Johnny Moss was crowned champion by a player vote in 1970. All of the cards from 1971 (when Moss beat Jack Straus) and most of the suits from 1972 remain unknown.The final hand in 1974 has

notbeen lost to history. The Tucson Daily Citizen published a story on the tournament on May 25, 1974.The final hand in 1975 has also been questioned, but the Spartanburg Herald wrote up the victory on May 19, 1975.

Year | Winner | Hand | Value | Runner-Up | Hand | Value | Board | All-In |
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1972 | Amarillo Slim Preston | K♥J♣ | Full House, 8s over Kings | Puggy Pearson | 6×6× | Full House, 8s over 6s | 8×8×K♦8×2× | Flop |

1973 | Puggy Pearson | A♠7♠ | Ace-high | Johnny Moss | K♥J♠ | King-high | Q♣T♠2♣6♦5♥ | Flop |

1974 | Johnny Moss | 3♥3♠ | Full House, 3s over 9s | Crandell Addington | A♣2♣ | Pair of 9s | 3♦9♣T♣Q♠9♦ | Flop |

1975 | Sailor Roberts | J♠J♥ | Pair of Jacks | Bob Hooks | J♣9♣ | Pair of 9s | 7♥6♣2♣9♠T♥ | Flop |

1976 | Doyle Brunson | T♠2♠ | Full House, Tens over 2s | Jesse Alto | A♠J♦ | Two Pairs, Aces and Jacks | A♥J♠T♥2♣T♦ | Turn |

1977 | Doyle Brunson | T♠2♥ | Full House, Tens over 2s | Gary Berland | 8♥5♣ | Two Pairs, Tens and 8s | T♦8♠5♥2♣T♣ | Turn |

1978 | Bobby Baldwin | Q♦Q♣ | Three Queens | Crandell Addington | 9♦9♣ | Three 9s | Q♠9♥K♣A♠T♦ | Preflop |

1979 | Hal Fowler | 7♠6♦ | Straight, 7-high | Bobby Hoff | A♣A♥ | Pair of Aces | 5♥3♣J♠4♠T♦ | Turn |

1980 | Stu Ungar | 5♠4♠ | Straight, 5-high | Doyle Brunson | A♥7♠ | Two Pairs, Aces and 7s | A♦7♦2♣3♥2♦ | Turn |

1981 | Stu Ungar | A♥Q♥ | Two Pairs, Queens and 4s | Perry Green | T♣9♦ | Pair of 4s | 7♦8♥4♥4♣Q♦ | Flop |

1982 | Jack Straus | A♥T♠ | Pair of Tens | Dewey Tomko | A♦4♦ | Pair of 4s | 7♦5♠4♠Q♣T♣ | Preflop |

1983 | Tom McEvoy | Q♦Q♠ | Two Pairs, Queens and 6s | Rod Peate | K♦J♦ | Two Pairs, Jacks and 6s | 3♦6♥6♣J♥3♣ | Preflop |

1984 | Jack Keller | T♥T♠ | Pair of Tens | Byron Wolford | 6♥4♥ | Pair of 6s | 5♦6♠9♣8♠J♦ | Flop |

1985 | Bill Smith | 3♠3♥ | Full House, 5s over 3s | T.J. Cloutier | A♦3♣ | Three 5s | 5♠5♥9♠5♣K♦ | Preflop |

1986 | Berry Johnston | A♠T♥ | Ace-high, Ten kicker | Mike Harthcock | A♦8♦ | Ace-high, 8 kicker | 6♣7♥3♠2♦4♣ | Preflop |

1987 | Johnny Chan | A♠9♣ | Pair of 9s | Frank Henderson | 4♦4♣ | Pair of 4s | 5♣8♥K♦T♣9♥ | Preflop |

1988 | Johnny Chan | J♣9♣ | Straight, Queen-high | Erik Seidel | Q♣7♥ | Pair of Queens | Q♠8♦T♥2♠6♦ | River |

1989 | Phil Hellmuth | 9♠9♣ | Two Pairs, Kings and 9s | Johnny Chan | A♠7♠ | Pair of Kings | K♣T♥K♦Q♠6♠ | Preflop |

