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Johnny Moss

1907 - 1995

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Johnny Moss (May 14, 1907 – December 16, 1995) was a gambler and professional poker player. He was the first winner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, at the time a cash game event in which he was awarded the title by the vote of his peers in 1970. He also twice won the current tournament format of the WSOP Main Event in 1971 and 1974. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Moss has received more than 322,506 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Johnny Moss is the 3rd most popular poker player, the 8,140th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,437th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Poker Player.

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Among poker players, Johnny Moss ranks 3 out of 14Before him are Doyle Brunson and Stu Ungar. After him are Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan, Dan Harrington, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, Chris Ferguson, Scotty Nguyen, and Tom Dwan.

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Among people born in 1907, Johnny Moss ranks 301Before him are Ragnar Gustavsson, Farid Simaika, Mirdza Ķempe, Vladimir Veksler, Alan Reed, and Alexander Wood. After him are Célestin Delmer, Klaes Karppinen, George Baird, Ciro Verratti, Ann Todd, and Maurice Cloche. Among people deceased in 1995, Johnny Moss ranks 245Before him are Benjamin Mazar, Phil Harris, René Bader, Prawitz Öberg, Joe Slovo, and Hideko Maehata. After him are Víctor Ugarte, Riccardo Carapellese, Stig Sjölin, George Woodcock, Iosif Kheifits, and Giorgio Bocchino.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Moss ranks 8,140 out of 18,182Before him are Ricky Schroder (1970), Diana Der Hovanessian (1934), Charles Augustus Young (1834), Hope Davis (1964), Christopher Browning (1944), and Judith O'Dea (1945). After him are Mia Malkova (1992), Earl Derr Biggers (1884), Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835), James Gordon Bennett Jr. (1841), Paul Lynde (1926), and Jack Wagner (1959).

Among POKER PLAYERS In United States

Among poker players born in United States, Johnny Moss ranks 3Before him are Doyle Brunson (1933) and Stu Ungar (1953). After him are Phil Hellmuth (1964), Dan Harrington (1945), Phil Ivey (1977), Chris Ferguson (1963), Tom Dwan (1986), and Joe Cada (1987).