[HorseShoe]26th Annual
World Series of Poker

No-Limit Texas Hold'em

$10,000 Buy-in
Entries: 273
Total Prize Money: $2,730,000

1994 Defending Champion: Russ Hamilton - $1,000,000

1995 Champion: DAN HARRINGTON

The Winners

1. Dan Harrington $1,000,000
2. Howard Goldfarb 519,000
3. Brent Carter 302,750
4. Hamid Dastmalchi 173,000
5. Barbara Enright 114,180

May 19, 1995

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LAS VEGAS -- Dan Harrington, a 49-year-old professional poker player from Downey, California, topped a record field of 273 players over a four-day period to win the championship event of the 26th annual World Series of Poker tournament at Binion's Horseshoe Hotel and Casino. For his first-place finish in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold'em competition, Harrington was awarded $1 million and a custom-designed, 14-karat gold bracelet to commemorate his victory. Harrington entered the championship tournament by winning a $250 buy-in satellite event, a smaller contest held each day during the World Series, and parlayed that $250 entry fee into the $1 million grand prize. His final winning hand in the championship competition was two pair, queens and eights. This is the second World Series title for Harrington, who claimed his first title and $249,000 for his victory in the $2,500 buy-in no-limit Hold'em event held May 12. With total World Series earnings of $1,297,250, he now ranks No. 7 on the tournament roster of all-time money winners. A former attorney, Harrington has been playing poker for 12 years.

Placing second in the Texas Hold'em championship event and winning $519,000 was Howard Goldfarb, a 33-year-old land developer from Toronto, Canada. A recreational poker player, Goldfarb has cashed in one previous World Series competition. He began playing poker just two years ago. Brent Carter of Oak Park, Illinois, won third place and $302,750. A 46-year-old retired businessman, Carter holds two World Series of Poker titles, as well as titles from the Hall of Fame Poker Classic, the Super Bowl of Poker, the L.A. Poker Classic, and the Diamond Jim Brady Poker Tournament. His introduction to poker came during grade school, when he began playing penny ante with his friends. Hamid Dastmalchi, the 1992 World Champion of Poker, finished in fourth place for $173,000. A 39-year-old real-estate investor from San Diego, California, Dastmalchi holds three World Series of Poker titles and has accumulated tournament earnings of $1,597,160. He currently holds down the No. 3 spot on the roster of all-time World Series money winners. Placing fifth and winning $114,180 was Barbara Enright, a professional poker player from Van Nuys, California. This is the highest finish ever for a woman in the championship no-limit Texas Hold'em event. The only two-time Women's World Poker Champion (1986, '94), Enright has total World Series earnings of $170,960 and now ranks No. 1 on the women's roster of all-time tournament money winners. Among the other highlights of this year's World Series of Poker are the following:

A record number of 4,146 entrants participated in the 26th annual World Series of Poker, and the total prize money distributed was $10,904,500, also setting a new tournament record.
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