Greenstein and Johnson voted into Poker Hall of Fame

Greenstein and Johnson voted into Poker Hall of Fame

Friday, 28 October 2011

World Series of Poker officials have confirmed that Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson are this year's inductees to the Poker Hall of Fame.

The pair received a majority of votes from a 35-member inauguration panel that included existing Poker Hall of Famers and members of the poker media and will be officially inducted into the Hall just prior to the final session of this year's Main Event on 8 November.

Barry Greenstein, a regular in the highest stakes cash games, will need no introduction to poker fans with a host of tournament titles, appearances on High Stakes Poker and a best selling book to his name. A fine advert for poker, the so called “Robin Hood of Poker” has donated $3m of his tournament winning to a variety of charitable causes.

“I'm happy to be inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside my friend Linda Johnson who has been the most fervent ambassador for poker for as long as I can remember.” said Greenstein.

Linda Johnson will be a less familiar name for poker fans on this side of the Atlantic. The 58-year-old New Yorker became one of only 15 women to win a WSOP bracelet after taking the $1,500 Razz title in 1997 and subsequently went on to publish Card Player magazine. Johnson was also involved in the creation of the World Poker Tour the PPA and the Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS) and was the co-founder of which enables poker players to donate to charity using the game as a platform.

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