Hennigan and Eskandani Inducted to Poker Hall of Fame

Phil Hellmuth may have been on the receiving end of a lot of congratulations this week as he took down his 15th WSOP gold bracelet, but he was first in the queue today to praise the two latest inductees to the Poker Hall of Fame – John JohnnyWorld Hennigan and Mori Eskandani.

By: Andrew Burnett



The 2018 nominations included the likes of Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow and Chris Moneymaker, but the 28 living Poker Hall of Fame members and 18-person Blue Ribbon Media Panel voted for Hennigan and Eskandani to become the 55th and 56th members of the very exclusive club.



“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,” was Hennigan’s reaction to the news, adding: “Thanks to everyone who voted for me!”



Hennigan has over $8million in career tournament cashes as well as boasting 5 WSOP bracelets, one of which came this year in the $10k H.O.R.S.E. championship event – Hennigan currently out front in the WSOP Player of the Year race.

Mori Eskandani may be less well-known to the general poker public, but as Hellmuth pointed out in his tweet above, the legendary producer is the man behind such amazing shows as High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark, as well as being instrumental in the game changing hole-card camera technology -, bringing millions of viewers into the game.



The others nominated by the public but missing out on this year’s induction were Chris Bjorin, David Chiu, Bruno Fitoussi, Mike Matusow, Chris Moneymaker, David Oppenheim, Matt Savage and Huckleberry Seed.

The chosen pair were officially inducted in the Poker Hall of Fame at the beginning of the Main Event final table yesterday.




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