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1991 World Series of Poker

1991 WSOP Overview
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The 1991 World Series of Poker started on April 26 with the $1,500 Seven-Card Razz. The Main Event was scheduled to run for four days starting on May 13, the 18th event of the festival, an increase of three from 1990.

WSOP Schedule
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14/26$1,500Seven-Card Razz
24/27$5,000Limit Hold 'Em
34/28$500Women's Seven-Card Stud
44/29$1,500Pot-Limit Omaha
54/30$2,500Limit Hold 'Em
65/1$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw
75/2$2,500Seven-Card Stud
85/3$1,500Limit Hold 'Em
95/4$1,500Limit Omaha
105/5$5,000Pot-Limit Omaha
115/6$1,500Seven-Card Stud Split
125/7$1,500Limit Ace-to-Five Draw
135/8$1,500Seven-Card Stud
145/9$5,000Seven-Card Stud
155/10$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
165/11$2,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
175/12$1,500Omaha 8 or Better
185/13$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em

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

Main Event Final Hand
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Inspired by Doyle Brunson's second consecutive Main Event win in 1977, Brad Daugherty moved to Reno a couple years later, became a poker dealer, and then a full-time poker player a decade later. He cashed in Stud events at the WSOP four straight years, including 1991, and entered the Main Event with help from Huck Seed.

Don Holt makes a very loose limp-call from the button preflop. Continuing the bluff, he moves all in with just an inside straight draw on the flop but is picked off by Daugherty and his top pair.

Daugherty becomes the first million-dollar winner in poker tournament history, while Holt earns $402,500.

Brad Daugherty
Don Holt

Main Event Summary
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DateMay 13
Players215 (36 cashed)
WinnerBrad Daugherty ($1,000,000, U.S.)
Runner-UpDon Holt ($402,500)
Final Table Bubble BoyHilbert Shirey (7th, $28,750)
Money Bubble Boyunknown (37th)
Last Champ StandingBilly Baldwin (29th, $8,050)
Last Woman Standingunknown (did not cash)
Last Celebrity StandingGabe Kaplan (13th, $11,500)
In 50 CharactersDaugherty captures first million dollar prize.

WSOP Wrapup
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Brad Daugherty became the first million-dollar winner in poker tournament history.

Mim Penney finished second in the $5,000 Seven-Card Stud to win a WSOP women's record $88,750 and become the first female to surpass $100,000 in World Series of Poker winnings in her career (and in a single year having finished 6th in the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud for $14,640).

Doyle Brunson won the $2,500 No-Limit Hold 'Em for his seventh bracelet, just two behind Johnny Moss.

WSOP Results
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#BuyinEventWinnerPrizeEntriesHendon Link
1$1,500Seven-Card RazzCharles Wight$92,400154Hendon Link
2$5,000Limit Hold 'EmByron Wolford$210,000105Hendon Link
3$500Women's Seven-Card StudDonna Ward$28,200141Hendon Link
4$1,500Pot-Limit OmahaAn Tran$87,600146Hendon Link
5$2,500Limit Hold 'EmRon Stanley$203,000202Hendon Link
6$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven DrawJohn Spadavecchia$58,50026Hendon Link
7$2,500Seven-Card StudRodney Pardey$133,000133Hendon Link
8$1,500Limit Hold 'EmMax Linder$256,000427Hendon Link
9$1,500Limit OmahaPaul Heinrich$92,000154Hendon Link
10$5,000Pot-Limit OmahaJay Heimowitz$126,00063Hendon Link
11$1,500Seven-Card Stud SplitMike Hart$106,200177Hendon Link
12$1,500Limit Ace-to-Five DrawPat Flanagan$106,800178Hendon Link
13$1,500Seven-Card StudArtie Cobb$148,400245Hendon Link
14$5,000Seven-Card StudThomas Chung$142,00071Hendon Link
15$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmBrent Carter$166,800271Hendon Link
16$2,500No-Limit Hold 'EmDoyle Brunson$208,000208Hendon Link
17$1,500Omaha 8 or BetterJoseph Becker$119,400198Hendon Link
18$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'EmBrad Daugherty$1,000,000215Hendon Link

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