WSOP Event 14 – $10 000 Seven Card Stud
Seven Card Stud has been part of the WSOP schedule virtually since its inception and the first champion of the event in 1971 was none other than Puggy Pearson, inductee to the Poker Hall of Fame, bracelet winner of the 1973 WSOP Main Event, and father of the freezeout tournament concept.
Pearson won a paltry $10 000 for his efforts and over time he added one more bracelet to his collection for his Seven Card Stud prowess. Over the forty years the WSOP has been contested, Seven Card Stud has been part of the schedule of events for every single year, bar one, 1986.
Seven Card Stud Celebrities
Many accomplished poker players have claimed the Seven Card Stud title over the years including:
- Johnny Moss who claimed a duo of wins in 1975 and 1979 and contested the Main Event at every WSOP from 1970 to 1995, the year of his death. Moss won the Main Event three times and ended his long and successful career with 9 bracelets!
- The youngest winner, at the time, of the 1978 WSOP Main Event and proud owner of four bracelets, Bobby Baldwin. He took the Seven Card Stud title in 1977.
- Arguably one of the finest poker players the world has ever seen, the incomparable Doyle Brunson. He is the first player to have won consecutive WSOP Main Events (1976 & 1977) and currently holds 10 bracelets, tying with Johnny Chan and just one behind Phil Hellmuth!
- Stu Ungar, who clinched the title in 1983, remains the only poker player to have won the Main Event three times (Moss was voted best poker player by his peers in his first ‘victory’).
- Men Nguyen took the title in 2003 and is considered one of the most successful players on the circuit. He boasts over 120 money finishes, has claimed the gold bracelet at the WSOP six times and has pocketed over $8.5 million in career earnings!
The 2007 Results
On Wednesday June 6th 180 poker players took to the felt tables of the Rio to compete for a chunk of the $846 000 prize pool and the Seven Card Stud crown. Atlantic City native, Chris Reslock, outgunned the final table fundis including the enormously talented Phil Ivey and Marco Traniello to claim the bracelet and over $250 000 in cash!