|Summary of 1988 Tournament|
|Amarillo Slim Preston
Carl Mc Kelvey
|Grand Prize Winner: Johnny
Runners Up: Eric Seidel $280,00, Ron Graham $140,000
Humberto Bremnes $77,000 T. J. Cloutler $63,000,
Jim Bechtel $ 49,000, Quinton Nixon $ 35,500,
Mike Cox $28,000, and Jesse Alto $ 21,000.
|Notes on Play|
One hundred and sixty seven poker players entered the WSOP championship game for a chance at $1,670,000 pot and the title. Only one hundred and four players made it through the first day of play.
One hundred and four poker players swiftly became thirty-six poker players.
Thirty-six players entered the third day of the tournament out of one hundred sixty seven. Two Former WSOP Champs made it to the third day: defending Champ Johnny Chan, and '84 Champ Jack Keller.
Jack Keller did not survive through the third day of the tournament.
Johnny Chan would find himself with five poker players to enter the final day of play.
Johnny Chan was seeking to do what had not been since 1981; a back-to-back
These two players went head to head and a record was set in WSOP history, when Chan lost single biggest hand:
The game came to a head after the $1,204,000 hand.
Chan | Seidel
Q High | Straight Two Q
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