Event 20: $5,000 Limit Hold'em

A Little Poker History


If you ask any poker fan, "Who won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 1999," many will probably pass. The Irishman Noel Furlong isn't that known since he hasn't been playing a lot of poker as of late.

For all you guys who did answer this correctly we'll take it one step further. Who finished second that year in the Main Event?

If you got this right you're a die hard poker fan, or maybe just around for a long time. It's been 13 years since Alan Goehring finished second in the Main Event cashing $768,625, and he's in today's field. Even we had a hard time spotting him but one of his table mates helped us out.

"Aren't you the guy who finished second to Noel Furling in 1999," a player shouted as he pointed at the big banner up on the wall. Goehring nodded and the two started chatting about that final table that also had Padraig Parkinson, Erik Seidel and Huck Seed on it. Finishing second in the Main Event wasn't Goehring's biggest result as he won two World Poker Tour events, one in 2003 for $1,011,886 and one in 2006 for $2,391,550 adding up his total career earnings up to well over five million dollars.

Alan Goehring us 15,000

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