The 35th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion’s Horseshoe in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 21 to May 28, 2004.
This would be the final year the WSOP was held at Binion’s Horseshoe before moving to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in 2005. The concluding $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship would see a record-setting 2,576 entrants – which was more than three times the number from the previous year – create a prize pool of over $24.2 million that paid the top 225 finishers.
of Raleigh, North Carolina, would emerge victorious after he defeated David Williams
, of Las Vegas, Nevada, heads-up to win the $5 million first-place prize. Both Raymer and Williams hold the top spot in the 2004 WSOP Main Event Top 5 Hands
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as they play out the final hand of the tournament with both players holding a full house by the river.
Raymer features in another hand on the countdown when he tangles with Mike Matusow
of Las Vegas, Nevada. Raymer shoves with his flush draw, and Matusow makes a great call with just second pair. Matusow’s final hand of the 2004 WSOP Main Event is also in the countdown when he sees an unfortunate river card fall his way.
of Almere, Netherlands, holds a spot in the countdown when he plays a very interesting hand on the feature table that also includes a little bit of singing. Finally, 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Doyle Brunson
of Las Vegas, Nevada, is involved in a three-way clash at the final table that sees him table pocket kings in an effort to eliminate two players.
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About the World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit www.wsop.com