Poker Winning Hands

World Collection of Poker – 1973

The concept of a World Collection of Poker started in 1969 with an occasion named the Texas Gambling Reunion. It was an invitational occasion sponsored by Tom Moore of San Antonio, Texas, and held at the Getaway Lodge and Casino in Reno. This inaugural occasion was gained by Crandell Addington. The set of tournaments that the World Collection of Poker (WSOP) would evolve into was the brainchild of Las Vegas on line casino proprietor and poker player Benny Binion. In 1970, the initial WSOP at Binion’s Horseshoe took location as a series of dollars video games that integrated 5-card stud, deuce to seven minimal-ball attract, razz, seven-card stud, and Texas maintain ’em. The format for the Most important Event as a freeze-out Texas maintain ’em recreation arrived the next 12 months. The winner in 1970, Johnny Moss, was elected by his friends as the initial World Winner of Poker and acquired a silver cup as a prize.

Closing Desk –
1st Walter “Puggy” Pearson $130,000
2nd Johnny Moss
3rd Jack Straus
4th Bobby Brazil
5th Bob Hooks
sixth Brian “Sailor” Roberts



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