1990 | Mansour Matloubi | 6♥6♠ | Two Pairs, 6s and 2s | Hans Lund | 4♦4♣ | Two Pairs, 4s and 2s | 8♣Q♣2♥K♦2♣ | Preflop |

1991 | Brad Daugherty | K♠J♠ | Two Pairs, Jacks and 8s | Don Holt | 7♥3♥ | Pair of 8s | 8♦9♥J♣5♣8♠ | Flop |

1992 | Hamid Dastmalchi | 8♥4♣ | Straight, 8-high | Tom Jacobs | J♦7♠ | Two Pairs, Jacks and 7s | J♥5♦7♦6♥8♣ | Turn |

1993 | Jim Bechtel | J♣6♥ | Jack-high | Glenn Cozen | 7♠4♦ | Ten-high | T♥3♥8♣2♣5♦ | Preflop |

1994 | Russ Hamilton | K♠8♥ | Pair of 8s, King kicker | Hugh Vincent | 8♣5♥ | Pair of 8s, Jack kicker | 8♠2♠6♦T♣J♠ | Flop |

1995 | Dan Harrington | 9♦8♦ | Two Pairs, Queens and 8s | Howard Goldfarb | A♥7♣ | Pair of Queens | 8♣2♣6♦Q♠Q♥ | Flop |

1996 | Huck Seed | 9♦8♦ | Two Pairs, 9s and 8s | Bruce Van Horn | K♣8♣ | Pair of 8s | 9♥8♥4♣A♣3♠ | Flop |

1997 | Stu Ungar | A♥4♣ | Straight, 5-high | John Strzemp | A♠8♣ | Two Pairs, Aces and 3s | 5♦A♣3♥3♦2♠ | Flop |

1998 | Scotty Nguyen | J♦9♣ | Full House, 9s over 8s | Kevin McBride | Q♥T♥ | Full House, 8s over 9s | 8♣9♦9♥8♥8♠ | River |

1999 | Noel Furlong | 5♣5♦ | Full House, 5s over Queens | Alan Goehring | 6♥6♣ | Two Pairs, Queens and 6s | Q♥5♥Q♣2♠8♠ | Turn |

2000 | Chris Ferguson | A♠9♣ | Two Pairs, Kings and 9s | T.J. Cloutier | A♦Q♣ | Pair of Kings | 2♥K♣4♥K♥9♥ | Preflop |

2001 | Carlos Mortensen | K♣Q♣ | Straight, King-high | Dewey Tomko | A♠A♥ | Pair of Aces | 3♣T♣J♦3♦9♦ | Flop |

2002 | Robert Varkonyi | Q♦T♠ | Full House, Queens over Tens | Julian Gardner | J♣8♣ | Flush, Queen-high | 4♣4♠Q♣T♦T♣ | Flop |

2003 | Chris Moneymaker | 5♦4♠ | Full House, 5s over 4s | Sam Farha | J♥T♦ | Two Pairs, Jacks and 5s | J♠5♠4♣8♦5♥ | Flop |

2004 | Greg Raymer | 8♠8♦ | Full House, 8s over 2s | David Williams | A♥4♠ | Full House, 4s over 2s | 4♦2♦5♠2♥2♣ | River |

2005 | Joe Hachem | 7♣3♠ | Straight, 7-high | Steve Dannenmann | A♦3♣ | Two Pairs, Aces and 4s | 4♦5♦6♥A♣4♣ | Turn |

2006 | Jamie Gold | Q♠9♣ | Pair of Queens | Paul Wasicka | T♥T♠ | Pair of 10s | Q♣8♥5♥A♦4♣ | Flop |

2007 | Jerry Yang | 8♦8♣ | Straight, 9-high | Tuan Lam | A♦Q♦ | Pair of Queens | 5♠Q♣9♣7♦6♥ | Preflop |

2008 | Peter Eastgate | A♦5♠ | Straight, 5-high | Ivan Demidov | 4♥2♥ | Two Pairs, 4s and 2s | 2♦K♠3♥4♣7♠ | River |

2009 | Joe Cada | 9♦9♣ | Two Pairs, 9s and 7s | Darvin Moon | Q♦J♦ | Pair of 7s | 8♣2♣7♠K♥7♣ | Preflop |

2010 | Jonathan Duhamel | A♠J♥ | Pair of 4s, Ace kicker | John Racener | K♦8♦ | Pair of 4s, King kicker | 4♣4♦9♠6♣5♣ | Preflop |

2011 | Pius Heinz | A♠K♣ | Ace-high | Martin Staszko | T♣7♣ | Jack-high | 5♣2♦9♠J♥4♦ | Preflop |

2012 | Greg Merson | K♦5♦ | Pair of 6s, Ace kicker | Jesse Sylvia | Q♠J♠ | Pair of 6s, Queen kicker | 6♣3♥9♦6♠7♣ | Preflop |

2013 | Ryan Riess | A♥K♥ | Pair of 4s, Ace kicker | Jay Farber | Q♠5♠ | Pair of 4s, Queen kicker | J♦T♦4♣3♣4♦ | Preflop |

2014 | Martin Jacobson | T♥T♦ | Three Tens | Felix Stephensen | A♥9♥ | Pair of 9s | 3♠9♣T♣K♦4♣ | Preflop |

2015 | Joe McKeehen | A♥T♦ | Two Pairs, Tens and 5s | Josh Beckley | 4♦4♣ | Two Pairs, 5s and 4s | Q♠5♠T♣5♦J♣ | Preflop |

2016 | Qui Nguyen | K♣T♣ | Pair of Kings | Gordon Vayo | J♠T♠ | King-high | 7♦K♦9♣2♠3♥ | Preflop |

2017 | Scott Blumstein | A♥2♦ | Pair of 2s | Dan Ott | A♦8♦ | Ace-high | J♠6♠5♥7♥2♥ | Preflop |

2018 | John Cynn | K♣J♣ | Three Kings | Tony Miles | Q♣8♥ | Two Pairs, Kings and 8s | K♥K♦5♥8♦4♠ | Turn |

2019 | Hossein Ensan | K♥K♣ | Pair of Kings | Dario Sammartino | 8♠4♠ | Queen-high | T♠6♠2♦9♣Q♣ | Turn |

2020 | Damian Salas | K♦J♠ | Full House, Kings over 5s | Joseph Hebert | A♦Q♠ | Two Pairs, Kings and 5s | K♠8♠5♣5♦K♣ | Preflop |

2021 | Koray Aldemir | T♦7♦ | Two Pairs, Tens and 7s | George Holmes | K♣Q♠ | Pair of Kings | T♥7♠2♥K♠9♣ | River |

Notes:

- Doyle Brunson turned the Ten-Two into full houses to win in back-to-back years (1976 and 1977).
- Johnny Chan had the 9♣ in his winning hand in consecutive years (1987 and 1988), then Phil Hellmuth beat him with the 9♣ the next year (1989). The 9♣ has also won three other times: 2000 (Chris Ferguson), 2006 (Jamie Gold), and 2009 (Joe Cada).
- Dan Harrington and Huck Seed won with the same hole cards, 9♦8♦, in back-to-back years (1995 and 1996).
- Stu Ungar won with a 5-high straight in both 1980 and 1997. The wheel became the most common winning hand when Peter Eastgate also prevailed with one in 2008.
^{2}Kickers are ignored for the purposes of equivalent "hands", so all Ace-high hands would be lumped together as would all King-high flushes.

- The best winning hand was Robert Varkonyi's Queens over Tens full (2002), while the best losing hand was Kevin McBride's Eights over Nines full (playing the board in 1998).
^{3}If playing the board bothers you, the next best losing hand was Puggy Pearson's Eights over Sixes full in 1972.

- The worst winning hand was Jim Bechtel's Jack-high (1993), which beat the worst losing hand, Glenn Cozen's Ten-high.
- The Main Event has never been won with a flush (Julian Gardner lost with one in 2002) and never been lost with a straight (it's won nine times).
- A three-of-a-kind has only won three times (Bobby Baldwin's three Queens in 1978, Martin Jacobson's three Tens in 2014, and John Cynn's three Kings in 2018) and only lost twice, but one of those was Crandell Addington's three Nines the same year as Bobby Baldwin's (the other was T.J. Cloutier's three Fives in 1985).
- The winner had never started with a pair of Kings until Ensan in 2019. The winner still has never held a pair of Aces.
- The A♠ has been the second most common winning card, appearing six times, one fewer than the 9♣.
- The A♦ has been the most popular losing card, appearing seven times, once more than the A♥.
- The losing player has gotten his chips all-in preflop 21 times, on the flop 15 times, on the turn 8 times, and on the river 6 times.
You can show the All-In street column by selecting it from the triangle popup at the top right of the table.

Year | Winner | Hand | Runner-Up | Hand | Board | Preflop Odds | Flop Odds | Turn Odds |
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1972 | Amarillo Slim Preston | K♥J♣ | Puggy Pearson | 6×6× | 8×8×K♦8×2× | 47% | 87.4% | 98.9% |

1973 | Puggy Pearson | A♠7♠ | Johnny Moss | K♥J♠ | Q♣T♠2♣6♦5♥ | 59.4% | 52.5% | 70.5% |

1974 | Johnny Moss | 3♥3♠ | Crandell Addington | A♣2♣ | 3♦9♣T♣Q♠9♦ | 67.9% | 75.2% | 84.1% |

1975 | Sailor Roberts | J♠J♥ | Bob Hooks | J♣9♣ | 7♥6♣2♣9♠T♥ | 83.9% | 61.8% | 75.0% |

1976 | Doyle Brunson | T♠2♠ | Jesse Alto | A♠J♦ | A♥J♠T♥2♣T♦ | 34.4% | 12.7% | 9.1% |

1977 | Doyle Brunson | T♠2♥ | Gary Berland | 8♥5♣ | T♦8♠5♥2♣T♣ | 56.6% | 25.5% | 90.9% |

1978 | Bobby Baldwin | Q♦Q♣ | Crandell Addington | 9♦9♣ | Q♠9♥K♣A♠T♦ | 81.9% | 94.9% | 97.7% |

1979 | Hal Fowler | 7♠6♦ | Bobby Hoff | A♣A♥ | 5♥3♣J♠4♠T♦ | 19.4% | 20.3% | 100.0% |

1980 | Stu Ungar | 5♠4♠ | Doyle Brunson | A♥7♠ | A♦7♦2♣3♥2♦ | 40.3% | 17.8% | 90.9% |

1981 | Stu Ungar | A♥Q♥ | Perry Green | T♣9♦ | 7♦8♥4♥4♣Q♦ | 65.2% | 71.6% | 77.3% |

1982 | Jack Straus | A♥T♠ | Dewey Tomko | A♦4♦ | 7♦5♠4♠Q♣T♣ | 65.8% | 19.8% | 6.8% |

1983 | Tom McEvoy | Q♦Q♠ | Rod Peate | K♦J♦ | 3♦6♥6♣J♥3♣ | 68.2% | 84.3% | 88.6% |

1984 | Jack Keller | T♥T♠ | Byron Wolford | 6♥4♥ | 5♦6♠9♣8♠J♦ | 80.0% | 78.4% | 88.6% |

1985 | Bill Smith | 3♠3♥ | T.J. Cloutier | A♦3♣ | 5♠5♥9♠5♣K♦ | 66.5% | 70.3% | 86.4% |

1986 | Berry Johnston | A♠T♥ | Mike Harthcock | A♦8♦ | 6♣7♥3♠2♦4♣ | 67.2% | 83.3% | 93.2% |

1987 | Johnny Chan | A♠9♣ | Frank Henderson | 4♦4♣ | 5♣8♥K♦T♣9♥ | 45.9% | 28.3% | 13.6% |

1988 | Johnny Chan | J♣9♣ | Erik Seidel | Q♣7♥ | Q♠8♦T♥2♠6♦ | 45.8% | 96.7% | 100.0% |

1989 | Phil Hellmuth | 9♠9♣ | Johnny Chan | A♠7♠ | K♣T♥K♦Q♠6♠ | 67.7% | 73.3% | 70.5% |

