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1983 World Series of Poker

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1983 World Series of Poker

The 1983 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held from May 9 to May 12, 1983 at Binion's Horseshoe.[1]


  • Preliminary events 1
  • Main Event 2
    • Final table 2.1
  • Notes 3

Preliminary events

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$2,500 Ace to Five Draw David Angel $46,250 Mike Cox
$1,500 No Limit Hold'em David Baxter $145,500 Richard Klamian
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Split Artie Cobb $52,000 David Singer
$800 Mixed Doubles Jim Doman & Donna Doman $10,000 Unknown
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Ken Flaton $62,000 Stu Ungar
$500 Ladies' Seven Card Stud Carolyn Gardner $16,000 Kim Bye
$1,000 No Limit Hold'em Buster Jackson $124,000 Rick Hamil
$2,500 Match Play Berry Johnston $40,000 Ray Zee
$1,000 Seven Card Razz John Lukas $43,000 Buddy McIntosh
$1,000 Limit Hold'em Tom McEvoy $117,000 Donnacha O'Dea
$1,000 Limit Omaha David Sklansky $25,500 Perry Green
$1,000 Ace to Five Draw Don Todd $49,500 Richard Stone
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Stu Ungar $110,000 Dewey Tomko

Main Event

There were 108 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament. Doyle Brunson fell just short in his attempt to win the main event for a third time when he finished third. Rod Peate and Tom McEvoy went on to play the longest heads-up match in World Series history until 2006. The match lasted over 7 hours. McEvoy emerged victorious becoming the first player to win the main event via satellite. Donnacha O'Dea was the first foreign player ever to place in the money at the WSOP.[2]

Final table

Place Name Prize
1st Tom McEvoy $540,000
2nd Rod Peate $216,000
3rd Doyle Brunson $108,000
4th Carl McKelvey $54,000
5th Robert Geers $54,000
6th Donnacha O'Dea $43,200
7th 'Austin Squatty' John Jenkins $21,600
8th R.R. Pennington $21,600
9th George Huber $21,600


  1. ^ 14th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1983
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