WSOP Releases List of 50 Greatest Poker Players in History

On Saturday, WSOP organizers will host a special celebratory event “First Fifty Honors Gala” for their 50th anniversary to commemorate the “50 Greatest Poker Players.”

The gala will be hosted by Lon McEachern and Norman Chad and the event will take place in the Brasilia Ballroom that will be open to all WSOP Gold Bracelet winners and VIPs.

Tickets are also available for those looking to attend at the special VIP desk across from the El Burro Borracho take out window.

“It is important we take time out to honor the WSOP’s first 50 years and pay tribute to those that paved the way for where we are today,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We look forward to getting the poker community together on Saturday and commemorating 50 years of the World Series of Poker.”

On June 27, WSOP revealed a list of the “50 Greatest Poker Players.” Notable names include – Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, Phil Galfond.

Here is a full list of the “50 Greatest Poker Players” in alphabetical order based on last names:

The list was compiled via votes from a panel made up of 26 poker media and industry.

Winners will be announced by McEachern and Chad as per the following categories:

– Most Memorable TV Hand

– Best Overall WSOP Performance

– Most Likely to Succeed

– Fan Favorite

– WSOP’s Favorite Bad Boy

– Most Impressive WSOP Main Event Win

– Four Most Important Players in WSOP History

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