1990 | Mansour Matloubi | 6♥6♠ | Hans Lund | 4♦4♣ | 8♣Q♣2♥K♦2♣ | 80.7% | 87.2% | 95.5% |

1991 | Brad Daugherty | K♠J♠ | Don Holt | 7♥3♥ | 8♦9♥J♣5♣8♠ | 64.3% | 78.5% | 81.8% |

1992 | Hamid Dastmalchi | 8♥4♣ | Tom Jacobs | J♦7♠ | J♥5♦7♦6♥8♣ | 36.7% | 16.8% | 90.9% |

1993 | Jim Bechtel | J♣6♥ | Glenn Cozen | 7♠4♦ | T♥3♥8♣2♣5♦ | 61.4% | 76.7% | 86.4% |

1994 | Russ Hamilton | K♠8♥ | Hugh Vincent | 8♣5♥ | 8♠2♠6♦T♣J♠ | 72.5% | 81.9% | 93.2% |

1995 | Dan Harrington | 9♦8♦ | Howard Goldfarb | A♥7♣ | 8♣2♣6♦Q♠Q♥ | 47.1% | 81.7% | 93.2% |

1996 | Huck Seed | 9♦8♦ | Bruce Van Horn | K♣8♣ | 9♥8♥4♣A♣3♠ | 33.1% | 83.9% | 75.0% |

1997 | Stu Ungar | A♥4♣ | John Strzemp | A♠8♣ | 5♦A♣3♥3♦2♠ | 34.6% | 34.9% | 42.1% |

1998 | Scotty Nguyen | J♦9♣ | Kevin McBride | Q♥T♥ | 8♣9♦9♥8♥8♠ | 34.0% | 94.9% | 97.7% |

1999 | Noel Furlong | 5♣5♦ | Alan Goehring | 6♥6♣ | Q♥5♥Q♣2♠8♠ | 18.6% | 83.2% | 90.9% |

2000 | Chris Ferguson | A♠9♣ | T.J. Cloutier | A♦Q♣ | 2♥K♣4♥K♥9♥ | 26.0% | 15.2% | 13.6% |

2001 | Carlos Mortensen | K♣Q♣ | Dewey Tomko | A♠A♥ | 3♣T♣J♦3♦9♦ | 17.7% | 48.5% | 25.0% |

2002 | Robert Varkonyi | Q♦T♠ | Julian Gardner | J♣8♣ | 4♣4♠Q♣T♦T♣ | 60.8% | 66.2% | 75.0% |

2003 | Chris Moneymaker | 5♦4♠ | Sam Farha | J♥T♦ | J♠5♠4♣8♦5♥ | 36.1% | 75.5% | 81.8% |

2004 | Greg Raymer | 8♠8♦ | David Williams | A♥4♠ | 4♦2♦5♠2♥2♣ | 70.0% | 67.7% | 79.6% |

2005 | Joe Hachem | 7♣3♠ | Steve Dannenmann | A♦3♣ | 4♦5♦6♥A♣4♣ | 26.7% | 89.4% | 96.6% |

2006 | Jamie Gold | Q♠9♣ | Paul Wasicka | T♥T♠ | Q♣8♥5♥A♦4♣ | 28.8% | 86.5% | 95.5% |

2007 | Jerry Yang | 8♦8♣ | Tuan Lam | A♦Q♦ | 5♠Q♣9♣7♦6♥ | 52.8% | 16.4% | 13.6% |

2008 | Peter Eastgate | A♦5♠ | Ivan Demidov | 4♥2♥ | 2♦K♠3♥4♣7♠ | 62.8% | 31.5% | 90.9% |

2009 | Joe Cada | 9♦9♣ | Darvin Moon | Q♦J♦ | 8♣2♣7♠K♥7♣ | 52.0% | 78.1% | 86.4% |

2010 | Jonathan Duhamel | A♠J♥ | John Racener | K♦8♦ | 4♣4♦9♠6♣5♣ | 60.7% | 72.6% | 86.4% |

2011 | Pius Heinz | A♠K♣ | Martin Staszko | T♣7♣ | 5♣2♦9♠J♥4♦ | 62.0% | 71.8% | 77.3% |

