Eli Elezra Gets Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame As 60th Inductee
- Eli Elezra selected as latest member of PHoF
- Israeli poker pro becomes 60th inductee
- Eli Elezra has close to $5 million in career prize money
Eli Elezra has become the latest member of the Poker Hall of Fame. The Israeli-born poker pro was announced as the 60th member of the prestigious club on Wednesday, November 17, before the start of Day 2 of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event final table.
Elezra, alongside fellow poker pros Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Ted Forrest, Layne Flack, Michael Mizrachi, Chris Ferguson, Mike Matusow, and Antonio Esfandiari were chosen by poker fans as eligible candidates for the 2021 class. Industry giants Isai Scheinberg and Matt Savage were also among the nominees. The nominations took place last month.
Elezra received the majority of the votes cast by the present members of the Poker Hall of Fame. He now joins Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, and others as members of poker’s most exclusive club.
Robbie Strazynski Proud of His Friend
Members of the poker community congratulated Elezra for the latest honor accorded to him. Savage, a six-time Hall of Fame nominee, said he’s happy for the Israeli poker pro.
Poker Hall of Fame announcement https://t.co/AelR60JREg
— Kevin Mathers (@Kevmath) November 17, 2021
Another person that’s ecstatic about Elezra’s’ induction to the club is Robbie Strazynski, the founder of Cardplayer Lifestyle. The veteran poker writer and presenter who resides in Israel says Elezra has long been considered the poker hero of his home country.
Strazynski said he and all of the Israeli poker lovers and fans are extremely proud of Elezra’s latest achievement, becoming Israel’s first-ever representative in the Poker Hall of Fame.
Elezra is among the world’s most accomplished poker pros, with four WSOP bracelets to his name. He last won a bracelet in 2019 in a Seven Card Stud event. During this fall’s festival, he scored seven cashes, including three final tables.
Elezra has amassed $4.6 million in live tournament winnings throughout his career. His relevant experience as a high-stakes cash game player, having played in the biggest games in Las Vegas for over two decades, has made him earn the respect of his peers.
The 60-year-old was also a prominent figure during the poker boom era, making multiple appearances on popular TV cash game shows, including High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark.
The WSOP will once again induct a new member into the Poker Hall of Fame next year. The nine nominees this year may still get included in the list of eligible candidates for the 2022 class.