1983 World Series of Poker

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The 1983 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held from May 9 to May 12, 1983, at Binion's Horseshoe.[1]

Preliminary events[edit]

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$2,500 Ace to Five Draw David Angel $46,250 Mike Cox
$1,500 No Limit Hold'em David Baxter $145,500 Richard Klamian
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Split Artie Cobb $52,000 David Singer
$800 Mixed Doubles Jim Doman & Donna Doman $10,000 Unknown
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Ken Flaton $62,000 Stu Ungar
$500 Ladies' Seven Card Stud Carolyn Gardner $16,000 Kim Bye
$1,000 No Limit Hold'em Buster Jackson $124,000 Rick Hamil
$2,500 Match Play Berry Johnston $40,000 Ray Zee
$1,000 Seven Card Razz John Lukas $43,000 Buddy McIntosh
$1,000 Limit Hold'em Tom McEvoy $117,000 Donnacha O'Dea
$1,000 Limit Omaha David Sklansky $25,500 Perry Green
$1,000 Ace to Five Draw Don Todd $49,500 Richard Stone
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Stu Ungar $110,000 Dewey Tomko

Main Event[edit]

There were 108 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament. Doyle Brunson fell just short in his attempt to win the main event for what would have been a record-tying third time when he finished third. Rod Peate and Tom McEvoy went on to play the longest heads-up match in World Series history until 2006. The match lasted over seven hours. McEvoy emerged victorious becoming the first player to win the main event via satellite. Donnacha O'Dea was the first foreign player ever to place in the money at the WSOP.[2]

Final table[edit]

Place Name Prize
1st Tom McEvoy $540,000
2nd Rod Peate $216,000
3rd Doyle Brunson $108,000
4th Carl McKelvey $54,000
5th Robert Geers $54,000
6th Donnacha O'Dea $43,200
7th 'Austin Squatty' John Jenkins $21,600
8th R.R. Pennington $21,600
9th George Huber $21,600

Notes[edit]