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05 WSOP logo edited The World Series of PokerThe World Series of Poker, as the name might imply, is the premier poker event in the world. Winning a gold World Series of Poker bracelet is considered to be the height of poker achievement. Started in 1970 by casino owner Benny Binion as a PR stunt the WSOP World Series of Poker has evolved into one of the largest cash events in the world. The 2005 Main Event consisted of 5619 players all paying $10,000 each to play in this prestigious event.

In 2004 Harrah’s Entertainment purchased the Binion’s Horseshoe Casino and renamed it Binion’s. The World Series of Poker is now hosted at the Harrah’s Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. The 2006 Main Event is expected to draw the maximum limit of 8000 players with an expected first place prize of $10,000,000.

The 2006 World Series of Poker will kick off June 25th with satellite events and run through August 10th. The main event is scheduled to last 13 days.

The explosion of online poker has fueled much of the World Series of Poker’s growth since Chris Moneymaker won the main event in 2003 via a $39 satellite entry on PokerStars. Most online card rooms offer World Series of Poker satellite tournaments and the best sites for winning your way into a $10,000 main event seat are:

Full Tilt Poker
PokerStars
Noble Poker
UltimateBet

Of course, you can always buy into the event directly:

 
  1. Download and print the Pre-Registration Form.
  2. Mail completed form and check to:
  3. Rio Properties, Inc, dba, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker,

    Attention: Accounting Office,
    P O Box 14160,
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89114-4160

  4. Or, fax completed form and wire transfer confirmation (according to the instructions) to: 702-777-2280
  5. Upon receiving your deposit the Rio will send a confirmation and instructions on how to pick up your table and seat assignment and finalize your registration at the Rio.

Additional information can be found on the following PDF files

(View using the free Acrobat Reader):

Pre-Registration Form
Wire Transfer Instructions
Tournament Rules
World Series of Poker Schedule (View the schedule online)
Frequently Asked Questions

*Payment is a deposit only. You must register in Las Vegas, Nevada for the events as set forth in the Tournament Rules. Your deposit will be applied to registration at that time.
**Your reservation is confirmed when your deposit is applied to registration in Las Vegas, NV.

You must be 21 or over to participate in any World Series of Poker tournament.
For more restrictions, please read the full Tournament Rules.

For more information, please call the WSOP registration hotline at
1-877-FOR-WSOP.

 
 

Other World Series of Poker Links of Interest:

Official World Series of Poker Website
Las Vegas Vegas WSOP Photo Gallery
Las Vegas Vegas Coverage with Dr. Pauly
PokerWire – Great up to the minute coverage of all events
CardPlayer Magazine – CardPlayer has exclusive coverage for the 2006 WSOP
Launch Poker’s WSOP Final Hand Analysis
CardPlayer WSOP History Page
CardPlayer 2005 Streaming Audio Commentary – 14 hours of commentary!

World Series of Poker Winners 1970 – 2005

2005 WSOP
joseph hachem The World Series of Poker
Winner: Joseph Hachem [Wikipedia]
Amount: $7,500,000
1. Joseph Hachem [Wikipedia]
2. Steve Dannenmann [Wikipedia]
3. John “Tex” Barch [Wikipedia]
4. Aaron Kanter
5. Andrew Black [Wikipedia]
6. Scott Lazar

2004 WSOP
greg raymer The World Series of Poker
Winner: Greg “Fossilman” Raymer [Wikipedia]
Amount: $5,000,000
1. Greg “Fossilman” Raymer [Wikipedia]
2. David Williams [Wikipedia] [Website]
3. Josh Arieh [Wikipedia] [Website]
4. Dan Harrington [Wikipedia]
5. Glenn Hughes
6. Al Krux [Wikipedia]

2003 WSOP
moneymaker The World Series of Poker
Winner: Chris Moneymaker
Amount: $2,500,000
1. Chris Moneymaker [Wikipedia]
2. Sammy Farha [Wikipedia] [Website]
3. Dan Harrington [Wikipedia]
4. Jason Lester [Wikipedia]
5. Tomer Benvenisti
6. Amir Vahedi

