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World Series of Poker: A Retrospective
Summary of 1982 Tournament
Notable Players
Jesse Alto
Crandall Addington
Amarillo Slim Preston
Aubrey Day
Betty Carey
Barbara Freer
Gabe Kaplan of Welcome Back Kotter
Sam Moon
Gene Fischer
Johnny Moss
Charles Dunwoody
Walter "Puggy" Pearson
Hal Fowler
George Huber
Bobby Baldwin
Charles Dunwoody
Chip Resse
Perry Green
Ken Smith
Stu Ungar
Jay Heimowitz
Donnacha O'Dea
Johnny Chan
Grand Prize Winner: Jack Straus $520,000

Runners Up: Dewey Tomko $208,000, Berry Johnston $104,000
Doyle Brunson $52,000, AJ Meyers $52,000,
Dody Roach $52,000, Buster Jackson $20,800,
Sailor Roberts $20,800 and Carl Cannon $20,800
Notes on Play


One hundred and four poker players from around the world competed for a pot of $957,000 and the title of World Poker Champion. This event saw the largest pot and participants to date. At the end of the first day only sixty-nine players remained in the game.

May 23th

At the end of day two, twenty-six players remained. Last year's winner Stu Ungar checked out on this day and dashing any hopes of having a three time championship run.

May 24th

At the end of day three only nine players remained, including Doyle Brunson and "Sailor" Roberts.

May 25th

Jack Straus two 10's beat Dewey Tomko two 4's to win the Championship.

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