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 a satellite tournament. Donnacha O'Dea was the first foreign player ever to place in the money at the WSOP.
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2 Rod Peate
Rod Peate is a poker player from Portland, OregonMore
4 Donnacha O'Dea
Donnacha "The Don" O'Dea is an Irish professional poker player. In his youth, he was a swimmer, and represented Ireland in the 1968 Olympics. He was also the first Irish swimmer to swim 100m in less than one minute. His parents were actors Denis O'Dea and Siobhán McKenna.More
5 John Holmes Jenkins
John Holmes Jenkins III (1940–1989) was an American historian, antiquarian bookseller, publisher, and poker player.More