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Daniel Negreanu Most Likely Candidate for 2014 Poker Hall of Fame

When it comes to the Poker Hall of Fame, one of the bigger factors that's weighted is age. In fact, there was recently a rule instated that nominees have to be at least 40 years of age before they're considered for the hall.

Lucky for Daniel Negreanu, he finally turned 40 and seems to be one of the most likely picks for a nomination this year. Of course, there are some other very worthy nominees, as you can see below:

2014 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees
- Chris Bjorin
- Humberto Brenes
- Bruno Fitoussi
- Ted Forrest
- Jen Harman
- Bon Hooks
- Mike Matusow
- Jack McClelland
- Daniel Negreanu
- Huck Seed

These are certainly some big names and people who'll draw considerable attention when it comes time to vote on the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame. However, only 1-2 people can get in, which means the competition is fierce. So who will the 21 living Poker HOF members and 20-person media panel vote into the hall in 2014?

Negreanu is definitely one player who comes to mind, regardless of the fact that he just turned 40. Not only does Kid Poker have 6 WSOP gold bracelets, but he's also the all-time leader in poker tournament winnings with $29.7 million.

And these are just Negreanu's on-felt accomplishments. He's done a number of other great things for poker with regard to promoting the game. Negreanu serves as PokerStars' most-recognizable face, which has allowed him to reach a wide audience. So thanks to his tireless promotional and playing efforts, we think that Kid Poker is a definite pick for the Hall of Fame.

Who else could get in? The second spot looks wide open, but tournament director Jack McClelland and 6-time WSOP champ Ted Forrest both seem like pretty deserving picks. Jennifer Harman could also get some consideration because she's done a lot for females in the game.