The Poker Hall of Fame committee chose Erik Seidel and Dan Harrington as 2010 players to be inducted on November 8. 2010 at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Erik Seidel has 8 World Series of Poker bracelets and tournament winnings over $10 million. His claim to fame is winning runner-up in the 1988 World Series of Poker Main Event. This event gave him $280,000 winnings and he was depicted in "Rounders", the movie about this event.
Dan Harrington has 2 World Series of Poker bracelets and over $6 million earnings from live poker tournaments, A former bankruptcy attorney, Harrington is also an accomplished writer. He is best known for his "Harrington on Hold'em" series. At age 26 he won the Massachusetts State Chess Championship. Harrington started playing poker at Suffolk University. He once played against 2 Harvard undergraduates, Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Gates and Allen dropped out of Harvard and founded Microsoft.
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