2002 WSOP
robert varkonyi The World Series of Poker
Winner: Robert Varkonyi [Wikipedia]
Amount: $2,000,000
1. Robert Varkonyi [Wikipedia]
2. Julian Gardner [Wikipedia]
3. Ralph Perry
4. Scott Gray
5. Harley Hall
6. Russell Rosenblum

2001 WSOP
carlos mortensen The World Series of Poker
Winner: Carlos Mortensen [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,500,000
1. Carlos Mortensen [Wikipedia]
2. Dewey Tomko [Wikipedia]
3. Stan Schrier
4. Phil Gordon [Wikipedia] [Website] [Blog]
5. Phil Hellmuth [Wikipedia] [Website]
6. Mike “The Mouth” Matusow [Wikipedia]

2000 WSOP
chris ferguson The World Series of Poker
Winner: Chris “Jesus” Ferguson [Website]
Amount: $1,500,000
1. Chris “Jesus” Ferguson [Website]
2. T. J. Cloutier [Wikipedia]
3. Steve Kaufman
4. Hasan Habib
5. James McManus [Wikipedia]
6. Roman Abinsay

1999 WSOP
noel furlong The World Series of Poker
Winner: Noel Furlong [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,000,000
1. Noel Furlong [Wikipedia]
2. Alan Goehring [Wikipedia]
3. Padraig Parkinson [Wikipedia]
4. Erik Seidel [Wikipedia]
5. Chris Bigler [Wikipedia]
6. Huck Seed [Wikipedia]

1998 WSOP
scotty nguyen The World Series of Poker
Winner: Scotty Nguyen [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,000,000
1. Scotty Nguyen [Wikipedia]
2. Kevin McBride
3. T. J. Cloutier [Wikipedia]
4. Dewey Weum
5. Lee Salem
6. Ben Roberts [Wikipedia]

1997 WSOP
stu ungar The World Series of Poker
Winner: Stu Ungar [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,000,000
1. Stu Ungar [Wikipedia]
2. John Strzemp
3. Mel Judah [Wikipedia]
4. Ron Stanley
5. Bob Walker
6. Peter Bao

1996 WSOP
huck seed The World Series of Poker
Winner: Huck Seed [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,000,000
1. Huck Seed [Wikipedia]
2. Bruce Van Horn
3. John Bonetti
4. Men “The Master” Nguyen [Website]
5. An Tran [Wikipedia]
6. Andre Boyer

1995 WSOP
dan harrington The World Series of Poker
Winner: Dan Harrington [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,000,000
1. Dan Harrington [Wikipedia]
2. Howard Goldfarb [Wikipedia]
3. Brent Carter [Wikipedia]
4. Hamid Dastmalchi [Wikipedia]
5. Barbara Enright [Wikipedia]
6. Chuck Thompson

1994 WSOP
russ hamilton The World Series of Poker
Winner: Russ Hamilton [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,000,000
1. Russ Hamilton [Wikipedia]
2. Hugh Vincent
3. John Spadavecchia [Wikipedia]
4. Vince Burgio
5. Al Krux [Wikipedia]
6. Robert Turner [Wikipedia]

1993 WSOP
jim bechtel The World Series of Poker
Winner: Jim Bechtel [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,000,000
1. Jim Bechtel [Wikipedia]
2. Glenn Cozen
3. John Bonetti
4. Mansour Matloubi [Wikipedia]
5. Thomas Chung
6. Mike Cowley

1992 WSOP
hamid dastmalchi The World Series of Poker
Winner: Hamid Dastmalchi [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,000,000
1. Hamid Dastmalchi [Wikipedia]
2. Tom Jacobs
3. Hans Lund [Wikipedia]
4. Mike Alsaadi
5. Dave Crunkleton
6. Clyde Coleman

1991 WSOP
brad daugherty The World Series of Poker
Winner: Brad Daugherty [Wikipedia]
Amount: $1,000,000
1. Brad Daugherty [Wikipedia]
2. Don Holt
3. Bob Veltri
4. Don Williams
5. Perry Green
6. Ali Farsai

