Historical WSOP Poker Hands

Famous WSOP Hands

NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM WSOP 2018


 $10,000 Main Event: Welcome to Cynn City - John Cynn vs. Tony Miles

John Cynn
vs
Tony Miles
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
John Cynn
66.2%96.3%100%100%
Tony Miles
33.1%3.6%00

NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM WSOP 2017


$10,000 Main Event: Blum Goes the Dynamite - Scott Blumstein vs. Dan Ott

Scott Blumstein
vs
Dan Ott
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Scott Blumstein
22.9%13.9%7%100%
Dan Ott
56.6%71.1%92.9%0

NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM WSOP 2016


$10,000 Main Event: Vayo Con Dios - Qui Nguyen vs. Gordon Vayo

Qui Nguyen
vs
Gordon Vayo
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Qui Nguyen
68.9%68.6%81.9%100%
Gordon Vayo
29.3%29.2%18.1%0

NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM WSOP 2015


$10,000 Main Event: Joe McKeehen in God Mode - Joe McKeehen vs. Josh Beckley

Joe Mckeehan
vs
Josh Beckley
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Joe Mckeehan
47%91%95%100%
Josh Beckley
53%9%5%0

NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM WSOP 2014


$10,000 Main Event: Sometimes the Better Hand Wins - Martin Jacobson vs. Felix Stephensen

Martin Jacobson
vs
Felix Stephensen
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Martin Jacobson
69%99.5%100%100%
Felix Stephensen
31%0.5%00

NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM WSOP 2013


$10,000 Main Event: Riess the Beast - Jay Farber vs. Ryan Riess

Ryan Riess
vs
Jay Farber
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Ryan Riess
65%86%93%100%
Jay Farber
35%14%7%0

NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM WSOP 2012


$10,000 Main Event: King Merson - Greg Merson vs. Jesse Sylvia

Greg Merson
vs
Jesse Sylvia
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Greg Merson
54.6%75.7%86.4%
Jesse Sylvia
44.7%24.3%13.6%

NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM WSOP 2011


$10,000 Main Event: Pius and the Sunshine Band - Pius Heinz vs. Martin Staszko

Pius Heniz
vs
Martin Staszko
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Pius Heniz
61.8%71.8%77.3%100%
Martin Staszko
38.2%28.2%22.7%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 2010


$10,000 Main Event: Canada Plants Its Flag - Jonathan Duhamel vs. John Racener

Jonathan Duhamel
vs
John Racener
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Jonathan Duhamel
60.5%76.7%86.4%100%
John Racener
39.1%22.4%13.6%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD*EM WSOP 2009


$10,000 Main Event: Cada Flips the Switch - Joe Cada vs. Darvin Moon

Joe Cada
vs
Darvin Moon
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Joe Cada
51.6%78.1%86.4%100%
Darvin Moon
48%21.9%13.6%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 2008


$10,000 Main Event: Final Hand - Peter Eastgate vs. Ivan Demidov

Peter Eastgate
vs
Ivan Demidov
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Peter Eastgate
62.5%31.5%90.9%100%
Ivan Demidov
36.9%68.5%9.1%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 2007


$10,000 Main Event: Silencing the Lam - Jerry Yang vs. Tuan Lam

JERRY YANG
vs
Tuan Lam
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
JERRY YANG
52.6%12%13.6%100%
Tuan Lam
47%88%86.4%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 2006


$10,000 Main Event: Talking Your Way to a Champion - Jamie Gold vs. Paul Wasicka

Jamie Gold
vs
Paul Wasicka
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Jamie Gold
28.6%86.5%95.5%100%
Paul Wasicka
71%13.5%4.5%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 2005


$10,000 Main Event: From rags to riches - Joe Hachem vs. Steve Dannenmann

Joe Hachem
vs
Steve Dannenmann
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Joe Hachem
26%83.3%93.2%100%
Steve Dannenmann
72.5%5%6.8%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 2004


$10,000 Main Event: Value-betting until the river - Greg Raymer vs. David Williams

Greg Raymer
vs
David Williams
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Greg Raymer
69.8%66.4%79.5%100%
David Williams
29.8%31%20.5%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM 2002


$10,000 Main Event: Semi-bluffing on the flop - Robert Varkonyi vs. Julian Gardner

Robert Varkonyi
vs
Julian Gardner
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Robert Varkonyi
61%66.2%75%100%
Julian Gardner
39%33.8%25%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 2001


$10,000 Main Event: Being overly aggressive - Carlos Mortensen vs. Phil Helmuth

Carlos Mortensen
vs
Phil Helmuth
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Carlos Mortensen
74%85.7%81.8%100%
Phil Helmuth
26%14.3%18.2%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 2001


$10,000 Main Event: Trapping with aces - Carlos Mortensen vs. Dewey Tomko

Carlos Mortensen
vs
Dewey Tomko
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Carlos Mortensen
17.4%48.5%25%100%
Dewey Tomko
82.6%51.5%75%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 2000


$10,000 Main Event: A kicker that got outkicked - Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson vs. TJ Cloutier

Chris Ferguson
vs
TJ Cloutier
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Chris Ferguson
25.9%15.2%13.6%100%
TJ Cloutier
74.9%84.8%86.4%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1999


$10,000 Main Event: The small pocket pairs - Noel Furlong vs. Alan Goehring

Noel Furlong
vs
Alan Goehring
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Noel Furlong
18.6%83.2%90.9%100%
Alan Goehring
81.4%16.8%9.1%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1998


