Jesse Alto d. 1998 [age 71] (b. 1/1/1927) Eight WSOP Main Event Top 9 finishes: 1974 4th, 1975 6th, 1976 2nd, 1978 5th for $21,000, 1984 2nd for $132,000, 1985 6th for $42,000, 1986 4th for $62,700, & 1988 9th for $21,000. Seniors Poker Hall of Fame 1996. Wikipedia | WSOP.com | Hendon
$2,500 Seven-Card Stud Split (Event #12, began 5/2)
Matt Damon Plays WSOP Main Event Doyle Brunson coolers him on first day with pocket aces over pocket kings. Fellow actor Ed Norton also competes.
Jack Keller Last Champ Standing in Main Event Exits in 22nd place for $25,000.
Susie Isaacs Finishes Tenth as Last Woman Standing in the WSOP Main Event Two-time Ladies Champ collects $40,000, outlasting Kathy Liebert by seven places .
Scotty Nguyen Wins 1998 WSOP Main Event Defeats field of 350, including Kevin McBride heads up, for $1,000,000 and second bracelet. The majority of the players qualified via supersatellite, including McBride, or single-table satellite, including Nguyen.
$10,000 Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em (Event #21, began 5/11)
Rounders Open in Movie Theaters SPOILER ALERT: Mike McDermott's final line: "First prize at the World Series of Poker is a million bucks. Does it have my name on it? I don't know. But, I'm gonna find out."
Ted Binion d. 1998 [age 54] (b. 11/28/1943) Benny Binion's son became the casino manager of the Horseshoe in 1964. Won both 1983 and 1985 Employee events, which are not considered official bracelets here. His sensational death is one of the main threads in James McManus's "Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker". Obituary | Wikipedia
Stu Ungar d. 1998 [age 45] (b. 9/8/1953) 1980, 1981, & 1997 WSOP Main Event winner ($365,000, $375,000, & $1,000,000). 1990 WSOP Main Event 9th place ($25,050). Two other bracelets: 1981 $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Draw ($95,000) & 1983 $5,000 Seven-Card Stud ($110,000). Four bracelets from 1980 to 1989 were the most of any player in the decade. Poker Hall of Fame 2001. Wikipedia | WSOP.com | Hendon