The Australian Poker Hall of Fame is already home to a lot of great poker players. Established in 2009, the APHOF is taking two new members this year; David Gorr and Jason Gray from Australia.Gorr was taken aback by the news and in a statement to PokerNews.com he said, “Well, first of all, I didn’t know I was going to be inducted, I found out five minutes before. They said stay around, you need to be up at the front. I’m really honored and humbled that they have chosen me. I’ve been in poker along time, that’s true, and I was the 1996 Adelaide Champions, but it took another 15 years for me to win a tournament, so you can see the stamina you need to hang around and hopefully win a tournament. It’s fantastic, it will be interesting to see what my wife says when I get home.”Gorr was the champ at the Main Event in last year’s Aussie Millions, that win increased Gorr’s popularity by a lot, and it also moved him into 4th place on the career earnings by an Australian. Gorr has totaled over a million dollars in his career and can still be found playing games in Australia and around the world.There are a few requirements that a player must meet to be even considered for admission into the hall of fame. The most important rule is that the player is required to either have been or currently be a resident of Australia or New Zealand. Beyond that a player must have been at the top of his game or a contributor that helped the Australian Poker or New Zealand Poker world in a positive way. Congratulations to both Jason Gray and David Gorr! After these 2 men are admitted, there will be a total of 13 Australian players in the Hall of Fame.
Aussie 2012 Poker Hall of Fame Announced January 21, 2012