World Series of Poker Main Event Winners

The main event of the WSOP is the $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament. Winners of the event not only get the largest prize of the tournament and golden bracelet, but additionally their picture is placed into the Gallery of Champions.

Below is a list of the past Main Event winners:

 

Year Winner Winning Hand Prize (USD) Runner-Up
2007 USA Jerry Yang 8,250,000 Canada Tuan Lam
2006 USA Jamie Gold 12,000,000 USA Paul Wasicka
2005 Australia Joe Hachem 7,500,000 USA Steve Dannenmann
2004 USA Greg "Fossilman" Raymer 5,000,000 USA David Williams
2003 USA Chris Moneymaker 2,500,000 USA Sam Farha
2002 USA Robert Varkonyi 2,000,000 England Julian Gardner
2001 Spain Carlos Mortensen 1,500,000 USA Dewey Tomko
2000 USA Chris "Jesus" Ferguson 1,500,000 USA T. J. Cloutier
1999 Ireland Noel Furlong 1,000,000 USA Alan Goehring
1998 USA Scotty Nguyen 1,000,000 USA Kevin McBride
1997 USA Stu "The Kid" Ungar 1,000,000 USA John Strzemp
1996 USA Huck Seed 1,000,000 USA Bruce Van Horn
1995 USA Dan Harrington 1,000,000 USA Howard Goldfarb
1994 USA Russ Hamilton 1,000,000 USA Hugh Vincent
1993 USA Jim Bechtel 1,000,000 USA Glenn Cozen
1992 USA Hamid Dastmalchi 1,000,000 USA Tom Jacobs
1991 USA Brad Daugherty 1,000,000 USA Don Holt
1990 Wales Mansour Matloubi 895,000 USA Hans "Tuna" Lund
1989 USA Phil Hellmuth, Jr. 755,000 USA Johnny Chan
1988 USA Johnny Chan 700,000 USA Erik Seidel
1987 USA Johnny Chan 625,000 USA Frank Henderson
1986 USA Berry Johnston - 570,000 USA Mike Harthcock
1985 USA Bill Smith 700,000 USA T. J. Cloutier
1984 USA "Gentleman" Jack Keller - 660,000 USA Byron "Cowboy" Wolford
1983 USA Tom McEvoy 580,000 USA Rod Peate
1982 USA Jack "Treetop" Straus 520,000 USA Dewey Tomko
1981 USA Stu "The Kid" Ungar 375,000 USA Perry Green
1980 USA Stu "The Kid" Ungar 385,000 USA Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson
1979 USA Hal Fowler 270,000 USA Bobby Hoff
1978 USA Bobby Baldwin - 210,000 USA Crandall Addington
1977 USA Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson 340,000 USA Gary Berland
1976 USA Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson 220,000 USA Jesse Alto
1975 USA Brian "Sailor" Roberts 210,000 USA Bob Hooks
1974 USA Johnny Moss - 160,000 USA Crandall Addington
1973 USA Walter "Puggy" Pearson 130,000 USA Johnny Moss
1972 USA "Amarillo Slim" Preston - 80,000 USA Johnny Moss
1971 USA Johnny Moss - 30,000 USA Walter "Puggy" Pearson
1970 USA Johnny Moss * - - -

* awarded by vote

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