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1993 World Series of Poker

1993 WSOP Overview
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The 1993 World Series of Poker started on April 20 with the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud. The Main Event was scheduled to run for four days starting on May 10, the 21st event of the festival, an increase of one from 1992.

WSOP Schedule
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14/20$1,500Seven-Card Stud
24/21$2,500Seven-Card Stud
34/22$2,500Omaha 8 or Better
44/23$1,500Limit Hold 'Em
54/24$1,500Seven-Card Razz
64/25$1,500Omaha 8 or Better
74/26$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
84/27$1,500Limit Omaha
94/27$1,000Women's Seven-Card Stud
104/28$1,500Limit Ace-to-Five Draw
114/29$1,500Seven-Card Stud Split
124/30$2,500Hold 'Em Pot-Limit
135/1$2,500Pot-Limit Omaha
145/2$2,500Limit Hold 'Em
155/3$1,500Hold 'Em Pot-Limit
165/4$1,500Pot-Limit Omaha
175/6$5,000Seven-Card Stud
185/7$2,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
195/8$5,000Limit Hold 'Em
205/9$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw
215/10$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em

Main Event Final Hand
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Glenn Cozen is on a short stack but ahead of John Bonetti with three players remaining when he is dealt pocket Sixes. When a third Six hits on the flop, he slowplays his well-hidden monster and lets Bonetti do all of the betting with his top pair, top kicker.

That still leaves him short as heads-up play begins, and just three hands later, he shoves all in preflop with rags. Jim Bechtel calls with a better but still bad hand. The board misses everything, letting him win with a mere Jack-high, the worst final winning hand in WSOP Main Event history.

Bechtel, who finished sixth in the 1988 Main Event, collects $1,000,000, while Cozen earns $420,000.

Jim Bechtel
Glenn Cozen

Main Event Summary
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DatesMay 10 to May 13
Players220 (27 cashed)
WinnerJim Bechtel ($1,000,000, U.S.)
Runner-UpGlenn Cozen ($420,000)
Final Table Bubble BoyThomas Kreilein (7th, $31,200)
Money Bubble Boyunknown (28th)
Last Champ StandingMansour Matloubi (4th, $120,000)
Last Woman StandingMarsha Waggoner (19th, $12,000)
Last Celebrity Standingunknown (did not cash)
In 50 CharactersArizona cotton farmer 11th '86, 6th '88, 1st '93.

WSOP Wrapup
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Humberto Brenes had a great year winning two bracelets, but Phil Hellmuth and Ted Forrest both did him one better, matching Puggy Pearson's one-year record of three. Hellmuth's wins were all in Hold 'Em, while Forrest prevailed in Razz, Omaha 8 or Better, and Seven-Card Stud. Both players won consecutive events.

Brenes became the first player from Costa Rica to win a WSOP bracelet.

A record eight women entered the Main Event, including Teresa McMillan who outlasted her husband Ron as they became the first married couple to play in the same Main Event.

For the first time, two women cashed in the Main Event -- Wendeen Eolis (20th) and Marsha Waggoner (19th) both collected $12,000.

WSOP Results
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#BuyinEventWinnerPrizeEntriesHendon Link
1$1,500Seven-Card StudRobert Turner$103,800173Hendon Link
2$2,500Seven-Card StudMarty Sigel$113,000113Hendon Link
3$2,500Omaha 8 or BetterErik Seidel$94,00094Hendon Link
4$1,500Limit Hold 'EmHugo Mieth$220,800383Hendon Link
5$1,500Seven-Card RazzTed Forrest$77,400129Hendon Link
6$1,500Omaha 8 or BetterTed Forrest$120,000200Hendon Link
7$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmPhil Hellmuth$161,400284Hendon Link
8$1,500Limit OmahaJack Keller$61,800103Hendon Link
9$1,000Women's Seven-Card StudPhyllis Kessler$32,80082Hendon Link
10$1,500Limit Ace-to-Five DrawChau Giang$207,000138Hendon Link
11$1,500Seven-Card Stud SplitGene Fisher$113,400189Hendon Link
12$2,500Hold 'Em Pot-LimitHamid Dastmalchi$114,000114Hendon Link
13$2,500Pot-Limit OmahaHumberto Brenes$128,000128Hendon Link
14$2,500Limit Hold 'EmHumberto Brenes$149,000149Hendon Link
15$1,500Hold 'Em Pot-LimitJohn Bonetti$122,400204Hendon Link
16$1,500Pot-Limit OmahaBuddy Bonnecaze$83,400139Hendon Link
17$5,000Seven-Card StudTed Forrest$114,00057Hendon Link
18$2,500No-Limit Hold 'EmPhil Hellmuth$173,000173Hendon Link
19$5,000Limit Hold 'EmPhil Hellmuth$138,00069Hendon Link
20$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven DrawBilly Baxter$130,50058Hendon Link
21$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'EmJim Bechtel$1,000,000220Hendon Link

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