Negreanu and Seidel Reaction to HOF Shortlist

Negreanu and Seidel Reaction to HOF Shortlist

Friday, 12 September 2014

This year's Poker Hall of Fame finalists were announced earlier this week and almost as soon as the candidates went live, Daniel Negreanu and Erik Seidel were quick to make their thoughts known.

Despite agreeing with the latest nominations, Seidel stressed that the voting process could be better and that he'd have included Gus Hansen, John Juanda, Carlos Mortensen and Bobby Hoff.

Although he believes the public should still have a say when it comes to voting people into the shortlist, he also believes those with an inside knowledge should have a chance to air their views.

Soon after Seidel tweeted his thoughts, both Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu came out in support. Agreeing that all four suggestions should have at least been given consideration this year, Negreanu added that the committee can include additional nominations if they choose to.

Not only did Negreanu join the Twitter debate about this year's Poker Hall of Fame, but he wrote a blog piece about the issue and offered his thoughts on the things that should contribute towards a player being nominated or not.

Tags: Poker Hall of Fame, WSOP, WSOP Hall of Fame, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel