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1995 World Series of Poker

1995 WSOP Overview
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The 1995 World Series of Poker started on April 25 with the $1,500 Limit Hold 'Em. The Main Event was scheduled to run for four days starting on May 15, the 24th event of the festival, an increase of three from 1994.

Chinese Poker debuted as a bracelet event and stayed on the schedule until 1998.

WSOP Schedule
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14/25$1,500Limit Hold 'Em
24/26$1,500Seven-Card Stud
34/27$1,500Limit Omaha
44/27$1,500Chinese Poker
54/28$1,500Seven-Card Stud Split
64/29$1,500Seven-Card Razz
74/30$1,500Omaha 8 or Better
85/1$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
95/2$1,500Pot-Limit Omaha
105/3$1,500Pot-Limit Hold 'Em
115/4$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw
125/4$2,500Seven-Card Stud Split
135/5$2,500Omaha 8 or Better
145/6$1,500Limit Ace-to-Five Draw
155/6$5,000Chinese Poker
165/7$2,500Limit Hold 'Em
175/8$2,500Seven-Card Stud
185/9$2,500Pot-Limit Omaha
195/10$2,500Pot-Limit Hold 'Em
205/11$5,000Seven-Card Stud
215/12$2,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
225/13$5,000Limit Hold 'Em
235/14$1,000Women's Seven-Card Stud
245/15$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em

Main Event Final Hand
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Dan Harrington, who won the $2,500 No-Limit Hold 'Em event a few days earlier, starts the heads-up battle with a 3-to-2 chip advantage over the Canadian Howard Goldfarb, who was the final table chip leader. Harrington increases his lead to over 3-to-1, setting the stage for the last hand.

Harrington calls Goldfarb's preflop raise and checks the low flop. Goldfarb takes the bait and moves all in with nothing and gets an easy call from his opponent. The turn and river are harmless, and Harrington pockets a million dollars.

Goldfarb takes home $519,000, a drop caused by a flatter payout structure.

Dan Harrington
Howard Goldfarb

Main Event Summary
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DatesMay 15 to May 18
Players273 (28 cashed)
WinnerDan Harrington ($1,000,000, U.S.)
Runner-UpHoward Goldfarb ($519,000)
Final Table Bubble BoyTom Franklin (7th, $69,200)
Money Bubble BoyJack Keller (28th)
Last Champ StandingHamid Dastmalchi (4th, $173,000)
Last Woman StandingBarbara Enright (5th, $114,180)
Last Celebrity StandingHal Kant (26th, $17,300)
In 50 CharactersHarrington wins; Barbara Enright places fifth.

WSOP Wrapup
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Hilbert Shirey won both $2,500 Pot-Limit events, in Omaha and Hold 'Em, while Men Nguyen won two other $2,500 events, the Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo and the Limit Hold 'Em. Shirey's wins were in consecutive events (the last player to accomplish this feat).

Dan Harrington one-upped them both by winning the $2,500 No-Limit Hold 'Em and the $10,000 Main Event.

Walter Farina won Italy's first WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud.

Barbara Enright became the first and still only woman to reach the final table of the Main Event, finishing fifth for $114,180 when her pocket Eights took a bad beat from Brent Carter's Six-Three flopping two pairs. Enright became the leading money-winner in WSOP history with $170,960, dethroning Marsha Waggoner, who had just taken the lead with a $35,700 third place finish in the $2,500 buy-in Omaha high-low split tournament to get to $111,360.

Annie Duke and Howard Lederer became the first time sister and brother to reach the same WSOP final table in the $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Hold 'Em with Duke finishing 6th and Lederer 9th.

With a second place finish in the $5,000 buy-in seven-card stud event for $88,550, T.J. Cloutier became the first player to top a million dollars in WSOP winnings ($1,008,610) without winning the Main Event.

WSOP Results
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#BuyinEventWinnerPrizeEntriesHendon Link
1$1,500Limit Hold 'EmChristian Van Hees$315,000560Hendon Link
2$1,500Seven-Card StudWalter Farina$144,600241Hendon Link
3$1,500Limit OmahaBerry Johnston$91,200152Hendon Link
4$1,500Chinese PokerJohn Tsagaris$41,40069Hendon Link
5$1,500Seven-Card Stud SplitRod Peate$127,200212Hendon Link
6$1,500Seven-Card RazzMickey Sisskind$82,800138Hendon Link
7$1,500Omaha 8 or BetterMax Stern$140,400234Hendon Link
8$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmRichard Klamian$205,875366Hendon Link
9$1,500Pot-Limit OmahaPhil Earle$143,400239Hendon Link
10$1,500Pot-Limit Hold 'EmPeter Vilandos$148,500264Hendon Link
11$5,000No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven DrawJohn Bonetti$101,25045Hendon Link
12$2,500Seven-Card Stud SplitMen Nguyen$96,00096Hendon Link
13$2,500Omaha 8 or BetterMarlon De Los Santos$119,000119Hendon Link
14$1,500Limit Ace-to-Five DrawClifford Roof$81,600136Hendon Link
15$5,000Chinese PokerSteve Zolotow$250,00050Hendon Link
16$2,500Limit Hold 'EmMen Nguyen$465,000186Hendon Link
17$2,500Seven-Card StudDan Robison$140,000140Hendon Link
18$2,500Pot-Limit OmahaHilbert Shirey$137,000137Hendon Link
19$2,500Pot-Limit Hold 'EmHilbert Shirey$163,000163Hendon Link
20$5,000Seven-Card StudAnthony DeAngelo$154,00077Hendon Link
21$2,500No-Limit Hold 'EmDan Harrington$249,000249Hendon Link
22$5,000Limit Hold 'EmMickey Appleman$234,000117Hendon Link
23$1,000Women's Seven-Card StudStarla Brodie$35,20088Hendon Link
24$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'EmDan Harrington$1,000,000273Hendon Link

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