Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson have been named as this year’s inductees to the Poker Hall of Fame.
Johnson is only the second woman to be voted into the hall joining Barbara Enright.
Johnson was nicknamed the “First Lady of Poker,” and is known as much for her play as being an ambassador and promoter of the game. She was the publisher of Card Player Magazine for eight years in the 90s and has written three books on the game.
Greenstein is known as the “Robin Hood of Poker,” and has reportedly given more than $3 million of his earnings to charity.
You can get a nice rundown on their careers at wsop.com.
The other nominees this year, decided by popular vote, were: Annie Duke, Jennifer Harman Traniello, John Juanda, Marcel Luske, Jack McClelland, Tom McEvoy, Scotty Nguyen and Huck Seed.
Greenstein and Johnson will be officially inducted on Tuesday, November 8 at the Rio All-Suite® Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas just prior to the start of the final playing session of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship.