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 Razz

$1,500 Buy-in
Entries: 145
Total Prize Money: $217,500

1995 Champion: Mickey Sisskind

1996 Champion: Randy Holland

The Winners

1. Randy Holland $87,000
Tallahassee, FL
2. Joe Aurelio $43,500
Las Vegas, NV
3. Berry Johnston $21,750
Las Vegas, NV
4. Tom Hufnagle $13,050
Las Vegas, NV
5. Jeff Chapman $10,875
Kansas City, MO
6. Tom Ricketts $8,700
Spring Valley, CA
7. Lee Wolfman $6,525
New York, NY
8. David Shore $4,350
Brooklyn, NY
9. Chris Ferguson $3,262
Pacific Palisades, CA
10. Wally Caldwell $3,262
Columbia, MD
11. Cliff Pappas $3,262
Scottsdale, AZ
12. Jeff Burdsall $3,262
Las Vegas, NV
13. Leroy Baca $2,175
Belen, NM
14. Linda Johnson $2,175
Las Vegas, NV
15. Joe Lazar $2,175
New Orleans, LA
16. "Oklahoma" Johnny Hale $2,175
Las Vegas, NV

The Showdown

Binion's Horseshoe, April 27, 1996 -- Randy Holland of Tallahassee, Florida, defeated a record field of 145 entrants last night to win the sixth event of the 27th annual World Series of Poker at Binion's Horseshoe Hotel and Casino. For his first-place finish in the $1,500 buy-in limit Seven Card Razz event, Holland was awarded $87,000 and a custom-designed 14-karat gold bracelet to commemorate his victory.

This is the first tournament title for Holland, who has finished in the money in several other major poker competitions.

Placing second in the Seven Card Razz event and winning $43,500 was Joe Aurelio of Las Vegas.

Berry Johnston, a 60-year-old professional gambler from Las Vegas, finished in third place for $21,750. The 1986 World Champion of Poker, Johnston now has to his credit four World Series of Poker titles, as well as countless titles from other major competitions. With total World Series earnings of $1,631,162, Johnston currently ranks third on the tournament roster of all-time money winners.

The 1996 World Series of Poker continues at the Horseshoe through May 16. The $1,500 buy-in limit Omaha High-Low Split Eight-or-Better event begins today at noon, followed by the $1,500 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold'em competition on April 29.

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

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