1985 World Series of Poker

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The 1985 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

Preliminary events[edit]

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$2,500 Ace to Five Draw Dick Carson $50,000 Ron Graham
$1,000 Limit Hold'em Johnny Chan $171,000 Lyle Berman
$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw Tommy Fischer $95,000 David "Chip" Reese
$1,000 No Limit Hold'em Rick Hamil $152,000 Al Emerson
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo John Lukas $74,500 Ralph Hoots
$1,000 Ace to Five Draw Mark Mitchell $63,500 Paul Fontaine
$500 Ladies' Seven Card Stud Rose Pifer $18,500 Kathy Hudson
$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston $85,000 David "Chip" Reese
$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha Zorn Smiljanic $105,000 Tom Jacobs
$1,000 Limit Omaha Tony Thang $55,000 Bill Bennett
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Harry Thomas $122,500 Artie Cobb
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Don Williams $85,500 Lou Axler
$1,000 Seven Card Razz Edwin Wyde $83,500 Art Youngblood

Main Event[edit]

There were 141 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament.

Final table[edit]

Place Name Prize
1st Bill Smith $700,000
2nd T. J. Cloutier $280,000
3rd Berry Johnston $140,000
4th Scott Mayfield $70,000
5th Hamid Dastmalchi $70,000
6th Jesse Alto $42,000

Other High Finishes[edit]

NB: This list is restricted to top 30 finishers with an existing Wikipedia entry.

Place Name Prize
7th Johnny Moss $42,000

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