Poker Bonus Codes - Full Tilt Bonus - WPT
Get Bonus Codes
Full Tilt Poker
Absolute Poker
Pacific Poker
Cake Poker
Mansion Poker
Doyle's Room
Poker Stars
Paradise Poker
Party Poker
Titan Poker
Lucky Ace Poker
Poker Extras
Poker Tips
WPT Satellites
Full Tilt Poker Bonus Offers
Full Tilt Bonus Offers

DOwnload Full Tilt Poker


World Series of Poker History


History of WSOP 

In 1970 the World Series of Poker (WSOP) officially launched. It was first held at Binion's Horseshoe and only had 7 players this year. Johnny Moss won the 1970 WSOP and took home a silver cup for the prize. Since 1971 WSOP the winner has always took home a cash prize. Throughout the years there have been several games that been added to the WSOP but most of them have been either replaced or subtracted off the schedule, but the 3 main events are Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hold'em, and Seven Card Stud. These three games are played in 42 separate events. Bought now a days the winners get a cash prize and a gold bracelet. The gold bracelet is just as big as getting a SuperBowl NFL ring, if not bigger.

The WSOP poker legends throughout the years have been Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan. They both have won 10 bracelets each over the years. Phil Hellmuth is closely in second place with 9 bracelets. Todd Brunson, Doyle Brunsonís son, won the golden bracelet in a Omaha event during the 2005 WSOP, this makes them the only father and son to win as a team. There have been quite a few amount of celebrities flocking to Poker Tournaments and the WSOP, just to name a few who have won over the years are Patrick Bruel, Jennifer Tilly, and Jan Sorensen.

The World Series of Poker started out very small, but this has changed dramatically. Actually, there had a be a cap of only 8,000 players for the 2006 WSOP poker year because it was growing too fast to keep up with. The cause was the coverage that Poker received through ESPN and other channels, not to mention the popularity the celebrities brought. To get into the World Series of Poker there is a buy in of $10,000. But with all the Online Poker rooms offering the 2008 WSOP satellites it is possible to get in for free. The poker players must also qualify through the lower poker events. These games can not only be played as WSOP satellites but as actual events held in Las Vegas.

Past winners have also included Joseph Hachem, Greg Raymer, and Chris Moneymaker. In 2003, the year that Chris Moneymaker won, there were only 839 entrants. This jumped the following year to over 2500, a little more than three times the previous year. And as the number of players expands so does the top prize. Of course, the hosting casino takes a percentage, usually 6-10%, of the total buy-in amount.

Year Winner Prize US$
2007 Jerry Yang 8,250,000
2006 Jamie Gold 12,161,719
2005 Joseph Hachem (Australia) 7,500,000
2004 Greg "Fossilman" Raymer 5,000,000
2003 Chris Moneymaker 2,500,000
2002 Robert Varkonyi 2,000,000
2001 Juan Carlos "The Matador" Mortensen (Spain) 1,500,000
2000 Chris "Jesus" Ferguson 1,500,000
1999 Noel Furlong (Ireland) 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 (Welsh) 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 "Treetop" Straus 520,000
1981 Stu Ungar 375,000
1980 Stu Ungar 385,000
1979 Hal Fowler 270,000
1978 Bobby Baldwin 210,000
1977 Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson 340,000
1976 Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson 220,000
1975 Brian "Sailor" Roberts 210,000
1974 Johnny Moss 160,000
1973 Walter "Puggy" Pearson 130,000
1972 "Amarillo Slim" Preston 80,000
1971 Johnny Moss 30,000
1970 Johnny Moss Silver Cup


Full Tilt WSOP
Full Tilt Poker WSOP 2007 Freeroll:

Get Poker Codes is offering a special $5000 Freeroll at Full Tilt Poker. This is a unique promotion for new Full Tilt players only. Full Tilt is open to US players

Full Tilt Bonus Code
Featured Room

Cake Poker Bonus Code:

Cake Poker is one of the hottest new poker rooms and is open to US players.  Use Cake Poker Bonus Code: GetBonus


Cake Poker Bonus
WSOP and WPT Satellites:

Become a part of history by playing in the WSOP or a WPT event.  many rooms allowing US players are holding WSOP and WPT satellites.  You can win a chance to one of these events for as little as $5.
WPT Satellites
                   Poker Bonus Codes and special online poker promotions


| Legal | Poker Links | Sitemap

Pacific Poker Bonus | LuckyAce Poker Bonus | Full Tilt Bonus code | Poker Stars Bonus
Mansion Poker Review | Cake Poker Bonus | WPT Satellites | Party Poker Bonus Code

Titan Poker Bonus Code | Paradise Poker Bonus | Absolute Poker Bonus