2012 | Greg Merson | K♦5♦ | Jesse Sylvia | Q♠J♠ | 6♣3♥9♦6♠7♣ | 54.9% | 75.7% | 86.4% |

2013 | Ryan Riess | A♥K♥ | Jay Farber | Q♠5♠ | J♦T♦4♣3♣4♦ | 65.2% | 86.0% | 93.2% |

2014 | Martin Jacobson | T♥T♦ | Felix Stephensen | A♥9♥ | 3♠9♣T♣K♦4♣ | 68.8% | 99.6% | 100.0% |

2015 | Joe McKeehen | A♥T♦ | Josh Beckley | 4♦4♣ | Q♠5♠T♣5♦J♣ | 47.0% | 91.2% | 95.5% |

2016 | Qui Nguyen | K♣T♣ | Gordon Vayo | J♠T♠ | 7♦K♦9♣2♠3♥ | 69.2% | 69.8% | 81.8% |

2017 | Scott Blumstein | A♥2♦ | Dan Ott | A♦8♦ | J♠6♠5♥7♥2♥ | 33.0% | 20.9% | 6.8% |

2018 | John Cynn | K♣J♣ | Tony Miles | Q♣8♥ | K♥K♦5♥8♦4♠ | 66.4% | 96.4% | 100.0% |

2019 | Hossein Ensan | K♥K♣ | Dario Sammartino | 8♠4♠ | T♠6♠2♦9♣Q♣ | 81.4% | 60.7% | 72.7% |

2020 | Damian Salas | K♦J♠ | Joseph Hebert | A♦Q♠ | K♠8♠5♣5♦K♣ | 36.5% | 84.1% | 93.2% |

2021 | Koray Aldemir | T♦7♦ | George Holmes | K♣Q♠ | T♥7♠2♥K♠9♣ | 38.3% | 93.4% | 81.8% |

Notes:

- Preflop odds are approximate for 1972 because of the unknown suits.
- In Doyle Brunson's consecutive wins, he was holding Ten-Deuce both times, and the river was a potential four-outer both times -- he hit his in 1976 and avoided Berland's in 1977.
- Bobby Hoff and Tony Miles were both drawing dead when they shoved, but several runners-up were ahead when they shoved preflop (Frank Henderson, T.J. Cloutier [2000], Josh Beckley, and Joseph Hebert), on the flop (John Strzemp, Dewey Tomko [2001], and on the turn (Jesse Alto).
- Best and Worst Odds for Winner by Street:
**Best Odds Preflop**: 1975 Roberts (83.9%); 2nd Best: 1978 Baldwin (81.9%).**Best Odds on the Flop**: 2014 Jacobson (99.6%); 2nd Best: 1988 Chan (96.7%).**Best Odds on the Turn**: 1979 Fowler, 1988 Chan, 2014 Jacobson, & 2018 Cynn (all 100%).**Worst Odds Preflop**: 2001 Mortensen (17.7%); 2nd Worst: 1999 Furlong (18.6%).**Worst Odds on the Flop**: 1976 Brunson (12.7%); 2nd Worst: 2000 Ferguson (15.2%).**Worst Odds on the Turn**: 1982 Straus and 2017 Blumstein (both 6.8%).

- Best and Worst Odds for Winner When Chips Went All In:
**Best Odds All In Preflop**: 1978 Baldwin (81.9%); 2nd Best: 1990 Matloubi (80.7%).**Best Odds All In on the Flop**: 1972 Preston (87.4%); 2nd Best: 2006 Gold (86.5%).**Best Odds All In on the Turn**: 1979 Fowler (100%) and 2018 Cynn (100%).**Worst Odds All In Preflop**: 2000 Ferguson (26.0%); 2nd Worst: 2017 Blumstein (33.0%).**Worst Odds All In on the Flop**: 1997 Ungar (34.9%); 2nd Worst: 2001 Mortensen (48.5%; they were the only two to get it in bad on the flop).**Worst Odds All In on the Turn**: 1976 Brunson (9.1%); 2nd Worst: 2019 Ensan (72.7%; yes, except for Brunson, every other time the chips went all in on the turn, the winner was ahead).

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