This is a discussion on Huck Seed is the newest member of the Poker Hall of Fame within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; Here we have it folks! The one and only new inductee to the Poker Hall of Fame for 2020 is none other than the 1996
I am overjoyed that one of the truly good guys in this game of poker got into the HOF (in my not-so-humble opinion, many of the famous players in this game are not always such good people from an ethical and moral standpoint). Huck Seed has a terrific reputation as a person, not just as a player.
And that makes two years in a row, because last year's co-inductee Chris Moneymaker is one of those truly good guys too. While I am saddened that Chris Moneymaker has left his Poker Stars sponsorship behind, I'm also happy he got to leave on his own terms. The response by Poker Stars to his leaving brought tears to my eyes, literally. It is a beautiful tribute to Chris and it is SO well-deserved.
Extremely happy at this Huck Seed news!!! Good guys DO win sometimes!!! :-)
Wow!! this Poker Hall of Fame list is very restricted.
I saw the list on wikipedia and thought that many more players were already part of it.
The players who participate are only players who have won the WSOP bracelet. Players who are practically online legends are not even considered to enter the Hall.
It is a very exclusive club, with the living members being the only ones who can cast votes. As for the "online legends" not being considered, that's not the case at all. There are specific criteria that must be met to be eligible for induction, and the one I wanted to touch upon specifically is the age requirement.
Most of the online legends are younger men and women who have not reached 40 years of age yet, so that alone wouldn't make them eligible. In time, many of these online grinders/crushers will become part of this exclusive club. Here is a link below that takes you directly to the Hall of Fame Webpage, including the criteria, though I will paste it below for ease of viewing.
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.
Hopefully this answers your question. As for Huck, Evan Jarvis nailed it. I've only seen him play on TV and he seems to be the kind of guy that represents himself well at the tables, his results notwithstanding.
Somebody asked me what my favourite hand is, and I said "The one that takes all your chips".
If I shove and you call, I'll show.
Why PokerStars x-boss should have had so great odds to be inducted into PHoF ?? I do not understand , is Isai Scheinberg so much more important than some guys that are under him in this voting list ?? Strange it appears to me ..... Anyway , congratulations to Huck Seed for the induction , now he's one more of the living members of this special very important club
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A confident victory among worthy candidates for inclusion in the Poker Hall of Fame.
"The bigger the prize, the more pressure, the better I can concentrate on the game and relax at the same time. This is the right way - the more pressure, the calmer I feel," says Huck Seed