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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Remember These WSOP Main Event Hands?

07-10-2016 17132 responses Top results

The 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event is here! With the arrival of this year's version of poker's Super Bowl, we're thinking back to past Main Events and the long history of the prestigious tournament.

For this installment of The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz, we're taking a break from strategy as such to think about some key hands from WSOP Main Event final tables, including several final hands that memorably concluded them.

Here are eight trivia questions regarding some big Main Event hands. Getting six of the eight correct earns you a passing grade, and if you miss any you'll be shown an explanation of the correct response.

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Question 1

Doyle Brunson famously won back-to-back Main Event titles in 1976 and 1977 holding the same winning hand both times. What was the hand?

Question 2

No one has ever held pocket aces as the winning hand in a WSOP Main Event, but on two occasions players have lost the final hand while holding A-A -- in 1979 and again in 2001. Those two players were...

Question 3

Back in the 1990s, two straight Main Events ended with the winning player holding the same hand -- 9d-8d. The winners were...

Question 4

In the last hand of the 2003 Main Event, Sammy Farha raised from the button with Jh-10d and Chris Moneymaker called with 5d-4s. On the flop Moneymaker check-raised Farha’s continuation bet, then Farha pushed all in and Moneymaker called right away. The board was...

Question 5

On the last hand of the 2006 Main Event, Jamie Gold held Qs-9c and made top pair when the flop came Qc-8h-5h. After Paul Wasicka bet, Gold pushed all in and after thinking about it Wasicka decided to call. Wasicka then saw he was behind with...

Question 6

In 2010, eventual winner Jonathan Duhamel beat a short-stacked John Racener heads-up, but only after surviving a huge preflop all-in versus Joseph Cheong when it was three-handed. In that hand, Duhamel had Qc-Qd while Cheong held...

Question 7

In the last five WSOP Main Events, two players have won the last hand while holding A-K. Who were they?

Question 8

Joe McKeehen won last year’s WSOP Main Event holding Ah-10d versus runner-up Josh Beckley’s 4c-4d. Before knocking out Beckley, McKeehen had eliminated Neil Blumenfield in third in a hand that saw McKeehen reraise with pocket queens, then call after Blumenfield four-bet shoved with...

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