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1996 World Series of Poker

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1996 World Series of Poker

The 1996 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.


  • Preliminary events 1
  • Main Event 2
    • Final table 2.1
    • Other High Finishes 2.2
  • External links 3

Preliminary events

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$1,500 Chinese Poker Gregory Grivas $37,200 Charles Burris
$2,000 Limit Hold'em David Chiu $396,000 David Shu
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Gary Benson $148,200 Billy Cohen
$1,500 Limit Omaha Dody Roach $102,600 Men Nguyen
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split John Cernuto $147,000 Lonnie Heimowitz
$1,500 Razz Randy Holland $87,000 Joe Aurelio
$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Adeeb Harb $155,815 Noli Francisco
$1,500 No Limit Hold'em John Morgan $227,815 George Githens
$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/Rebuys Jim Huntley $168,600 Phil Mazzella
$1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em Al Krux $156,375 Gerardo Crespi
$2,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Frank Thompson $94,000 Ted Forrest
$5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw w/Rebuys Freddy Deeb $146,250 Mickey Appleman
$2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Men Nguyen $110,000 Matthias Rohnacher
$1,500 Ace to Five Draw Hans Lund $71,400 John Henson
$5,000 Chinese Poker w/Rebuys Jim Feldhouse $50,000 Eli Balas
$3,000 Limit Hold'em Donny Kerr $200,400 Michael Halford
$2,500 Seven Card Stud Marty Sigel $144,000 Annie Duke
$2,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/Rebuys Sam Farha $145,000 Brent Carter
$2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em Barbara Enright $180,000 Stan Goldstein
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Henry Orenstein $130,000 Humberto Brenes
$2,500 No Limit Hold'em Mel Weiner $250,315 John Spadavecchia
$5,000 Limit Hold'em Tony Ma $236,000 John Bonetti
$1,000 Ladies' Seven Card Stud Susie Isaacs $42,000 Nikki Harris

Main Event

There were 295 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament.

Final table

Place Name Prize
1st Huck Seed $1,000,000
2nd Bruce Van Horn $585,000
3rd John Bonetti $341,250
4th Men Nguyen $195,000
5th An Tran $128,700
6th Andre Boyer $97,500

Other High Finishes

NB: This list is restricted to top 30 finishers with an existing WorldHeritage entry.

Place Name Prize
10th David Chiu $31,200
13th Chau Giang $27,300
16th Berry Johnston $23,400
17th Dan Harrington $23,400
18th Frank Henderson $23,400
19th John Esposito $19,500
21st Peter Vilandos $19,500
24th Hal Kant $19,500
25th Donnacha O'Dea $19,500
26th Lucy Rokach $19,500

External links

  • 1996 World Series of Poker at
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