John Hennigan & Mori Eskandani in as Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2018 – PokerNews.com

July 13, 2018

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The Poker Hall of Fame (PHoF) have announced John Hennigan and Mori Eskandani as the Class of 2018, thus becoming the 55th and 56th individuals to be inducted since 1979.

The selections were announced during the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event final table and were determined by a three-prong process. First, nominations were welcomed by the public and then vetted by the PHoF Governing Council. From there, a list of ten nominees was offered for the 28 living PHoF members and an 18-person Blue Ribbon Media Panel to vote on.

As a reminder, here are the main criteria for the PHoF:

A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination Played for high stakes Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers Stood the test of time Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.

First Time the Charm for Hennigan

Known by many as “Johnny World,” the 48-year-old Hennigan, who was nominated for the first time, has been a fixture in the poker world for decades with tournament results dating back to 1997. In that time, he has amassed $8 million in career tournament winnings ($5.5 million of which has come at the WSOP) and collected five gold bracelets in variants that include Limit, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, H.O.R.S.E., 2-7 Lowball and the 2014 $50,000 Poker Players Championship

“I’m very excited by this news and grateful that it came at a point in my career when I was mature enough to be honored by it because I am,” Hennigan said. “Thanks to everyone who voted for me!”

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