|Summary of 1986 Tournament|
Amarillo Slim Preston
|Grand Prize Winner: Berry
Runners Up: Mike Harthcock $228,000, Bill Smith $114,000,
Roger Moore $62,700, Jesse Alto $51,300,
Gary Berland $39,000, Jim Doman $22,800
and Tom Jacobs $17,000
|Notes on Play|
One hundred and forty one poker players entered the WSOP Championship tournament . Poker players from around the world; pros, amateurs, and former WSOP Champs all came to the '86 WSOP Championship. Each of these poker players were there for the $1,410,000 pot and the chance to call themselves World Poker Champion.
At the end of the day, forty-five of these poker players' dreams were dashed out, as they were eliminated from the tournament.
On the end of the second day thirty-poker players found themselves out of the tournament. Four former WSOP Champs and Gabe Kaplan are among the thirty-six poker players remaining.
Thirty-six players meet at 1:00pm, each poker player playing his best to be in the final nine, and make it to the last table. Enter the day Roger Moore was in the lead at $151,400 and Gabe Kaplan was fourth with $101,100.
At the end of the day, Kaplan did not make it in to the final nine.
Roger Moore lost the money lead held the pervious day and was at $203,000, while Berry Johnston surpassed Roger Moore at $502,000.
Bill Smith was the only former WSOP Champ at the table and held a money lead of $ 228,000.
Berry Johnston took the WSOP title and the $1,410,000 pot and denied
Smith the opportunity to go for a back-to-back title run.
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