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1991 World Series of Poker

Poker tournament series

The 1991 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe. The 1991 World Series featured a then-record 18 bracelet events.

1991 World Series of Poker Intro articles: 4

Preliminary events

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Joe Becker $119,400 Mel Judah
$2,500 No Limit Hold'em Doyle Brunson $208,000 Dan Stashkiw
$1,500 No Limit Hold'em Brent Carter $166,800 O'Neil Longson
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Thomas Chung $142,000 Mim Penney
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Artie Cobb $146,400 John Sears
$1,500 Ace to Five Draw Pat Flanagan $106,800 David Allred
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Mike Hart $106,200 James Richburg
$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Jay Heimowitz $126,000 John Bonetti
$1,500 Limit Omaha Paul Heinrich $92,000 Chris Hatzakos
$1,500 Limit Hold'em Max Linder $256,000 Eddie Schwettman
$2,500 Seven Card Stud Rodney H. Pardey $133,000 Don Williams
$5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw John Spadavecchia $58,500 Dewey Tomko
$2,500 Limit Hold'em Ron Stanley $203,000 Stavros Karabinas
$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha An Tran $87,600 Chris Björin
$500 Ladies' Seven Card Stud Donna Ward $28,200 Toni Brown
$5,000 Limit Hold'em Byron Wolford $210,000 Erik Seidel
$1,500 Razz Charles Wight $231,000 Steve Kopp

Main Event

There were 215 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament. This was the first Main Event to offer a top prize of $1,000,000.

Final table

Place Name Prize
1st Brad Daugherty $1,000,000
2nd Don Holt $402,500
3rd Bob Veltri $201,250
4th Don Williams $115,000
5th Perry Green $69,000
6th Ali Farsai $34,500

Other High Finishes

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

Place Name Prize
7th Hilbert Shirey $28,750
9th Donnacha O'Dea $17,250
10th Robert Turner $11,500
11th Jay Heimowitz $11,500
12th O'Neil Longson $11,500
13th Gabe Kaplan $11,500
15th Brent Carter $11,500
18th David Baxter $11,500
19th Hans Lund $9,200
21st Jason Lester $9,200
22nd Mike Hart $9,200
24th Mike Sexton $9,200
29th Bobby Baldwin $8,050