1977 World Collection of Poker

The 1977 World Collection of Poker was the eighth annual World Collection of Poker. It was held at Binnion’s Horseshoe. The variety of preliminary occasions elevated to 12, up from seven the earlier yr.
Probably the most notable additions to the preliminary occasions was the $100 Girls’ Seven Card Stud. The occasion was received by Jackie McDaniels, making her the primary ever WSOP champion in a girls solely occasion. It was additionally the smallest buy-in with the smallest prize pool of any occasion within the historical past of the match. McDaniels walked away with a money prize of $5,580.
The large winner from the preliminary occasions was Bobby Baldwin. He received each the $10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw and the $5,000 Seven Card Stud, touchdown him money prizes of $80,000 and $44,000 respectively. Baldwin was in his late twenties on the time of the match, which was comparatively younger by poker requirements in these days.
Doyle Brunson was the second-biggest winner from the preliminary occasions. He received the $1,000 Seven Card Stud Cut up match which was ok for a money prize of $62,500. Unheralded Louis Hunsucker earned the third-most cash from the preliminary occasions. He received $34,200 within the $1,500 No Restrict Maintain’em match.
From 1975 to 1976, the variety of contributors within the Principal Occasion elevated from 21 to 22. That quantity elevated considerably in 1977. There have been 34 gamers who agreed to pay $10,000 to play within the No Restrict Maintain’em Principal Occasion on the 1977 World Collection of Poker. Simply six years earlier, on the inaugural Principal Occasion, there have been six entrants within the Principal Occasion.
With all 34 gamers paying the $10,000 entrance charge into the match, the prize for first place was at a hefty $340,000. No cash was awarded to second- and third-place finishers.
The quantity of gamers slowly dwindled down till there have been three gamers left: Doyle Brunson, Gary Berland, and Milo Jacobson. When Jacobson was eradicated, Doyle Brunson had only one extra adversary to handle in his quest to grow to be the primary individual to repeat as Principal Occasion champion (Johnny Moss received the primary two WSOP’s, however there was no Principal Occasion when he received the primary one in 1970).
His opponent, Gary “Bones” Berland, was an amazing poker participant and Brunson couldn’t afford to take him flippantly. He caught round on the poker scene for a very long time, ending up with 5 WSOP bracelets and a third-place end on the 1986 Principal Occasion.
In probably the most wonderful coincidences in poker historical past, Brunson was dealt a ten-deuce. Only one yr earlier, Brunson had received the 1976 Principal Occasion with the identical hand. Brunson referred to as Berland’s all in bid after the flip card when he had a pair of 2s and a pair of 10s. The river card was a ten, giving Brunson the identical 10s over 2s full home that received him the Principal Occasion one yr earlier.
Brunson received the mammoth money prize of $340,000 and secured himself a spot in poker historical past as one of many best to ever play. Within the many years since he received the 1976 and 1977 WSOP, the ten-deuce hand continues to be generally known as “the Doyle Brunson.”

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