WSOP Opens Voting For Special ‘First Fifty Honors’ Celebration
The 2019 edition of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will truly be an event to remember. The world’s longest running festival will mark its 50th anniversary in celebrating the game of poker.
The 50th edition is extra special because the WSOP will be remembering the most poignant moments and honouring the most prominent names in WSOP history.
Allowing fans to have the final say on these matters makes this year’s festival all the more exciting.
Voting is now underway and will end on June 15, with the winners to be unveiled at a special dinner set on June 29. WSOP will also be giving away prizes to fans who send in their votes.
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The Nominees are
We take a look at the awards that are up for grabs and a list of the nominees:
Best WSOP Performance
The candidates for Best WSOP Performance include Phil Hellmuth (1993), Phil Ivey (2002), Jeff Lisandro (2009), Daniel Negreanu (2013), George Danzer (2014) and Shaun Deeb (2018).
Most Likely to Succeed
This award goes to the player under-35 who fans think will win the most bracelets in the next 50 years. The nominees are Justin Bonomo (33), Shaun Deeb (33), Jason Mercier (32), Joe Cada (31), Dominik Nitsche (28) and Fedor Holz (25).
For this category, fans can choose among Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Maria Ho, Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Hellmuth.
Most Impressive Main Event Win
The candidates for the Most Impressive WSOP Main Event Win are Jack Strauss (1982), Johnny Chan (1988), Phil Hellmuth (1989), Stu Ungar (1997), Chris Moneymaker (2003), Jamie Gold (2006), and Martin Jacobson (2014).
Fans can also vote for the Most Important Players in WSOP History. Nominees for this category include Chris Ferguson, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Vanessa Selbst, Billy Baxter and Ted Forrest.
Other awards include Most Memorable WSOP TV Hand and Favourite WSOP Bad Boy. A special panel of poker media members will also choose the 50 greatest WSOP players of all time.
Exciting Prizes for Voters
Prizes available for those who participate in the voting process include seats to Event #69: $1,000 Mini Main Event, an opportunity to take part in Event #88: $500 WSOP.com Online Summer Saver, alongside lots of WSOP merchandise as well as entry to the special dinner called “First 50 Honors” will be held at the Brasilia Room on June 29 at 8pm, which will be attended by gold bracelet winners and other select VIPs. Winners of these prizes will be determined through random drawing.