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Who is Missing from the Poker Hall of Fame

With the announcement that Eric Drache and Sailor Roberts would be joining the 42 current members of the Poker Hall of Fame I thought it would be the perfect time to take a look at some of the poker players and personalities that I feel should be members of the Poker Hall of Fame. Before I go over my list of Poker Hall of Fame snubs let me go over the current group of Hall of Fame members [I’ve highlighted the people I feel belong in the Hall of Fame, the rest are more novelties]:

  • Johnny Moss
  • Nick “The Greek” Dandolos
  • Felton “Corky” McCorquodale
  • Red Winn
  • Sid Wyman
  • James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok
  • Edmond Hoyle
  • Blondie Forbes
  • Bill Boyd
  • Tom Abdo
  • Joe Bernstein
  • Murph Harrold
  • Red Hodges
  • Henry Green
  • Walter Clyde “Puggy” Pearson
  • Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson
  • Jack “Treetop” Straus
  • Fred “Sarge” Ferris
  • Benny Binion
  • David “Chip” Reese
  • Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston
  • Jack Keller
  • Julius Oral Popwell
  • Roger Moore
  • Stu “The Kid” Ungar
  • Lyle Berman
  • Johnny “The Orient Express” Chan
  • Bobby “The Owl” Baldwin
  • Berry Johnston
  • Jack Binion
  • Crandell “Dandy” Addington
  • T.J. Cloutier
  • Billy Baxter
  • Barbara Enright
  • Phil Hellmuth
  • Dewey Tomko
  • Henry Orenstein
  • Mike Sexton
  • Dan Harrington
  • Erik Seidel
  • Linda Johnson
  • Barry Greenstein
  • Eric Drache
  • Brian “Sailor” Roberts

Ok, so who is missing from the Poker Hall of Fame? First off, I feel there should be different sections of the Hall of Fame: One for contributors and one for players, along with a wing for women and international players. My list will leave out the younger players who are eligible like Jennifer Harman, Carlos Mortensen, Ted Forrest, Scotty Nguyen, Matt Savage, Joe Hachem, John Juanda and others; players that even causal poker fans know will eventually be in the Poker Hall of Fame. My focus will be on peopled that have been overlooked up to this point.

10 People who should be in the Hall of Fame tomorrow:

  1. Barry Shulman
  2. Jack McClelland
  3. Titanic Thompson
  4. Mike Caro
  5. David Sklansky
  6. John Duthie
  7. Terry Rogers
  8. Antanas “Tony G” Guoga
  9. Gabe Kaplan
  10. Lucy Rockah

10 people who should be in the Poker Hall of Famed in the near future:

  1. Marcel Luske
  2. Lee Jones
  3. Humberto Brenes
  4. James McManus
  5. Al Alvarez
  6. Bob Stupak
  7. Cyndy Violette
  8. Tom McEvoy
  9. Bruno Fitoussi
  10. David Chiu

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