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1990 World Series of Poker

1990 WSOP Overview
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The 1990 World Series of Poker started on April 30 with the $1,500 Limit Hold 'Em. The Main Event was scheduled to run for four days starting on May 14, the 15th event of the festival, an increase of one from 1989.

WSOP Schedule
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#StartBuyinEvent
14/30$1,500Limit Hold 'Em
25/1$1,500Seven-Card Razz
35/2$1,500Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo
45/3$1,500Omaha 8 or Better
55/4$1,500Limit Omaha
65/5$1,500Limit Ace-to-Five Draw
75/6$1,500Seven-Card Stud
85/7$1,500Pot-Limit Omaha
95/8$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw
105/9$5,000Seven-Card Stud
115/10$5,000Pot-Limit Omaha
125/11$2,500Limit Hold 'Em
135/12$2,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
145/13$500Women's Seven-Card Stud
155/14$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em

Main Event Final Table
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Final Table Results

FinishPlayerPrize
1stMansour Matloubi$895,000
2ndHans Lund$334,000
3rdDave Crunkleton$167,000
4thJim Ward$91,850
5thBerry Johnston$75,150
6thAl Krux$58,450
7thRod Peate$50,100
8thJohn Bonetti$33,400
9thStu Ungar$25,050

Main Event Final Hand
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Four hours earlier, Hans Lund called an all in on the flop with top pair, top kicker but ran into Mansour Matloubi's overpair. Then he hit his five-outer on the turn and was one card away from winning the tournament when Matloubi rivered his two-outer. Lund worked his way almost back to even then fell far behind again.

He pushes all in with a pair of Fours, but when Matloubi calls and shows a pair of Sixes, the short stack is a four-to-one underdog to survive. No help comes from the board.

Matloubi becomes the first foreigner to win the WSOP Main Event, pocketing $895,000. Lund has to settle for $334,000.

Mansour Matloubi
6♥6♠
Hans Lund
4♦4♣
Board
8♣Q♣2♥K♦2♣

Main Event Summary
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DateMay 14
Players194 (36 cashed)
WinnerMansour Matloubi ($895,000, England)
Runner-UpHans Lund ($334,000)
Final Table Bubble BoyRod Peate (7th, $50,100)
Money Bubble Boyunknown (37th)
Last Champ StandingBerry Johnston (5th, $75,150)
Last Woman Standingunknown (did not cash)
Last Celebrity Standingunknown (did not cash)
In 50 CharactersMatloubi becomes first non-American champion.

WSOP Wrapup
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Iranian-British poker pro Mansour Matloubi became the first foreigner to win the Main Event.

Amarillo Slim Preston won his fourth and final bracelet in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.

Mansour Matloubi won the first WSOP bracelet for Wales.

WSOP Results
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#BuyinEventWinnerPrizeEntriesHendon Link
1$1,500Limit Hold 'EmMike Hart$252,000420Hendon Link
2$1,500Seven-Card RazzRay Rumler$111,600186Hendon Link
3$1,500Seven-Card Stud Hi/LoNorm Boulus$108,600181Hendon Link
4$1,500Omaha 8 or BetterMonte Kouz$113,400189Hendon Link
5$1,500Limit OmahaTony Stormzand$106,800178Hendon Link
6$1,500Limit Ace-to-Five DrawPhil Reher$124,200207Hendon Link
7$1,500Seven-Card StudVasilis Lazarou$158,400264Hendon Link
8$1,500Pot-Limit OmahaShawqui Shunnarah$113,400189Hendon Link
9$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven DrawJohn Bonetti$83,25037Hendon Link
10$5,000Seven-Card StudHugh Todd$168,00084Hendon Link
11$5,000Pot-Limit OmahaAmarillo Slim Preston$142,00071Hendon Link
12$2,500Limit Hold 'EmBerry Johnston$254,000254Hendon Link
13$2,500No-Limit Hold 'EmAllen Baker$280,000258Hendon Link
14$500Women's Seven-Card StudMarie Gabert$22,000110Hendon Link
15$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'EmMansour Matloubi$835,000194Hendon Link

Further Reading
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