Tournament Information

Date: May 5 - 21, 1988
Venue: Binions Las Vegas, NV, United States
Event: No Limit Hold'em World Championship (May 16 - 21, 1988)
Buy-in: $10,000
Prize: $1,670,000
Entries: 167

Other Events

May 5, 1988 Limit Hold'em $1,500
May 6, 1988 No Limit Hold'em $1,500
May 7, 1988 Omaha Pot Limit $2,500
May 8, 1988 Seven-Card Stud $5,000
May 9, 1988 Omaha Limit $1,000
May 10, 1988 Seven-Card Stud Split $1,500
May 11, 1988 Women's 7-Card Stud $500
May 12, 1988 Seven-Card Stud $1,500
May 13, 1988 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw $5,000
May 14, 1988 Limit Ace to Five Draw $1,500
May 15, 1988 Seven-Card Razz $1,000
May 16 - 21, 1988 No Limit Hold'em World Championship $10,000

Event Results

Place Player Prize GPI PoY 2019
1st Johnny Chan $700,000
2nd Erik Seidel $280,000
3rd Ron Graham $140,000
4th Humberto Brenes $77,000
5th Thomas John "T.J." Cloutier $63,000
6th Jim Bechtel $49,000
7th Quinton Nixon $42,000
8th Mike Cox $28,000
9th Jesse Alto $21,000
10th Jeffrey Rothstein $12,500
11th Steve Kopp $12,500
12th Gary Lindgren $12,500
13th Ralph Morton $12,500
14th Richard Klamian $12,500
15th Jay Heimowitz $12,500
16th Garland Walters $12,500
17th Fredric David $12,500
18th Roger Moore $12,500
19th Jimmy Athanas $10,000
20th Mike Hart $10,000
21st Phil "Doc" Earle $10,000
22nd Junior Whited $10,000
23rd Ken "Skyhawk" Flaton $10,000
24th David Rubenstein $10,000
25th Howard Lipman $10,000
26th Don Williams $10,000
27th David Sklansky $8,750
28th John Spadavecchia $8,750
29th Norman Berliner $7,500
30th Hugh Todd $7,500
31st Jack Keller $7,500
32nd David "Chip" Reese $7,500
33rd Phil "The Poker Brat" Hellmuth $7,500
34th Ali Farsai $7,500
35th T. Tab $7,500
36th Stefan Dios $7,500