John Monnette , b. Palmdale, CA as John Edward Monnette Four bracelets: 2011 $2,500 8-Game Mix ($278,144), 2012 $5,000 Seven-Card Stud ($190,826), 2017 $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Draw ($256,610), & 2021 $10,000 Limit Hold 'Em ($245,680). Wikipedia | WSOP.com | Hendon
Jon Turner , b. Winston-Salem, NC Author of "Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time" book series; Almost 100 WSOP cashes and 13 WSOP final tables, including 2011 $1,000 No-Limit Hold 'Em 3rd place ($274,005). WSOP.com | Hendon
David Sklansky Wins $1,000 Limit Draw High With Joker for Second Bracelet of Year Defeats field of 31 for $15,500 one week after teaming up with Dani Kelly for the $800 Mixed Doubles title (splitting $17,600).
$1,000 Limit Draw High with Joker (Event #7, began 5/7)
Doyle Brunson Becomes First Player to Win Over $1,000,000 at WSOP Texas Dolly's $14,625 for third place finish in the $2,500 Ace-to-Five Draw pushes his career World Series of Poker winnings into seven digits.
Bingo Palace Runs Satellite for Main Event Eric Drache may have informally created the first satellite by convincing a table of players at the Horseshoe, but the Bingo Palace Casino advertised the first real satellite tournament in the May 6 Las Vegas Review-Journal, promising to turn one player's $100 entry into a ticket to the Main Event. They held a second satellite the day before the Main Event began.
Record 202 Players Enter $1,000 Limit Hold 'Em First WSOP tournament to top 200 players, breaking the record of 180 set by the 1981 running of the same event.
Dennis Zervos Becomes First Foreigner to Cash in WSOP Greek finishes 3rd in the $1,000 Limit Hold 'Em for $20,200. [England's Barry Clayton and the Philippines's Noli Francisco both made the money later in the same week.]
Two Former Main Event Champs Reach 9-Player Final Table for Third Straight Year Doyle Brunson, Last Champ Standing, finishes fourth for $52,000, while Sailor Roberts exits eighth for $20,800. [In addition, future champ Berry Johnson (1986) finishes third.]
Jack Straus Wins 1982 WSOP Main Event Defeats field of 104, including Dewey Tomko heads up, for $520,000 after recovering from being down to a single chip. https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/4446-wsop-history-1982-recap
$10,000 Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em (Event #14, began 5/22)