On July 6, 2007, poker pros, Hellmuth and Enright, were inducted to the Poker Hall of Fame. Enright is the first woman player to be inducted to the Poker Hall of Fame.
The qualifications for the induction to the Poker Hall of Fame are quite high, according to World Series of Poker Commissioner, Jeffrey Pollack. A poker player must have played in all top competitions of the game of poker, performed well and gained the admiration and respect of the other poker pros in the circuit.
Barbara Enright and Phil Hellmuth have clearly met all of these qualifications. Phil Hellmuth and Barbara Enright joined 33 other Hall of Fame members like Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Johnny Moss, Stu Ungar, Chip Reese, T.J. Cloutier, Puggy Pearson, Wild Bill Hickok and others.
Phil Hellmuth is one of the top poker players in the world and he has 11 WSOP bracelets; more than any poker player on the circuit.
Back in 1995, Barbara Enright was the first and only female poker player to get to the final table of the $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event. A year later, she became the first female player to win a WSOP bracelet in an open poker tournament.
Enright's poker career started back when she won the WSOP Ladies Stud Event in 1986. She owns 3 World Series of Poker bracelets and lives in Southern California with Poker writer, Max Shapiro.
August 07, 2007