|1||5/12||$4,000||Limit Seven-Card Stud|
|3||5/14||$3,000||Limit Ace-to-Five Draw|
|4||5/15||$10,000||Limit Five-Card Stud|
|5||5/16||$1,000||No-Limit Hold 'Em|
|6||5/17||$3,000||No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw|
|7||5/18||$10,000||Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em|
Pearson works his way back and has about three-fourths of the chips before the final hand.
With an open-ended straight draw, Moss pushes all in on the flop, and Pearson makes the right call as his Ace-high holds up.
Because of the winner-take-all format, Moss leaves empty-handed, while Pearson wins $130,000 after 19 hours of play.
|Dates||May 18 to May 20|
|Players||13 (1 cashed)|
|Winner||Puggy Pearson ($130,000, U.S.)|
|Runner-Up||Johnny Moss ($0)|
|Money Bubble Boy||Johnny Moss (2nd)|
|Last Champ Standing||Johnny Moss (did not cash)|
|Last Woman Standing||N/A|
|Last Celebrity Standing||N/A|
|In 50 Characters||Pearson gets heads-up again but wins this time.|
Puggy Pearson became the first player to win three events in one WSOP, impressively taking home over two-thirds of the entire festival's prize money.
|1||$4,000||Limit Seven-Card Stud||Puggy Pearson||$28,000||8||Hendon Link|
|2||$1,000||Limit Razz||Sam Angel||$32,000||32||Hendon Link|
|3||$3,000||Limit Ace-to-Five Draw||Joe Bernstein||$21,000||7||Hendon Link|
|4||$10,000||Limit Five-Card Stud||Bill Boyd||$10,000||1||Hendon Link|
|5||$1,000||No-Limit Hold 'Em||Puggy Pearson||$17,000||17||Hendon Link|
|6||$3,000||No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw||Aubrey Day & Jack Straus (chop)||$16,500||11||Hendon Link|
|7||$10,000||Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em||Puggy Pearson||$130,000||13||Hendon Link|
The $3,000 No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw resulted in the only official chop in WSOP history. The New York Times said on page 39 of its May 19, 1973 edition, "The two men [Aubrey Day and Jack Straus] finally decided to call it a tie at 9 a.m. yesterday morning after about 20 hours of head-to‐head play with about $18,000 each so that Straus could get some sleep before going into the final."