The two names that were going up on the list of the World Series of Poker Hall of Fame have now been decided, and it was Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson who will take the couple of spots soon right after the official announcements on November 8.
About Barry Greenstein
Barry Greenstein, father of two, and stepfather of four, has been one of the most successful players in the world of poker, having earned more than $7 million in his live tournament ordeals which let on the 29th spot on the All Time Money List. Another thing is that Greenstein has also acquired a total of three WSOP gold bracelets and a couple more WPT titles as well. Of course, there’s more to Greenstein than just being great at the game. One of the many reasons why Greenstein was nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame was the fact that he is a bit of a philanthropist. Greenstein, dubbed as the “Robin Hood of Poker” has given away over $3 million of his winnings to various charities in his career. Barry Greenstein was pretty delighted about the news and even said “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.”
About Linda Johnson
As for Linda Johnson, owner of Card Player for eight years now, she has been popular in the world of poker due to the fact that she is one of the most influential people in it. While unlike Greenstein, who has amassed a huge amount of cash playing live tournaments, Johnson only has a total of more than $300,000 in her live tournament participations. Of course, Johnson also acquired a WSOP bracelet back in 1997 during the $1,500 seven card razz event. The thing about Linda Johnson is not about her winnings, but the fact that she was already dubbed as the “First Lady of Poker” as she has been highly influential in the poker world since the 80’s. Johnson also helped establish the World Poker Tour and the Tournament Directors Association as is currently sitting on the Board of the Directors of the Ladies International Poker Series and Poker Players alliance. Overall, she has been involved in a myriad of events concerning the poker world for over 30 years now, and has helped strengthening the poker world.
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