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1975 World Series of Poker

1975 WSOP Overview
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The 1975 World Series of Poker started on May 13 with the $1,000 Seven-Card Stud. The Main Event was scheduled for May 17, the fifth event of the festival, a decrease of one from 1974.

For the Main Event, a new rule limits each day's play to eight hours.

WSOP Schedule
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#StartBuyinEvent
15/13$1,000Seven-Card Stud
25/14$1,000Seven-Card Razz
35/15$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw
45/16$1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
55/17$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em

A $1,000 No-Limit Hold 'Em scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on May 10th may have been canceled as no results are known.

Main Event Final Table
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Final Table Results

FinishPlayerPrize
1stSailor Roberts$210,000
2ndBob Hooks
3rdCrandell Addington
4thAubrey Day
5thunknown
6thJesse Alto

Main Event Final Hand
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Bryan "Sailor" Roberts may have preferred playing bridge, but the money brings him to Las Vegas for poker.

In 1975, he outduels 19 other competitors to get heads up against fellow Texan , building a sizable lead going into the deciding hand.

Hooks has over a 53% chance to win the hand when the money goes all in on the flop, but Roberts dodges the flush draw, straight draw, and runner-runner trip Nines for the title.

Hooks praises the champ by asserting, "A nicer guy couldn't have won."

Sailor Roberts
J♠J♥
Bob Hooks
J♣9♣
Board
7♥6♣2♣9♠T♥

Main Event Summary
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DateMay 17
Players21 (1 cashed)
WinnerSailor Roberts ($210,000, U.S.)
Runner-UpBob Hooks ($0)
Money Bubble BoyBob Hooks (2nd)
Last Champ Standingunknown (did not cash)
Last Woman StandingN/A
Last Celebrity StandingN/A
In 50 CharactersRoberts survives field of 21; dominates final day.

WSOP Wrapup
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Johnny Moss won the $1,000 Seven-Card Stud for his record fifth bracelet. He would remain alone atop the leader board for eighteen years.

Billy Baxter became the youngest WSOP bracelet by taking down the $5,000 No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw at age 34.

Of the 21 players who entered the Main Event, 19 were poker pros and two were amateurs. The new rule limiting each day's play to eight hours resulted in a record five-day long Main Event.

WSOP Results
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#BuyinEventWinnerPrizeEntriesHendon Link
1$1,000Seven-Card StudJohnny Moss$44,00044Hendon Link
2$1,000Seven-Card RazzSam Angel$17,00017Hendon Link
3$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven DrawBilly Baxter$35,0007Hendon Link
4$1,000No-Limit Hold 'EmJay Heimowitz$32,00032Hendon Link
5$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'EmSailor Roberts$210,00021Hendon Link

A $1,000 No-Limit Hold 'Em scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on May 10th may have been canceled as no results are known.

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