1999 World Series of Poker

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The 1999 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

Preliminary events[edit]

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$1,500 Limit Hold'em Charles Brahmi $338,000 John Bonetti
$1,500 Razz Paul Clark $84,610 Simon Zhang
$2,500 Limit Hold'em John Esposito $219,225 Mimi Tran
$2,500 Seven Card Stud David Grey $199,000 Eli Balas
$2,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/Rebuys Hassan Kamoei $173,000 Norbert Hoelting
$2,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Ron Long $170,000 Brian Nadell
$2,500 No Limit Hold'em Eric Holum $283,975 Ted Forrest
$2,500 Limit Omaha Tom Franklin $104,000 Erik Alps
$2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Steve Badger $186,000 Larry Anderson
$3,000 Limit Hold'em Josh Arieh $202,800 Humberto Brenes
$3,500 No Limit Hold'em Mike Matusow $265,475 Alex Brenes
$3,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Layne Flack $224,400 Matt Lefkowitz
$5,000 Limit Hold'em Eli Balas $220,000 Annie Duke
$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Mike Wattel $134,865 Ed Smith
$1,000 Ladies' Seven Card Stud Christina Pie $34,000 LaVonne Joyce

Main Event[edit]

There were 393 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament. At the 1999 Main Event final table, Huck Seed was attempting to become a two-time World Champion. His attempt fell short as he was eliminated in sixth place.

Final table[edit]

Name Number of chips
(percentage of total)
WSOP
Bracelets*
WSOP
Cashes*
WSOP
Earnings*
Republic of Ireland Noel Furlong 1,544,000 (39.2%) 0 2 $70,785
United States Alan Goehring 828,000 (21.0%) 0 2 $68,005
Republic of Ireland Padraig Parkinson 674,000 (17.1%) 0 0 0
United States Huck Seed 402,000 (10.2%) 2 14 $1,447,144
United States Chris Bigler 319,000 (8.1%) 0 0 0
United States Erik Seidel 167,000 (4.2%) 4 20 $1,297,646

*Career statistics prior to the beginning of the 1999 Main Event.

Final table results[edit]

Place Name Prize
1st Noel Furlong $1,000,000
2nd Alan Goehring $768,625
3rd Padraig Parkinson $489,125
4th Erik Seidel $279,500
5th Chris Bigler $212,420
6th Huck Seed $167,700

Other High Finishes[edit]

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

Place Name Prize
12th Randy Holland $44,720
16th James Van Alstyne $33,540
19th John Hennigan $27,950
21st Hal Kant $27,950

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