|1981 WSOP Main Event Winner||Stu Ungar|
|Runner Up||Perry Green|
|Winning Hand||A Q|
|Losing Hand||10 9|
|1st Place Prize||$375,000|
|Number of Main Event Entrants||75|
In 1981 kid poker player Stu Ungar would win his second consecutive WSOP Main Event. Stu did so by completely dominating his final table, expanding his stack until he had a huge chip lead over his competitors.
Stu would face Perry Green in heads-up play, and the battle between them became a tight seesaw battle until Stu was finally able to put his opponent away. In the final hand Green moved all-in on a semi-bluff when the flop fell 8-7-4, giving him an open-ended straight draw. After another 4 fell on the turn and a queen fell on the river, Stu Ungar was crowned as world champion for the second year in a row, earning $375,000 for his victory.
Stu would soon fall into drug addiction and lose what money he didn’t spend on drugs on other forms of gambling. He would make a great comeback in 1997 when he won the WSOP Main Event for a third time, but he would die the following year with only $800 to his name.