The nomination process for the 2010 Poker Hall Of Fame at Harrahs has opened and so far more than 180 players have been nominated. The Communications Director of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) says that the nomination process is going extremely well and that, among them, are some amazing potential Hall of Famers, though the official list of nominees has yet to be released.
So when will we find out who the official nominees for 2010 Poker Hall Of Fame induction are? The top 10 nominees are going to be weeded out next week and then a nomination committee will review them. You may remember that last year one of the nominees, Tom “Durrr” Dwan, ended up being vetoed by the committee because he had not been playing poker for long enough. Nominees must have a successful poker career under their belt and they felt Dwan was too young in the poker world. Once the nominees are narrowed down to ten, the inductees will be named by a select board and the 16 current living members of the Poker Hall Of Fame.
Requirements for induction into the Poker Hall Of Fame are as follows:
- Player must have played against acknowledged top competition in the poker world
- Player must have played for high stakes
- Player must have played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
- Player must have “stood the test of time”
Non-players can also be inducted into the hall of fame for contributing to the overall success and growth of the game of poker as a whole.