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1974 WSOP Main Event Winner Johnny Moss
Runner Up Crandall Addington
Winning Hand  3 3
Losing Hand A 10
1st Place Prize $160,000
Number of Main Event Entrants 16

At the 1974 World Series of Poker, Johnny Moss showed up to play, despite having announced his retirement from tournament poker the year before. The draw of the WSOP was too much to resist and “The Grand Old Man of Poker” was back to compete for a third WSOP title.

Johnny Moss was considered to be the best poker player of the time, having been voted the winner of the 1970 WSOP and winning the new Main Event tournament the following year. Johnny Moss was a legend and the other poker players feared him and his abilities.

Johnny Moss easily cut through the 16 player field at the 1974 WSOP Main Event, his final opponent was Texan Crandall Addington, known as “Dandy” for his immaculately dressed appearance. He always wore a suit at the poker table and was a first-class gentleman. However, none of this helped him against Johnny Moss, as Johnny would mow him down just as he did the rest of the field to win his third WSOP title. Only Stuey “The Kid” Ungar has won that many, and with the WSOP now attracting thousands of poker players every year, it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever again win three WSOP Main Event titles.