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1995 WSOP Main Event Winner Dan Harrington
Runner Up Howard Goldfarb
Winning Hand 9 8
Losing Hand A 7
1st Place Prize $1,000,000
Number of Main Event Entrants 273

At the 1995 WSOP Main Event it would be “Action” Dan Harrington who would walk away with the title and the $1 million first prize.

Dan Harrington gave himself the nickname of “Action” Dan to influence other players into thinking of him as a loose player when in fact he was the complete opposite, a very tight player who always thought through his decisions. Dan can frequently be seen at the poker tables wearing a green Red Sox hat and always has a calm expression on his face.

On the final hand Howard Goldfarb moved all-in on the flop of 8-6-2 while only holding A-7, hoping ot steal the pot on a bluff. Harrington made the call with his 9-8 for top pair, and Goldfarb needed help to survive. The queen on the turn did not provide the help and neither would the queen on the river. Goldfarb had lost all of his chips to Dan, making Dan Harrington the 1995 world champion.