David Spanier d. 2000 [age 67] (b. 4/30/1932) Wrote 1977 book, "Total Poker", which includes many stories, some about the 1973 WSOP Main Event. Wrote the first national poker column (England). Obituary
$500 Dealers Tournament - Limit Hold 'Em (Event #1, began 4/22)
Huck Seed Wins $1,500 Razz for Third Bracelet Defeats field of 129 for $77,400. Between the first and second days, Seed started playing the next tournament ($3,000 Pot-Limit Hold 'Em) and was still alive in both when Tournament Director Chuck Thompson told him it wasn't allowed because the tournaments used the same chips.
Phil Hellmuth Last Champ Standing in Main Event Exits in 64th place, 19 spots out of the money.
Kathy Liebert Leads After Day 2 of WSOP Main Event With 45 players remaining, Liebert's 283,500 chips make her the second woman to lead after any day of a Main Event (Vera Richmond, Day 1 in 1981).
Annie Duke Finishes Tenth as Last Woman Standing in WSOP Main Event Bubbles the final table while in her ninth month of pregnancy and earns $52,160 to become the leading female money winner in WSOP history.
Chris Ferguson Wins 2000 WSOP Main Event Defeats field of 512 for record $1,500,000 and his second bracelet of the year. T.J. Cloutier finishes second for $896,500 fifteen years after also finishing second and becomes the all-time WSOP money leader.
$10,000 Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em (Event #24, began 5/15)