poker Hall of Fame will take place this Monday, November 8, at 8pm PT. The ceremony will take place at the Penn and Teller Theater. Following the induction ceremony the 2010 WSOP Main Event will continue, playing down to the winner.