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1977 World Series of Poker

1977 WSOP Overview
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The 1977 World Series of Poker started on April 28. The Main Event was scheduled for May 10, the 13th event of the festival, an increase of five from 1976.

WSOP Schedule
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#StartBuyinEvent
14/17$500Ace-to-Five Draw
24/19$500Limit Ace-to-Five Draw
34/21$500Limit Razz
44/23$5,000Limit Seven-Card Razz
54/24$1,000Seven-Card Stud Split
64/26$500Seven-Card Stud
74/28$5,000Seven-Card Stud
84/29$10,000Deuce-to-Seven Draw
94/30$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
105/2$100Women's Seven-Card Stud
115/4$10,000Seven-Card Stud Split
125/5$1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
135/9$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em

Except for the Main Event, the exact dates and order of events are unknown.

Main Event Final Table
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Final Table Results

FinishPlayerPrize
1stDoyle Brunson$340,000
2ndGary Berland
3rdMilo Jacobson
4thAndy Moore
5thBob Hooks
6thunknown

Main Event Final Hand
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Doyle Brunson begins heads-up play trailing again, works his way into the chip lead again, and gets dealt Ten-Deuce offsuit again.

After limping in pre-flop, Brunson checks behind on the flop as Gary Berland slowplays his two pairs. The turn changes things though, and when Berland raises all-in, he is down to four outs to survive.

Instead, Brunson caps off his second straight Main Event with a full house, Tens over Twos.

Berland will end his career with five bracelets, all in Razz and Stud, but will never take down the Main Event.

Doyle Brunson
T♠2♥
Gary Berland
8♥5♣
Board
T♦8♠5♥2♣T♣

Main Event Summary
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DateMay 10
Players34 (1 cashed)
WinnerDoyle Brunson ($340,000, U.S.)
Runner-UpGary Berland ($0)
Money Bubble BoyGary Berland (2nd)
Last Champ StandingDoyle Brunson (1st, $340,000)
Last Woman StandingN/A
Last Celebrity StandingN/A
In 50 CharactersBrunson wins with Ten-Deuce on final hand again.

WSOP Wrapup
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Doyle Brunson won the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo and his second consecutive Main Event, becoming the first player to win back-to-back Main Events (Johnny Moss had won his first championship by vote).

Bobby Baldwin won the $10,000 No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw and the $5,000 Seven-Card Stud to become the youngest WSOP bracelet holder (approximately 27 years old).

Just eight days later, Jeff Sandow crushed Baldwin's record, winning the $500 Seven-Card Stud at age 23.

Jackie McDaniel won the inaugural $100 Ladies Championship, which set an all-time record for any WSOP event with 93 players.

WSOP Results
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#BuyinEventWinnerPrizeEntriesHendon Link
1$500Ace-to-Five DrawBilly Allen$10,80036Hendon Link
2$500Limit Ace-to-Five DrawPerry Green$10,00020Hendon Link
3$500Limit RazzGary Berland$6,30021Hendon Link
4$5,000Limit Seven-Card RazzRichard Schwartz$25,0005Hendon Link
5$1,000Seven-Card Stud SplitFats Morgan$10,80018Hendon Link
6$500Seven-Card StudJeff Sandow$11,40038Hendon Link
7$5,000Seven-Card StudBobby Baldwin$44,00011Hendon Link
8$10,000Deuce-to-Seven DrawBobby Baldwin$80,00011Hendon Link
9$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmLouis Hunsucker$34,20038Hendon Link
10$100Women's Seven-Card StudJackie McDaniel$5,58093Hendon Link
11$10,000Seven-Card Stud SplitDoyle Brunson$52,5007Hendon Link
12$1,000No-Limit Hold 'EmGeorge Huber$33,00055Hendon Link
13$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'EmDoyle Brunson$340,00034Hendon Link

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