Sunday night, and World Series of Poker The late Layne Flack was announced as the 61st member of the Poker Hall of Fame.
Flack, who passed away in July last year at the age of 52, beat nine other nominees including players Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Brian Rast, Josh Arieh, Kathy Lippert, Michael Mizrachi, Mike Matusow, as well as PokerStars founder Isai. Sheinberg, WPT Director Matt Savage, and WSOP . World Series of Poker Commenting on the duo Lon McEachern and Norman Chad.
the six times WSOP . World Series of Poker The winner of the bracelet came onto the scene in the late 1990s and was a household name throughout the poker boom of the early 2000s, and is generally regarded as one of the best players of his era. The South Dakota native worked for small card clubs in Montana before making his way to Las Vegas to play professionally.
win first WSOP . World Series of Poker $3000 Limit Hold’em Series bracelet for $224,400 and earned the nickname “Back-to-Back Flack” for winning two tournaments over several days at the Legends of Poker Series in Los Angeles just two months later.
He went on to win two bracelets in a row WSOP . World Series of Poker In 2002 and 2003 to add to the history of his title. He won a pair of No-Limit Hold’em events in 2002 for a combined $571,900 before returning the following year and eliminating $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em for $120,000 and $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo for $119,260. He won his sixth and final bracelet in 2008 in Omaha with a max of $1,500 for a career best result of $577,725.
Over the course of his career spanning more than two decades, Flack has generated over $5 million in live tournament earnings while at the same time becoming one of the most beloved players on the championship circuit.
Flack shared his thoughts on the Poker Hall of Fame back in 2019 when he was interviewed on a legendary episode of card player Poker Stories Podcast.
“I know I’ll be in the Hall of Fame. Of course, I’d like to be alive when I enter,” Flack said.
At the time, Flack believed that politics involving members voting played a role in his not being nominated yet. He was eventually nominated for the first time in 2021, losing to Eli Eliza.
“I know it will be more difficult ten years from now because the younger generation of stars will be 40 by then,” Flack continued.
Flack had hoped to be recruited with his friend Ted Forrest, who has six WSOP . World Series of Poker His wristbands, played in the big game against Andy Bell, have been nominated on and off since 2014, including this year.
Forrest joins Matt Savage, who has also been passed the Hall in seven of the past eight years.
The announcement came during a special event at the Hall of Fame in Rio where a $1,979 subscription was purchased in honor of the year the hall was established. If players manage to eliminate a member, they also get an additional bonus equal to the year the player was recruited.
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To be considered for inclusion in the Poker Hall of Fame, a player must be a minimum of 40 years of age and must have played high stakes poker “against the best recognized competition” during the “test of time” by playing consistently well and earning the respect of their peers. Or, for non-players, they must have “contributed to the overall growth of the game with positive, lasting and indelible results”.
There are 32 living members in the hall, who vote collectively each year from a list of nominees.
The WSOP . World Series of Poker It has received some criticism in recent years for reducing the number of recruits to just one each year, while also canceling the media vote. card player Columnist Bernard Lee has some ideas that can help mitigate the backlog of players currently waiting to enter the hall.
Here is a look at all the current members of the Poker Hall of Fame:
|Nick Dandulos “The Greek”||1979|
|Felton “Corky” McCorcodyll||1979|
|James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok||1979|
|Walter Clyde “Boogie” Pearson||1987|
|Doyle Bronson “Texas Dolly”||1988|
|Jack “Treetop” Strauss||1988|
|Fred “Sarge” Ferris||1989|
|David “Chip” Reese||1991|
|Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston||1992|
|Julius Oral Popwell||1996|
|Stu “Baby” Angar||2001|
|Johnny “The Orient Express” chan||2002|
|Bobby “The Owl” Baldwin||2003|
|Brian “Sailor” Roberts||2012|
|David “Devilfish” Oliot||2017|
|Chris Money Maker||2019|
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