|1991 WSOP Main Event Winner||Brad Daugherty|
|Runner Up||Don Holt|
|Winning Hand||K J|
|Losing Hand||7 3|
|1st Place Prize||$1,000,000|
|Number of Main Event Entrants||215|
1991 was the first year in which the winner of the WSOP Main Event would walk away with a prize of $1,000,000. The winner of the event would be Brad Daugherty, who started seriously competing in poker tournaments after realizing how much money he could win.
Brad Daugherty had to make a gargantuan comeback to win the event, as his chip stack had dwindled to nearly nothing. Nevertheless, he would make a comeback and defeat Don Holt in heads-up play.
The tournament came to a close when Don Holt tried to steal a pot with a huge all-in bluff. Both players went to the flop, which fell J-10-8. Daugherty checked to Holt, who promptly pushed all of his chips into the middle. Daugherty turned up K-J for top pair while Holt only held 7-3. After the turn came down a 5 and another 8 fell on the river Daugherty was crowned as the 1991 World Series of Poker Champion.