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. The 1985 Main Event final table featured two players, Berry Johnston and Hamid Dastmalchi, who would go on to win the Main Event in later years.

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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