 $10,000 Main Event: "I play the board" - Scotty Nguyen vs. Kevin McBride

Scotty Nguyen
vs
Kevin McBride
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Scotty Nguyen
34.2%94.8%97.7%100%
Kevin McBride
65.8%5.2%2.3%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1997


$10,000 Main Event: Slow-playing a marginal hand - Stu Ungar vs. Mel Judah

Stu Ungar
vs
Mel Judah
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Stu Ungar
65.8%76.4%88.6%100%
Mel Judah
34.2%23.6%11.4%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1997


$10,000 Main Event: A stone cold bluff - Stu Ungar vs. Ron Stanley

Stu Ungar
vs
Mel Judah
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Stu Ungar
63%25.4%22.7%
Mel Judah
37%74.6%77.3%

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1997


$10,000 Main Event: A mistake or a great play? - Stu Ungar vs. John Strzemp

Stu Ungar
vs
John Strzemp
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Stu Ungar
34.8%34.8%42%
John Strzemp
65.2%65.2%58%

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1996


$10,000 Main Event: Overplaying middle pair - Huckleberry Seed vs. Bruce Van Horn

Huckleberry Seed
vs
Bruce Van Horn
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Huckleberry Seed
33.1%83.9%75%100%
Bruce Van Horn
66.9%16.1%25%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1995


$10,000 Main Event: Moving in with nothing - Dan Harrington vs. Howard Goldfarb

Dan Harrington
vs
Goldfarb
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Dan Harrington
47.2%81.7%93.2%100%
Goldfarb
52.8%18.3%6.8%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1994


$10,000 Main Event: A bad spot to bluff - Russ Hamilton vs. Hugh Vincent

Russ Hamilton
vs
Hugh Vincent
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Russ Hamilton
85%95.2%81.8%100%
Hugh Vincent
15%4.8%18.2%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1994


$10,000 Main Event: The importance of a kicker - Russ Hamilton vs. Hugh Vincent

Russ Hamilton
vs
Hugh Vincent
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Russ Hamilton
72.4%83.3%93.2%100%
Hugh Vincent
27.6%16.7%6.8%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1993


$10,000 Main Event: Rags against rags - Jim Bechtel vs. Glen Cozen

Jim Bechtel
vs
Glen Cozen
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Jim Bechtel
61.4%75.2%86.4%100%
Glen Cozen
38.6%24.8%13.6%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1992


$10,000 Main Event: A slow-play that back fired - Hamid Dastmalchi vs. Tom Jacobs

Hamid Dastmalchi
vs
Tom Jacobs
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Hamid Dastmalchi
36.7%16.8%90.9%100%
Tom Jacobs
63.3%83.2%9.1%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1991


$10,000 Main Event: Marginal Hand Punished - Don Holt vs. Brad Daugherty

Brad Daugherty
vs
Don Holt
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Brad Daugherty
64.4%78.5%81.8%100%
Don Holt
35.6%21.5%18.2%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1990


$10,000 Main Event: The miracle river card - Hans "Tuna" Lund vs. Mansour Matloubi

Mansour Matloubi
vs
Hans Lund
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Mansour Matloubi
72.5%78.2%4.5%100%
Hans Lund
27.5%21.8%95.5%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1989


$10,000 Main Event: The two black nines - Phil Hellmuth vs. Johnny Chan

Phil Helmuth
vs
Johnny Chan
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Phil Helmuth
67.6%73.3%70.5%100%
Johnny Chan
32.4%26.7%29.5%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1988


$10,000 Main Event: Flopping the nuts - Johnny Chan vs. Erik Seidel

Johnny Chan
vs
Erik Seidel
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Johnny Chan
45.7%96.7%100%100%
Erik Seidel
54.3%3.3%00

NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM WSOP 1987


$10,000 Main Event: Overbetting the pot - Johnny Chan vs. Bob Ciaffone

Johnny Chan
vs
Bob Ciaffone
Flop
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlop
Johnny Chan
43.3%81.3%
Bob Ciaffone
56.6%18.7%

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1987


$10,000 Main Event: A coinflip - Johnny Chan vs. Frank Henderson

Johnny Chan
vs
Frank Henderson
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Johnny Chan
45.9%28.3%13.6%100%
Frank Henderson
54.1%71.7%86.4%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1985


$10,000 Main Event: Too much faith - TJ Cloutier vs. Bill Smith

Bill Smith
vs
TJ Cloutier
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Bill Smith
66.6%69.2%70.5%100%
TJ Cloutier
33.4%30.8%29.5%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1981


$10,000 Main Event: Set over set - Bobby Baldwin vs. Perry Green

Perry Green
vs
Bobby Baldwin
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Perry Green
81.2%8.6%4.5%100%
Bobby Baldwin
18.8%91.4%95.5%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1981


$10,000 Main Event: Draw against draw - Stu Ungar vs. Perry Green

Stu Ungar
vs
Perry Green
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Stu Ungar
65.3%71.6%77.3%100%
Perry Green
34.6%28.4%22.7%0

NO-LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM WSOP 1980


$10,000 Main Event: Betting small on the flop - Stu Ungar vs. Doyle Brunson

Stu Ungar
vs
Doyle Brunson
Flop
Turn
River
Best hand percentagePre-flopFlopTurnRiver
Stu Ungar
39%17.8%90.9%100%
Doyle Brunson
61%82.2%9.1%0

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