The public nomination process for the 2010 Poker Hall of Fame is closed and the top 10 vote-getters have been announced, and that above picture of Phil Ivey probably indicates he's one of the ten. Also, the inaugural World Poker Tour London is on to Day 2, so we'll be giving you the lowdown on how it's going across the pond, and Gloria Balding hit the green (and we're not talking felt) to check out some swings.
In Case You Missed It
There were plenty of poker tournaments going on all over the world in the past week. We've got all the results for you in This Week in Tournament Poker.
Gloria is at it again, roving the world and bringing you the best interviews around. She was just in Tallinn and Cyprus and tells you all about her experiences in the latest edition of Going GloBal.
The first stop on the 2010-2011 World Series of Poker Circuit is over. Who took home the ring and the first seat to the Circuit National Championship? Read the WSOP-C recap to find out.
Justin Young went over a hand he played in the UBOC recently. Did it go as planned? Read all about it in our latest strategy article and maybe you'll even learn a little something
The PokerStars European Poker Tour Vilamoura is down to a final table. Twenty-four players began the day but only eight survived. The EPT recap has your final table lineup and how they got there.
Did you miss ESPN's coverage of the World Series of Poker? We didn't, we never do. We've recapped the Day 2b action and drama for you.
And the Nominees Are
The polls for the 2010 Poker Hall of Fame were open to the public for two months. On August 31, they closed and the votes were tabulated to compile the top ten nominees for the 2010 HOF class. If you didn't vote, you can't complain when you read this list.
1. Chris Ferguson
2. Barry Greenstein
3. Jennifer Harman-Traniello
4. Dan Harrington
5. Phil Ivey
6. Linda Johnson
7. Tom McEvoy
8. Daniel Negreanu
9. Scotty Nguyen
10. Erik Seidel
There you have it. The top ten poker players (in alphabetical order) that are up for consideration for the 2010 HOF. Now what? Well, the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council will select the final list that are eligible for induction and then the 16 living HOF members as well as a 17-person media panel, which includes PokerNews' Editor-in-Chief Matthew Parvis, will vote and the 2010 class will be inducted in November as part of the WSOP Main Event Final Table festivities.
Find out more at WSOP.com.
World Poker Tour London
The inaugural World Poker Tour London presented by PartyPoker is pressing along, with Day 2 having come to a close. Registration for this tournament was open until Level 8, which was the first level of the day Wednesday. The 171 players who entered created a prize pool of £820,800. The final 18 players will get paid and first place will take home £273,783.
Phil Ivey and Erik Seidel went into the day with some of the biggest chip stacks in the room, but neither made it to Day 3. Huck Seed and Luke Schwartz will be among the 38 players who will come back to Mayfair's Palm Beach Casino at 12 p.m. local time on Thursday for Day 3.
Check out the updates on the PartyPoker Blog for more.
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On the Inside
Laura Lane and Andrew Feldman are back this week with another episode of ESPN's Inside Deal. Their partner in crime, Bernard Lee, was at the World Series of Poker Circuit in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and called in with his thoughts on the first stop of the Circuit. The 2010 WSOP November Niner Soi Nguyen also joined the show to discuss his WSOP run, being the only amateur at the final table, and what his strategy is for November.
PokerNews launched a version of its website specifically for mobile sites on Wednesday. The site still includes all the news, videos, and live reporting coverage you're used to, but is specifically formatted for smartphone devices such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
Brick by Brick
If you've got $250,000 laying around and are looking for something to do with it, you could either share it with us, or you could head to Monte Carlo at the end of November for the biggest buy-in poker tournament ever. The 48-player $250,000 buy-in event will see a first-place prize of $5 million.
So who would you be rubbing elbows with if you bought into the behemoth of a tournament? Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Michael and Robert Mizrachi, Huck Seed, Gus Hansen, Johnny Chan, Freddy Deeb, Tony G, Bruno Fitoussi, Allen Cunningham, and John Hennigan are already confirmed for the televised International Poker Players Association Championship.
If you're just short of the buy-in, you can always try your hand at qualifying for a seat through $1,000 live satellites in Monaco or in Los Angeles at the Bicycle Casino.
CoinFlip.com has more.
Gloria Balding hit the links today in Vilamoura to catch up with the poker pros taking part in the Fairways and Felts challenge. The event is hosted by PokerStars Team Pro JP Kelly and is a two-day affair with one day dedicated to golf and the other, well, poker of course.
PokerStars have once again announced an exclusive $10,000 Sunday Million Freeroll for Club PokerNews members in October. This is the fourth month in a row our players have benefited from a 10k satellite freeroll to some of the biggest online tournaments in the world.