Wednesday October 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

The votes are in. Jen Harman and John Juanda made the cut and will become the 49th and 50th players elected to the Poker Hall of Fame.

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John Juanda and Jen Harman to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame

This year's inductees to the Poker Hall of Fame include Jen Harman and John Juanda. Fans vote in an open nomination process. The finalists are determined and a select committee (comprised of Hall of Fame members and selected members of the media) votes on actual inclusion.

 

In addition to Harman and Juanda, this year's crop of Hall of Fame finalists included the late Devilfish Ulliot along with …. Chris Bjorin, David Chiu, Bruno Fitoussi, Carlos Mortensen, Max Pescatori, Terry Rogers, and tournament director extraordinaire Matt Savage.

 

According to the WSOP press release:

Harman and Juanda will be inducted officially on Friday, November 6 at 7:00 pm at Binion's Gambling Hall – the birthplace of poker in Las Vegas – and the original home of the World Series of Poker (from 1970-2004). The Poker Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner will once again occur inside the Longhorn Room, which was originally called Benny's Bullpen. Benny's Bullpen hosted the very first final table of the WSOP in 1970. Harman has won both her WSOP gold bracelets at Binion's and three of Juanda's five have been won there as well.

Jen Harman is most known for playing in the Big Game at the height of the poker boom. She only has $2.7 million in tournament earnings because she is primarily a high-stakes cash game regular. She was the first woman to win multiple bracelets in open WSOP events. She also penned the chapter on Limit Hold'em in Doyle Brunson's Super System 2. Harman was also a part of the Corporation, a crew of pros who played Texas billionaire Andy Beal (and beat him out of a rumored $15-16 million). There are two urban legends about Harman and one or both may be true… she was married to an Italian hairdresser and her uncle was in the Reno mob.

 

John Juanda is the personification of the American Dream… he emigrated to America from Indonesia and paid his own way through college and grad school selling bibles as a door-to-door salesman before he forged his own path toward riches and success by winning 5 WSOP bracelets. Juanda won over $17 million in career tournament winnings and an unknown sum playing cash games.

Criteria for the Poker Hall of Fame

  • 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.

ALL 50 POKER HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

Courtesy of the Seth Palansky and the folks from the WSOP, here's the entire alphabetical list of all 50 Poker Hall of Fame members:

  • Tom Abdo '82
  • Crandell Addington ‘05
  • Bobby Baldwin ‘03
  • Billy Baxter ‘06
  • Lyle Berman ‘02
  • Joe Bernstein ‘83
  • Benny Binion ‘90
  • Bill Boyd ‘81
  • Johnny Chan ‘02
  • T.J. Cloutier ‘06
  • Nick Dandolos ‘79
  • Eric Drache ‘12
  • Barbara Enright ‘07
  • Fred “Sarge” Ferris ‘89
  • Henry Green ‘86
  • T “Blondie” Forbes ‘80
  • Barry Greenstein ‘11
  • Jennifer Harman ‘15
  • Dan Harrington ‘10
  • Murph Harrold ‘84
  • Phil Hellmuth ‘07
  • James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok ‘79
  • Red Hodges ‘85
  • Edmond Hoyle ‘79
  • Linda Johnson ‘11
  • Berry Johnston ‘04
  • John Juanda ‘15
  • Jack Keller ‘93
  • Jack McClelland ‘14
  • Felton McCorquodale ‘79
  • Tom McEvoy ‘13
  • Roger Moore ‘97
  • Johnny Moss ‘79
  • Daniel Negreanu ‘14
  • Scotty Nguyen ‘13
  • Henry Orenstein ‘08
  • Walter Clyde “Puggy” Pearson ‘87
  • Julius Oral Popwell ‘96
  • Thomas Austin “Amarillo Slim” Preston ‘92
  • David “Chip” Reese ‘91
  • Brian “Sailor” Roberts ‘12
  • Erik Seidel ‘10
  • Mike Sexton ‘09
  • Jack “Treetop” Straus ‘88
  • Duane “Dewey” Tomko ‘08
  • Stu “The Kid” Ungar ‘01
  • Red Winn ‘79
  • Sid Wyman ‘79

 

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