|Summary of 1980 Tournament|
Amarillo Slim Preston
Gabe Kaplan of Welcome Back Kotter
Walter "Puggy" Pearson
| Grand Prize Winner: Stu Ungar
$365,000--youngest champ to date
Runners Up: Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson $ 146,000,
Jay Heimowitz $109,500, Johnny Moss $73,000
and Charles Dunwoody $36,500
|Notes on Play|
The tournament began with seventy three players from around the world. These world players included: Jerry Fong from Canada, Gilbert "The Frenchman" from France, Jim ray from Peru and Ireland Champion Poker Player Colette Doherty. This day also saw the exit of twenty-three players and the exit of all but one female player.
Twelve players met the following day to face each other in a heated competition for the chance to claim the title of World Champion. This day saw the exit of the last foreigner competitor Jerry Fong who exited the game at 5:10pm.
Gabe Kaplan would be the last player taking sixth place and out of the
Gabe | Moss | Flop
Five players met for the finial day of the Championship Game . Of the five players to meet, two were former World Champion Poker Players.
The first to leave that day was Charles Dunwoody at 1:40pm.
The next person to leave was Former World Champion player Johnny Moss at 1:45pm.
Johnny Moss was followed out by Jay Heimowitz at 2:19pm.
This would leave Stu Unger to face former two-time World Poker Champion Doyle Brunson in a head to head competition.
At 3:10 pm both players went all in for the $760,000 pot.
A 7 | 4 5 | A 7 2 3
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