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Mementos from the Poker Hall of Fame

Submitted by on August 26, 2009 – 12:30 PMNo Comment

pokerhalloffameThe 2+2 forums have come up with yet another interesting topic of discussion.  Assuming that one day someone actually builds a structure to house the Poker Hall of Fame, which items from poker’s history would merit their own display case?

Some of the best answers include (be forewarned: the discussion topic is rife with internet-friendly inside jokes — don’t even ask about Doug Lee, it’ll blow your mind — so tread lightly):

  • Johnny Chan’s orange
  • Scotty Nguyen’s bottle of Michelob
  • Action Dan Harrington’s green hat
  • Phil Laak’s grey hoodie
  • Greg Raymer’s sunglasses
  • a packet of sugar, passed to Joe Hachem
  • Sammy Farha’s unlit, unsmoked cigarette
  • Freddy Deeb’s shirt
  • Dario Minieri’s scarf
  • Doyle Brunson’s hat
  • Jamie Gold’s blueberries
  • Stu Ungar’s blue sunglasses

My favourite candidates by far, are:

  • “One green chip, obscured by a napkin, from Jack Strauss
  • “The little bit of wee that Moneymaker dripped when Sammy folded”
  • Ivey’s “Jerome” ID

This got me thinking: if the Red Hot Poker Tour ever got a Hall of Fame, which items would be displayed there?  Feel free to submit your own answers (especially since my candidates will probably have a TOC/GTA/Toronto bias):

  • A statue of a Gryffen
  • A seat from Daniel Negreanu’s Protege Table
  • A telephone that can only dial numbers in area code 613
  • Fred Tierney’s banjo chip protector
  • Jennifer Garlicki’s toque
  • Gary Biggar’s domino
  • Bill Bawden’s “Bill Bawden” t-shirt
  • Carlos Munoz’ smile

Any other suggestions?

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