1976 World Series of Poker

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The 1976 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held in May 1976 at Binion's Horseshoe.[1]

Preliminary events[edit]

Event[2] Winner Prize Runner-up
$2,500 No Limit Hold'em Howard Andrew $28,000 Dewey Tomko
$1,000 No Limit Hold'em Howard Andrew $23,600 Al Ethier
$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw Doyle Brunson $80,250 Aubrey Day
$1,000 Ace to Five Draw Perry Green $68,300 Bill Orman
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Split Doc Green $12,750 Artie Cobb
$500 Seven Card Stud Johnny Moss $13,000 Hal Wilber
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Walter Smiley $35,000 Eric Drache

Main Event[edit]

There were 22 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the winner-take-all tournament. The 1976 Championship was the first WSOP Main Event to award the winner a gold bracelet along with the cash prize.

Final table[edit]

Place[2] Name Prize
1st Doyle Brunson $220,000
2nd Jesse Alto None
3rd Tommy Hufnagle None
4th Crandall Addington None
5th Bob Hooks None
6th Unknown None


  1. ^ 7th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1976
  2. ^ a b "7th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1976". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2010-08-27.