Back in August the nominations for Poker Hall of Fame 2010 opened and the poker world has been on the edge of their seats waiting to find out which poker greats will make the cut this year. One of the prime candidates for admission into the Poker Hall of Fame, in the eyes of many poker fans, is Phil Ivey. However, despite Ivey’s success in the professional poker arena, Doyle Brunson thinks that the 34-year old poker player is too young to make it into the Poker Hall of Fame.
What qualifies Ivey for the Poker Hall of Fame? Well, for starters he won an L.A. Classic title in 2008, he’s got 8 WSOP bracelets under his belt, 9 WPT final tables, he is the top live tournament winner of all time, and that’s just a short list of his accomplishments. However, one of the requirements for players to gain entrance to the Poker Hall of Fame is that they must have “stood the test of time.” In Brunson’s opinion, Ivey is still too young to prove that he has stood the test of time.
Last year, 26-year old Tom “Durr” Dwan was nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame but was denied a spot because of his age. However, Ivey is substantially older than Dwan and has more years of experience in the game. Brunson also thinks that Daniel Negreanu, who is 36, is too young to become a hall of famer.