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1974 World Series of Poker

1974 WSOP Overview
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The 1974 World Series of Poker started on May 13 with the $10,000 Limit Seven-Card Stud. The Main Event was scheduled for May 18, the seventh event of the festival matching 1973's total.

WSOP Schedule
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#StartBuyinEvent
15/7$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw
25/9$10,000Limit Seven-Card Stud
35/10$1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
45/11$500No-Limit Hold 'Em
55/12$5,000Limit Five-Card Stud
65/13$1,000Limit Razz
75/15$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em

Main Event Final Table
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Final Table Results

FinishPlayerPrize
1stJohnny Moss$160,000
2ndCrandell Addington
3rdSailor Roberts
4thJesse Alto
5thSid Wyman
6thBob Hooks

Main Event Final Hand
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Johnny Moss reaches heads-up play for the third time in four years despite having publicly sworn off tournaments the previous year.

After all of the chips go in on the turn, Moss fades Crandell Addington's nine flush outs and walks away $160,000 richer.

Moss increases his record as the oldest player to win the WSOP Main Event to 66 years and 362 days, a record that still stands.

Addington will go on to a second runner-up finish in 1978.

Johnny Moss
3♥3♠
Crandell Addington
A♣2♣
Board
3♦9♣T♣Q♠9♦

Main Event Summary
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DateMay 18
Players16 (1 cashed)
WinnerJohnny Moss ($160,000, U.S.)
Runner-UpCrandell Addington ($0)
Money Bubble BoyCrandell Addington (2nd)
Last Champ StandingJohnny Moss (1st, $160,000)
Last Woman StandingN/A
Last Celebrity StandingN/A
In 50 CharactersMoss wins again at the record age of 66.

WSOP Wrapup
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Bill Boyd won the $5,000 Five-Card Stud to go a perfect four-for-four in Five-Card Stud events before the event was permanently shelved. His fourth bracelet tied him with Pearson for the career lead. Johnny Moss joined them by capturing the Main Event.

Jimmy Casella won the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud and the $1,000 Razz to become the second player to win consecutive events.

WSOP Results
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#BuyinEventWinnerPrizeEntriesHendon Link
1$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven DrawSailor Roberts$35,85016Hendon Link
2$10,000Limit Seven-Card StudJimmy Casella$41,2259Hendon Link
3$1,000No-Limit Hold 'EmAmarillo Slim Preston$11,10021Hendon Link
4$500No-Limit Hold 'EmDuane Hickman$10,54047
5$5,000Limit Five-Card StudBill Boyd$40,0008Hendon Link
6$1,000Limit RazzJimmy Casella$25,00036Hendon Link
7$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'EmJohnny Moss$160,00016Hendon Link

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