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1990 World Series of Poker

The 1990 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

1990 World Series of Poker Intro articles: 3

Preliminary events

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$1,500 Limit Hold'em Mike Hart $252,000 Mel Judah
$1,500 Razz Ray Rumler $111,600 Robert Turner
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Norm Boulus $108,600 Wally Caldwell
$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Monte Kouz $113,400 Herb Chessler
$1,500 Limit Omaha Tony Stormzand $106,800 Jack Green
$1,500 Ace to Five Draw Phil Reher $124,200 Al Kudelka
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Vasilis Lazarou $158,400 Steve Metz
$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Shawqui Shunnarah $113,400 Austin Scott
$5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw John Bonetti $83,250 Milton Butts
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Hugh Todd $168,000 Keith Sexton
$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston $142,000 O'Neil Longson
$2,500 Limit Hold'em Berry Johnston $254,000 Hal Kant
$2,500 No Limit Hold'em Allen Baker $280,000 Freddy Deeb
$500 Ladies' Seven Card Stud Marie Gabert $22,000 Jenny Kaye

Main Event

There were 194 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament. For the first time since the 1984 WSOP Main Event, the final table had nine players. On the third day of the tournament, Stu Ungar was found unconscious on the floor of his hotel room from a drug overdose. However, he had such a chip lead that even when the dealers kept taking his blinds out every orbit, Ungar still made the final table and finished ninth pocketing $25,050.[1]

Final table

Place Name Prize
1st Mansour Matloubi $835,000
2nd Hans Lund $334,000
3rd Dave Crunkleton $167,000
4th Jim Ward $91,850
5th Berry Johnston $75,150
6th Al Krux $58,450
7th Rod Peate $50,100
8th John Bonetti $33,400
9th Stu Ungar $25,050

Other High Finishes

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

Place Name Prize
13th Bobby Hoff $12,500
17th Mel Judah $12,500
19th Perry Green $10,000
20th Mickey Appleman $10,000
24th Tom Franklin $10,000
26th Humberto Brenes $8,050
28th Artie Cobb $7,500

1990 World Series of Poker Preliminary events articles: 17


  1. ^ Alex Williams (June 26, 2005), "The Boy King Has Left the Table", The New York Times