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1984 World Series of Poker

The 1984 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

1984 World Series of Poker Intro articles: 3

Preliminary events

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$1,000 No Limit Hold'em Dick Albano $117,000 Bobby Hoff
$1,500 No Limit Hold'em Todd Baur $133,500 Dean Williams
$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha William Bennett $84,000 David Sklansky
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Split Norman Berliner $50,000 David Holzderber
$1,000 Ace to Five Draw Paul Fontaine $54,500 David Baxter
$1,000 Seven Card Razz Mike Hart $40,000 David Singer
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Jack Keller $137,500 Harry Thomas
$1,000 Employee Event - No Limit Hold'em Sandy Stupak $14,000 Unknown
$1,000 Limit Hold'em Bob Martinez $135,000 Jerry Todd
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Mike Schneiberg $65,000 Norman Jay
$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw Dewey Tomko $105,000 Sam Angel
$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Dewey Tomko $135,000 Roger Moore
$500 Ladies' Seven Card Stud Karen Wolfson $15,500 Marsha Waggoner

Main Event

There were 132 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament. The 1984 Main Event was the first of three consecutive final table appearances for Jesse Alto.

Final table

Place Name Prize
1st Jack Keller $660,000
2nd Byron "Cowboy" Wolford $264,000
3rd Jesse Alto $132,000
4th David Chew $66,000
5th Rick Hamill $66,000
6th Curtis Skinner $52,800
7th Mike Allen $26,400
8th Howard Andrew $26,400
9th Rusty La Page $26,400
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