Marsha Waggoner Last Woman Standing in WSOP Main Event Finishes 12th for $33,920 and becomes the first two-time Last Woman Standing.
Stu Ungar Wins 1997 WSOP Main Event Defeats field of 312, including John Strzemp heads up, for $1,000,000, third Main Event crown, and fifth bracelet as the Main Event final table is contested outside for the only time. Ungar becomes the second player to top $2,000,000 in WSOP winnings, now trailing only Johnny Chan on the all-time list.
$10,000 Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em (Event #21, began 5/12)
Bill Boyd d. 1997 [age 91] (b. 1/27/1906) Four bracelets: every WSOP Five-Card Stud event from 1971 to 1974, leading to the discontinuation of the event. Poker Hall of Fame 1981 & Seniors Poker Hall of Fame 1995. Obituary | Wikipedia | WSOP.com | Hendon