World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker Main Event 1979

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There were 54 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament. Fowler was the first amateur to win the WSOP.

Place Name Prize
1st Hal Fowler $270,000
2nd Bobby Hoff $108,000
3rd George Huber $81,000
4th Sam Moon $54,000
5th Johnny Moss $27,000
6th David “Chip” Reese None



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