Poker Fans Can Now Submit their Nominees for the 2022 WiPHoF
- Women in Poker Hall of Fame set to induct new members in 2022
- Vanessa Selbst and Kristen Foxen are strong contenders this year
- We take a look at the nomination criteria being followed
Poker fans and enthusiasts across the globe can now begin nominating who they think must be enshrined into the 2022 Women in Poker Hall of Fame. They have until September 1 to nominate their favorite female poker figure.
The latest members of the prestigious club are Lupe Soto and Maria Ho, both of whom were inducted in 2018. New members were supposed to be inducted in 2020, but the entire voting process was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Vanessa Selbst, Kristen Foxen Strong Contenders
As the nominations take place, it would be very hard to ignore Vanessa Selbst and Kristen Foxen, two of the most accomplished female poker pros of all time.
Selbst’s poker skills are just impressive and that is reflected in her live tournament record which currently boasts $11.9 million in total cashes, putting her at the top of Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List for Women.
Selbst has three World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and two World Poker Tour (WPT) final tables to her name. The Brooklyn, New York native, who is a former PokerStars ambassador, also won in several other major tournament series around the world.
We have not seen a lot of her at the live tables since she announced her retirement from the game back in 2018, but she will always be recognized for her aggressive style and for being one of the world’s best poker players.
Like Selbst, Foxen is also a successful poker pro, winning titles after titles. She was named GPI Female Poker Player of the Year thrice and is also a three-time WSOP champ. Foxen, who started her poker journey online and achieved considerable success playing online tournaments before making a name for herself in the live poker arena, has amassed $5.6 million in live cashes throughout her career.
To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must be at least 35 years old and has been active as a poker player or industry leader for at least 10 years. She must have made a significant contribution to the game and must be a proponent of women in poker.
Nominations from fans will undergo a review by the WiPHOF Organization Committee and the current members of the club who will then choose the winner, alongside certain members of the media.
Selbst and Foxen are expected to make it to the Women in Poker Hall of Fame nominees list this year, alongside poker historian Terry King, Argentinian-Greek poker pro Maria Lampropulos, and TV presenter and retired poker pro Liv Boeree.