The selections for the Class of 2015 Poker Hall of Fame are Jen Harman and John Juanda. The official induction will take place at Binion's Gambling Hall in Las Vegas on Friday, November 6th at 7:00 PM as the 49th and 50th members are lauded for their poker accomplishments.
"Congratulations to the newest members of the Poker Hall of Fame," said Poker Hall of Fame governing council member Ty Stewart. "Both Jen and John are well-respected, long-time poker players who have paid their dues and deserving to represent the 2015 Class of the Poker Hall of Fame."
Harman holds the honor of being the first woman to claim multiple WSOP bracelets in open events and also has made two World Poker Tour final tables, 12 World Series of Poker final tables, and won more that $2.7 million. She has also been a successful regular at the world's highest stakes cash games.
“It’s truly an honor to be selected into the PHOF,” said Harman. “Poker has been an unbelievable journey for me and to have the respect of my peers is truly amazing. I want to thank everyone for the amazing support. I'm so happy!!!!”
Juanda has five WSOP gold bracelets and has more than $17 million in tournaments winnings through his accomplishments at WSOP events and a European Poker Tour title, along with winning WPT, APT, PPT events, and other tournament victories.
"I appreciate the recognition,” said Juanda. “It's an honor to see my name among so many players I have admired and respected throughout my career: Chip Reese, Erik Seidel, Dan Harrington, Daniel Negreanu. Thank you to all the fans who nominated me and to the HOF and media members who voted me in."
The other finalists for this year's class included Chris Bjorin, David Chiu, Bruno Fitoussi, Terry Rogers, Carlos Mortensen, Max Pescatori, Matt Savage, and the late David "Devilfish" Ulliott.
Binion’s Gambling Hall is considered "the birthplace of poker in Las Vegas" and from 1970-2004 was the home of the World Series Poker.
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