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Thursday, January 31st, 2008

New Hall Bans Men

Written by Tom Somach in Poker News

Women poker players have their own event at the annual World Series of Poker (WSOP), so why not their own Hall of Fame?

Despite the existence already of a Poker Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, which includes both male and female poker players,=A0 a new institution called the Women in Poker Hall of Fame is set to debut, also in Las Vegas, next month.

The first four inductees into the new women-only poker hall of fame are scheduled to be inducted at a special ceremony February 2 at Binion’s Casino in Las Vegas.

The new inductees are: Barbara Enright, Susie Isaacs, Linda Johnson and Marsha Waggoner.

Enright made history when she became the first woman to make the final table at the main event of the WSOP.

She is also the first female to win three WSOP championship gold bracelets, and has amassed over a million dollars in career poker tournament earnings. Isaacs is the first woman to win the WSOP women-only tournament in two consecutive years.

She also finished in 10th place in the WSOP main event one year.

Johnson, who has won one WSOP championship gold bracelet, is best known for being a TV poker commentator and a poker journalist.

Waggoner has finished in the money in 19 WSOP events over the years, earning almost a million dollars for her career.

The induction ceremony, which is to be open to the public, is to be emceed by TV poker commentator Mike Sexton.

For more information about the event, visit the hall’s website at www.womanspokerhalloffame.com. =A0=A0 (E-mail Tom Somach at [email protected])

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