1996 World Series of Poker

Due to technical difficulties the reporting on this event is abbreviated. We hope to be able to resume more complete reporting in subsequent events.

Seven Card Stud (Limit)

$2,500 Buy-in
Entries: 144
Total Prize Money: $360,000

1995 Champion: Danny Robison

1996 Champion: Marty Sigel

The Winners

1. Marty Sigel $144,000
Las Vegas, NV
2. Annie Duke $72,000
Las Vegas, NV
3. Mori Eskandani $36,000
Las Vegas, NV
4. Artie Cobb $21,600
Las Vegas, NV
5. Mansour Matloubi $18,000
London, England
6. Ted Forrest $14,400
Henderson, NV
7. Gene Fisher $10,800
El Paso, TX
8. Skip Wilson $7,200
West Chester, OH
9. David Richter $5,400
Bayville, NY
10. John Heaney $5,400
Wenonah, NJ
11. Fred Sigur Jr $5,400
Chalmette, LA
12. Matthias Rohnacher $5,400
Heidelberg, Germany
13. Peter Brownstein $3,600
Arnold, MD
14. Catherine Brown $3,600
San Antonio, TX
15. Charles Maloney $3,600
Detroit, MI
16. Chris Bjorin $3,600
London, England

The Showdown

Binion's Horseshoe, May 7, 1996 - Marty Sigel, a 49-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran from Las Vegas, topped a record field of 144 players last night to win the 17th event of the 27th annual World Series of Poker at Binions Horseshoe Hotel and Casino. For his first-place finish in the $2,500 buy-in limit Seven-Card Stud competition, Sigel was awarded $144,000 and a custom-designed 14-karat gold bracelet to commemorate his victory.

"I am physically exhausted - I couldnt have gone on much longer," Sigel said after the 14-hour competition ended. "But, of course, Im very pleased. I really wanted that bracelet. "

This is the second World Series of Poker title for Sigel, a recreational gambler who won this same event during the 1993 tournament. He also won the 1988 International World Champion title in Malta and has finished in the money in several other major competitions. Sigel began playing poker as a teenager.

Placing second in the Seven Card Stud event and winning $72,000 was Annie Duke, a 30-year-old professional poker player from Las Vegas. The editor of Poker World magazine, Duke now has a record eight times in the money at the World Series - more than any other woman - and with total earnings of $161,493, she ranks second on the womens roster of all-time tournament money winners.

Mori Eskandani of Las Vegas won third place and $36,000. A recreational player, Eskandani has finished in the money in several other major tournaments.

The 1996 World Series of Poker continues at the Horseshoe through May 16. The $2,500 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event begins today at noon, followed by the $2,500 buy-in pot-limit Texas Holdem competition on May 8.

More than 4,000 entrants - representing at least 20 countries - are expected to participate in this years World Series, and the total money distributed is anticipated to be in excess of $11 million.

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