World Series of Poker – 1973

The idea of a World Series of Poker began in 1969 with an event called the Texas Gambling Reunion. It was an invitational event sponsored by Tom Moore of San Antonio, Texas, and held at the Holiday Hotel and Casino in Reno. This inaugural event was won by Crandell Addington. The set of tournaments that the World Series of Poker (WSOP) would evolve into was the brainchild of Las Vegas casino owner and poker player Benny Binion. In 1970, the first WSOP at Binion’s Horseshoe took place as a series of cash games that included five-card stud, deuce to seven low-ball draw, razz, seven-card stud, and Texas hold ’em. The format for the Main Event as a freeze-out Texas hold ’em game came the next year. The winner in 1970, Johnny Moss, was elected by his peers as the first World Champion of Poker and received a silver cup as a prize.

Final Table –
1st Walter “Puggy” Pearson $130,000
2nd Johnny Moss
3rd Jack Straus
4th Bobby Brazil
5th Bob Hooks
6th Brian “Sailor” Roberts

World Series of Poker 2013 – Final Table Livecoverage, Episodes 1-4

These nine, comprising the ‘2013 November Nine’ have $26,662,046 of prize money to play for, including $8,359,531 for first place – plus the most bling-tastic WSOP gold bracelet ever awarded, and the title of reigning world champion. The Main Event featured 6,352 entries in 2013, creating a $59,708,800 prize pool. The WSOP awarded over $197 million in 2013.




40 Years of WSOP

Take a trip down memory lane as we explore the origins of the tournament we love so much. Here we visit its humble beginnings of the Binions poker room, and talk to some of the greats who were there when it all began.

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WSOP 2013 Poker Moments: Can You See A Bluff?

Well, Timoshenko saw a bluff here. This poker hand occurred during 2013 WSOP day 4 of Main Event between poker pro Y. Timoshenko and an amateur poker player Vimy Ha. This hand is full of subtlety, excellent hand reading and overall poker goodness. Study this hand to understand what to look for when determining if your opponent is bluffing you.