World Series of Poker Champions


July 16, 2008

The final table of the 2008 WSOP is set, so let’s take a look back at some of the past WSOP champions and World Series of Poker winners since its inception back in 1970.

World Series of Poker Winners - WSOP Champions (1970-2008)

Year - WSOP Champion - Prize Money

2008 - ? - $9,119,338

2007 — Jerry Yang, $8,250,000

2006 — Jamie Gold, $12,000,000

2005 — Joseph Hachem, $7,500,000

2004 — Greg Raymer, $5,000,000

2003 — Chris Moneymaker, $2,500,000

2002 — Robert Varkonyi, $2,000,000

2001 — Carlos Mortenson, $1,500,000

2000 — Chris Ferguson, $1,500,000

World Series of Poker Winners - WSOP Champions

1999 — J.J. “Noel” Furlong, $1,000,000

1998 — Scotty Nguyen, $1,000,000

1997 — Stu Ungar, $1,000,000

1996 — Huck Seed, $1,000,000

1995 — Dan Harrington, $1,000,000

1994 — Russ Hamilton, $1,000,000

1993 — Jim Bechtel, $1,000,000

1992 — Hamid Dastmalchi, $1,000,000

1991 — Brad Daugherty, $1,000,000

1990 — Mansour Matloubi, $895,000

1989 — Phil Hellmuth Jr., $755,000

1988 — Johnny Chan, $700,000

1987 — Johnny Chan, $625,000

1986 — Berry Johnston, $570,000

1985 — Bill Smith, $700,000

1984 — Jack Keller, $660,000

1983 — Tom McEvoy, $580,000

1982 — Jack Strauss, $520,000

1981 — Stu Ungar, $375,000

1980 — Stu Ungar, $385,000

1979 — Hal Fowler, $270,000

1978 — Bobby Baldwin, $210,000

1977 — Doyle Brunson, $340,000

1976 — Doyle Brunson, $220,000

1975 — Sailor Roberts, $210,000

1974 — Johnny Moss, $160,000

1973 — Puggy Pearson, $130,000

1972 — Amarillo Slim Preston, $80,000

1971 — Johnny Moss, $30,000

1970 — Johnny Moss, There was no prize money awarded in this year. Johnny Moss won by a player vote.

Information courtesy of IHT

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