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World Series of Poker: A Retrospective
Summary of 1984 Tournament
Notable Players

Amarillo Slim Preston
Ken Smith
Stu Ungar
Charles Dunwoody
Bobby Baldwin
Jack Straus
Johnny Moss
Doyle Brunson
Tom McEvoy
"Puggy" Pearson
Johnny Chan
Bill Smith
Berry Johnston
Crandall Addington
Sandy Stupak
Robbie Geers
Rod Peate
George Huber
Donnacha a O'Dea
Barbara Freer
Gabe Kaplan
Chip Resse
Perry Green
Bob Stupak
Jay Heimowitz
Dewey Tomko

Grand Prize Winner: Jack Keller $660,000

Runners Up: Byron Welford $264,000, Jesse Alto $132,000,
David Chew $66,000, Rick Hamil $66,000,
Curtis "Iron Man" Skinner $52,800, Mike Allen
$26,400, Howard Andrew $26,400 and
Rusty La Page $26,400.
Notes on Play

May 14th

One hundred and thirty two poker players from around the world came to Bionon's Horseshoe Casino to participate in the World Series Poker Championship. This tournament saw eight of the ten WSOP Champions playing for a $1,320,000 pot and another shot at the title of World Poker Champion. At the end of the first day only Seventy two poker players made it to day two.


At the end of day two the participants went from Seventy-two to twenty seven poker players. "Puggy" Pearson and Bobby Baldwin were the only former WSOP holders in the tournament left standing.


When day three ended only nine poker players were standing. "Puggy" and Baldwin were not among the final nine .


Nine poker tournament Jesse Alto held the money lead with $369,000 and Jack Keller was right behind him at $318,000. Howard "Tahoe" Andrew came in with the least amount at $27,000.

But the first person to leave was Rusty La Page who came in at $59,000.

La Page was followed by "Tahoe" and the Allen.

Eventually the poker players dwindlde down to Keller and Bryon Wolford .

These two poker players went head to head with Keller coming out on top.

Keller claimed the title and the $1,320,000 pot.

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