1990 WSOP
mansour matloubi The World Series of Poker
Winner: Mansour Matloubi [Wikipedia]
Amount: $835,000
1. Mansour Matloubi [Wikipedia]
2. Hans Lund [Wikipedia]
3. Dave Crunkleton
4. Jim Ward
5. Berry Johnston [Wikipedia]
6. Al Krux [Wikipedia]

1989 WSOP
phil helmuth jr The World Series of Poker
Winner: Phil Hellmuth [Wikipedia] [Website]
Amount: $755,000
1. Phil Hellmuth [Wikipedia] [Website]
2. Johnny Chan [Wikipedia] [Website]
3. Don Zewin
4. Steve Lott
5. Lyle Berman
6. Noel Furlong [Wikipedia]

1988 WSOP
johnny chan The World Series of Poker
Winner: Johnny Chan [Wikipedia] [Website]
Amount: $700,000
1. Johnny Chan [Wikipedia] [Website]
2. Erik Seidel [Wikipedia]
3. Ron Graham
4. Humberto Brenes [Wikipedia]
5. T. J. Cloutier [Wikipedia]
6. Jim Bechtel [Wikipedia]

1987 WSOP
johnny chan The World Series of Poker
Winner: Johnny Chan [Wikipedia] [Website]
Amount: $625,000
1. Johnny Chan [Wikipedia] [Website]
2. Frank Henderson [Wikipedia]
3. Bob Ciaffone [Wikipedia] [Website]
4. James Spain
5. Howard Lederer [Wikipedia] [Website]
6. Dan Harrington [Wikipedia]

1986 WSOP
berry johnston The World Series of Poker
Winner: Berry Johnston [Wikipedia]
Amount: $570,000
1. Berry Johnston [Wikipedia]
2. Mike Harthcock
3. Gary Berland [Wikipedia]
4. Jesse Alto
5. Bill Smith [Wikipedia]
6. Roger Moore [Wikipedia]

1985 WSOP
bill smith The World Series of Poker
Winner: Bill Smith [Wikipedia]
Amount: $700,000
1. Bill Smith [Wikipedia]
2. T. J. Cloutier [Wikipedia]
3. Berry Johnston [Wikipedia]
4. Scott Mayfield
5. Hamid Dastmalchi [Wikipedia]
6. Jesse Alto

1984 WSOP
jack keller The World Series of Poker
Winner: “Gentleman” Jack Keller
Amount: $660,000
1. “Gentleman” Jack Keller
2. Byron Wolford
3. Jesse Alto
4. David Chew
5. Rick Hamill
6. Curtis Skinner

1983 WSOP
tom mcevoy The World Series of Poker
Winner: Tom McEvoy [Wikipedia]
Amount: $540,000
1. Tom McEvoy [Wikipedia]
2. Rod Peate
3. Doyle Brunson [Wikipedia]
4. Carl McKelvey
5. Robert Geers
6. Donnacha O’Dea [Wikipedia]

1982 WSOP
jack straus The World Series of Poker
Winner: Jack “Treetop” Straus [Wikipedia]
Amount: $520,000
1. Jack “Treetop” Straus [Wikipedia]
2. Dewey Tomko [Wikipedia]
3. Berry Johnston [Wikipedia]
4. Doyle Brunson [Wikipedia]
5. A. J. Myers
6. Dody Roach

1981 WSOP
stu ungar The World Series of Poker
Winner: Stu Ungar [Wikipedia]
Amount: $375,000
1. Stu Ungar [Wikipedia]
2. Perry Green
3. Gene Fisher
4. Ken Smith
5. Bill Smith [Wikipedia]
6. Jay Heimowitz [Wikipedia]

1980 WSOP
stu ungar The World Series of Poker
Winner: Stu Ungar [Wikipedia]
Amount: $365,000
1. Stu Ungar [Wikipedia]
2. Doyle Brunson [Wikipedia]
3. Jay Heimowitz [Wikipedia]
4. Johnny Moss [Wikipedia]
5. Charles Dunwoody
6. Unknown

