|Summary of 1982 Tournament|
Amarillo Slim Preston
Gabe Kaplan of Welcome Back Kotter
Walter "Puggy" Pearson
| Grand Prize Winner: Jack
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.
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.
At the end of day three only nine players remained, including Doyle Brunson and "Sailor" Roberts.
Jack Straus two 10's beat Dewey Tomko two 4's to win the Championship.
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