As part of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) celebrations, WSOP officials have released the list of the “50 Greatest Poker Players” in history.
The list was compiled after votes from a panel made up of 26 poker media and industry stalwarts. Each voter was given a list of 200 players, along with the ability to add write-ins, and all told 173 different players received votes.
No rankings have yet to be involved, but simply selecting who belonged in the Top 50 list with the sole caveat that the player had played at the WSOP at least once.
Here’s the list in alphabetical order:
Amarillo Slim Preston
Hosted by Lon McEachern and Norman Chad, the award presentation will take place in the Brasilia Ballroom and is open to all WSOP gold bracelet winners and VIPs.
It’s there that the WSOP will unveil the winners of seven different categories voted on by the public:
Most Memorable TV Hand
Best Overall WSOP Performance
Most Likely to Succeed
WSOP’s Favorite Bad Boy
Most Impressive WSOP Main Event Win
Four Most Important Players in WSOP History
The WSOP will also ask any former Main Event champions attending the gala to come up on stage for a group photo.