1979 WSOP
hal fowler The World Series of Poker
Winner: Hal Fowler [Wikipedia]
Amount: $270,000
1. Hal Fowler [Wikipedia]
2. Bobby Hoff [Wikipedia]
3. George Huber
4. Sam Moon
5. Johnny Moss [Wikipedia]
6. Chip Reese [Wikipedia]

1978 WSOP
bobby baldwin The World Series of Poker
Winner: Bobby Baldwin [Wikipedia]
Amount: $210,000
1. Bobby Baldwin [Wikipedia]
2. Crandell Addington
3. Louis Hunsucker
4. Buck Buchanan
5. Jesse Alto
6. Unknown

1977 WSOP
doyle brunson The World Series of Poker
Winner: Doyle Brunson [Wikipedia]
Amount: $340,000
1. Doyle Brunson [Wikipedia]
2. Gary Berland
3. Milo Jacobson
4. Andy Moore
5. Unknown
6. Unknown

1976 WSOP
doyle brunson The World Series of Poker
Winner: Doyle Brunson [Wikipedia]
Amount: $220,000
1. Doyle Brunson [Wikipedia]
2. Jesse Alto
3. Unknown
4. Unknown
5. Unknown
6. Unknown

1975 WSOP
sailor roberts The World Series of Poker
Winner: Brian “Sailor” Roberts [Wikipedia]
Amount: $210,000
1. Brian “Sailor” Roberts [Wikipedia]
2. Bob Hooks
3. Crandell Addington
4. Unknown
5. Unknown
6. Unknown

1974 WSOP
johnny moss The World Series of Poker
Winner: Johnny Moss [Wikipedia]
Amount: $160,000
1. Johnny Moss [Wikipedia]
2. Crandell Addington
3. Unknown
4. Unknown
5. Unknown
6. Unknown

1973 WSOP
puggy pearson The World Series of Poker
Winner: Puggy Pearson [Wikipedia]
Amount: $130,000
Final Table:
1. Puggy Pearson [Wikipedia]
2. Johnny Moss [Wikipedia]
3. Jack “Treetop” Straus [Wikipedia]
4. Bobby Brazil
5. Bob Hooks
6. Brian “Sailor” Roberts [Wikipedia]

1972 WSOP
amarillo preston The World Series of Poker
Winner: Amarillo Slim [Wikipedia]
Amount: $80,000
1. Amarillo Slim [Wikipedia]
2. Puggy Pearson [Wikipedia]
3. Doyle Brunson [Wikipedia]
4. Jack “Treetop” Straus [Wikipedia]
5. Johnny Moss [Wikipedia]
6. Roger Van Ausdall

1971 WSOP
johnny moss The World Series of Poker
Winner: Johnny Moss [Wikipedia]
Amount: $30,000
1. Johnny Moss [Wikipedia]
2. Puggy Pearson [Wikipedia]
3. Unknown
4. Unknown
5. Unknown
6. Unknown

1970 WSOP
johnny moss The World Series of Poker
Winner: Johnny Moss [Wikipedia]
Winner decided by vote.

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(0) Readers Comments

  1. Eventually I’ll go into more detail but I think Stars and Full Tilt are by far the best bet going. First, they have a ton of qualifiers going so you can always find a game. Second they have all sorts of freerolls and other low cost ways to win a seat.

    UB and Noble have slightly weaker WSOP promotions but they’re still pretty solid.

    Like I said, I plan on evolving this page over time and especially once the events start. I’ll have more specifics about the promotions and such and why I think theyr’re a good deal. I just got tired of working on this page for now and figured I needed to get it out there and then do my tweaking. Also, updates will be at:

    http://www.billrini.com/the-world-series-of-poker/

    This blog post was just to grab people’s initial attention so they know where to look.

    Best,

    Bill

  2. to win a seat in the main event that is?

  3. Why do you say those four sites, Noble, FT, UB, and Stars are the best sites?

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