The Story of the 1989 WSOP Main Event For two years, Johnny Chan had been the world champion. In 1987, ‘The Orient Express’ claimed his first-ever Main Event victory earning $625,000. Incredibly, the very next year, he repeated the feat, becoming the fourth and probably final person to do so, winning a record-equalling $700,000. In […]

The 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has already seen some thrilling action by Day 3, delivering excitement and a few surprises. With the first two gold bracelets of the series awarded, poker enthusiasts worldwide are watching with bated breath. Let’s delve into the highlights of Day 3 at the WSOP, where dreams are made […]

The 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is off to a thrilling start, and Day 2 did not disappoint. From fierce competition in the $5,000 Champions Reunion to the high-stakes drama of the $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em, poker enthusiasts were treated to a spectacle of skill, strategy, and a bit of luck. Let’s dive […]

The Story of the 1986 WSOP Main Event In 1986, poker hit differently. Sixteen long years after the origin story of the World Series of Poker being formed, yet still several years before the ‘poker boom’, the 1986 event was a unique experience, standing alone in poker history. Like a beacon of how poker used […]

The Story of the 1985 WSOP Main Event In 1985, one of the most charismatic characters in the history of poker became world champion. A neat fortnight of 14 events, concluding in the by now world-famous World Series of Poker Main Event, saw Bill Smith win his one and only World Championship and an incredible […]

The Story of the 1984 WSOP Main Event In 1984, one year on from Tom McEvoy’s slow and methodical takedown of Rod Peate heads-up, a far more aggressive player became world champion. Slaying a field of 132 players – a significant increase of 24 entries from 1983 – was ‘Gentleman Jack’ Keller. A former U.S. […]