Poker Hall of Fame: Endgame

WSOP Announces 2010 Inductees, Harrington and Seidel

by , Oct 19, 2010 | 11:34 am

Just a quick post in case you haven’t already heard, but the WSOP has announced the Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2010. The winners, Dan Harrington and Erik Seidel, are almost exactly at least pretty close to the choices that this non-voting member made in a series on the subject last month, but is actually exactly how the Pokerati non-scientific poll voted this time around.

Both these players boost incredibly long resumes and seem very deserving of the honor. Dan Harrington is the 1995 Main Event champion and has made the final table of said Main Event a staggering 4 times, including back-to-back appearances in 2003 and 2004. His books are probably what he’s most known for by many that have entered the poker world post-boom, and has helped many players get through their first few tournaments knowing the basics. Erik Seidel doesnt have the books to go for, but he can point to his bracelets instead to show why he is being inducted. 8 WSOP bracelets, helping launch Full Tilt, and his impact for being in “Rounders” all gave the voters good reason to vote him in. He may have taken some heat in some circles for being a vocal critic of hole card cams, but if his tournament record post-boom is any indication it doesn’t seem to have affected him that much.

Congratulations to both Harrington and Seidel for their induction into the Poker Hall of Fame! Two very deserving individuals get in, and the countdown to electing Phil Ivey at age 40 goes down another year.

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