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Eli Elezra Selected as 2021 Poker Hall of Fame Inductee – PokerNews.com

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November 17, 2021Jon Sofen

Eli Elezra, an Israeli-born high-stakes legend, is the 61st member of the Poker Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, and Daniel Negreanu in poker’s most exclusive club.

The World Series of Poker revealed the 2021 winner prior to the start of Day 2 of the final table of the Main Event Wednesday afternoon.

Last month, the WSOP asked fans to nominate eligible candidates for the 2021 class. Industry giants Matt Sa…….

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November 17, 2021Jon Sofen

Eli Elezra, an Israeli-born high-stakes legend, is the 61st member of the Poker Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, and Daniel Negreanu in poker’s most exclusive club.

The World Series of Poker revealed the 2021 winner prior to the start of Day 2 of the final table of the Main Event Wednesday afternoon.

Last month, the WSOP asked fans to nominate eligible candidates for the 2021 class. Industry giants Matt Savage and Isai Scheinberg, two of the most important and influential members of the poker community away from the felt in history, were chosen. The players nominated were Mike Matusow, Michael Mizrachi, Layne Flack, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Antonio Esfandiari, Chris Ferguson, Ted Forrest, and Elezra.

Following the fan nominations, the current members of the Hall of Fame then had an opportunity to cast their ballots based on those fan selections. When all the votes were tallied, Elezra came out on top and the others must now wait until next year for another opportunity.

“Amazing, amazing, thank you,” a grateful Elezra told PokerNews when asked how it felt to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame after all these years. “For me to be alongside Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and (Barry Greenstein), and even (Jack McClelland) and (Mori Eskandani), all those people…I finally made it.”

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Strazynski Proud of Fellow Israeli

Savage, the World Poker Tour’s Executive Tour Director, told PokerNews last week that it would mean bunches to him to reach the Hall of Fame. He’s been nominated six times, but no luck thus far.

“I’m happy for Eli,” Savage told PokerNews when he was informed Elezra was chosen as the 2021 inductee.

Robbie Strazynski, the founder of Cardplayer Lifestyle, who lives in Israel, was ecstatic to discover his good friend is the newest member of the Poker Hall of Fame.

“Eli Elezra has long been Israeli’s national poker hero,” Strazynski told PokerNews. “I believe I can safely speak for my fellow Israeli poker lovers and fans …….

Source: https://www.pokernews.com/news/2021/11/2021-poker-hall-of-fame-inductee-40274.htm