Nov 13 2011

Linda Johnson and Barry Greenstein join poker greats in HOF

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On Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nevada the Poker Hall of Fame grew by two more members as Linda Johnson and Barry Greenstein were rewarded for a lifetime of achievements and contributions to the world of poker by being inducted into the very exclusive club.

The Poker Hall of Fame is an elite club, and even with this year’s two inductees the Poker HOF totals only 42 members. Johnson and Greenstein are not only successful poker players (Greenstein one of the game’s all-time greats) but also active contributors to the poker community, and held in the highest esteem by their peers.

Mike Sexton had the honor of introducing Linda Johnson, laying out her roles with Card Player Magazine, the Tournament Directors Association, the charity Poker Gives, and the World Poker Tour as well as her poker resume which includes an open WSOP bracelet.

Greenstein was introduced by his good friend and long-time high-stakes rival Doyle Brunson, who would have needed two speeches to list the career accomplishments of Greenstein, including authoring the book Ace on the River, and his generous donations to numerous charities, including all of his tournament winnings in recent years.

Here is a look at the 42 Poker Hall of Fame members:

  • 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


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