Vanessa Rousso , b. White Plains, NY as Vanessa Ashley Rousso 2 final tables. 1 World Poker Tour title. 3rd place in 2015 season of "Big Brother" television series. Wikipedia | WSOP.com | Hendon
Maria Ho , b. Taipei, Taiwan Last Woman Standing a record three times: 2007 WSOP Main Event (38th for $237,865), 2014 (77th for $85,812) & 2020 (22nd U.S. [~43rd in a non-split year] for $35,194). Second most cashes among women, behind only Kathy Liebert. Women in Poker Hall of Fame 2018. Wikipedia | WSOP.com | Hendon
Ken Flaton Defeats Huey, Dewey, and Stuey for First Bracelet New Jersey accountant defeats field of 124 in $1,000 Limit Seven-Card Stud for $62,000, with his final three opponents being Hugh Neville Todd (4th for $7,440), Dewey Tomko (3rd for $12,400), and Stu Ungar (2nd for $24,800).
$1,000 Limit Seven-Card Stud (Event #5, began 4/29)
Stu Ungar Wins $5,000 Seven-Card Stud for Fourth Bracelet Defeats field of 44, including Dewey Tomko heads up, for $110,000 to join Doyle Brunson in the WSOP Millionaire Club. [His decade-leading fourth bracelet of the 1980s would not be caught, with Billy Baxter, Tom McEvoy, Don Williams, Johnny Chan, and David Sklansky each falling one short.]
$5,000 Limit Seven-Card Stud (Event #6, began 5/1)
Official Main Event Odds Posted Although bookies have taken action on who would win past WSOP Main Events, this year the WSOP gave both El Cortez and Poker World the green light to post odds and accept bets. Bobby Baldwin is the favorite at 10-1 at El Cortez (16-1 at Vegas World), followed by Doyle Brunson at 12-1 (18-1), and Jack Straus at 12-2 (22-1).
Donnacha O'Dea Becomes First Foreigner to Reach Final Table of WSOP Main Event Irishman begins 9-player final table sixth in chips and exits in the same place for $43,200.
Tom McEvoy Wins 1983 WSOP Main Event Defeats field of 108, including Rod Peate heads up, for $540,000 and second bracelet of year as he becomes first Main Event champion who qualified in a satellite tournament. Doyle Brunson is Last Champ Standing and Top 4 for the fifth time in eight years, exiting third for $108,000, half of Peate's prize.
$10,000 Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em (Event #15, began 5/16)
George Danzer , b. Sao Paulo, Brazil Four bracelets: 2014 $10,000 Razz ($294,792), 2014 $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo ($352,696), 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific A$5,000 8-Game Mix (A$84,600), & 2016 $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo ($338,646). Wikipedia | WSOP.com | Hendon
Leo Margets , b. Barcelona, Spain Last Woman Standing in 2009 WSOP Main Event (27th for $352,832). Won 2021 $1,500 Closer No-Limit Hold 'Em ($376,850). First Spanish woman to win a bracelet. WSOP.com | Hendon