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World Series of Poker (WSOP) Chip History - by jojong

Discussion in 'General Articles' started by jojong, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. jojong

    jojong Well-Known Member

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    There has been a number of times were people have asked where can see pictures of chips used in World Series Of Poker. Since I'm a big collector of Binion's Horseshoe chips, which is a place where WSOP all began in 1970, I started researching.

    The pictures I provide are based on clips and pictures from the WSOP. Most of the old chips are based on edgespots, because there are no good face shots of the chips. Some of these chip scans are my own and some are from other sources. I like post face shots of the chips when ever possible and of course big stacks for us to drool on.:)

    If you have any pics to add please send them to me. I like to keep them in one place so no pics would go missing.

    1970 - 1978:
    Tournament chips:
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    1979
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    Tournament chips:
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    1980s - 1990s:
    Satellite Tournament chips:
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    1981 - 1983:
    The arodie $.25 chip was used as $1000 chips.
    Tournament chips:
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    1988 - 1990:
    Tournament chips:
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    1991:
    Buy-in chip:
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    Tournament chips:
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    1992:
    Buy-in chip:
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    1993:
    Buy-in chip:
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    Tournament chips:
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    Post card that I found
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    1994:
    Buy-in chips:
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    1995:
    Buy-in chips:
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    1996:
    Buy-in chip:
    [​IMG]

    1997:
    Buy-in chips:
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    1998:
    Buy-in chip:
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    Tournament Chips:
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    1999:
    Buy-in chip:
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    2000:
    Buy-in chip:
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    Tournament chips:
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    2001:
    Buy-in chip:
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    2002:
    Buy-in chips:
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    2003:
    Buy-in chip:
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    2004:
    Buy-in chip:
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    Single Table Satellite chips:
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    Super Satellite Tournament chips:
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    Tournament chips:
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    2005:
    Buy-in chip:
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    Super Satellite chips:
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    Tournament chips:

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    2006:
    Buy-in chip:
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    Tournament chips:
    The 2005 chips was used except for these chips:
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    2007 - 2012:
    Buy-in chip:
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    Tournament chips:

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    This 500,000 chip was added in 2010.
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  2. ovo

    ovo World Series Chump
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    great idea :)
     
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  3. mattjrocks

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    Yes, really cool idea. The 2007 chips are still the best by far IMO.
     
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    Love this!
     
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    Great post. Those 88-89's are some sick chips. Love those arodie's too.
     
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  6. imperial10

    imperial10 Creativity Alliance

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    Great job on this Jojong....Imagine when the wiki is complete..wow!!
     
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    Yeah great post. I'm sticking with the 88-89 chips as the hottest. Full lead to boot. :):)
     
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    88-89 are just sick...that $500 chip - DROOL. Man if anyone could find a playable set of those...

    But the current Rio chips are a close second for me. Love the $100 & $5000. And that 2006 Buy-in chip is sweeeet.

    Thanks for this!
     
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    Great post, thanks!
     
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  10. dolomite128

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    This thread makes me happy :wink:

    Anyway...I was watching Ungar win his second championship and was wondering what those .25 chips were playing as (either 2500 or 1000). Seems odd they'd do that. There's one final table they had horshu $500s in play. Those are incredible. Can't wait until they find that stash!

    What $5 chip did they use from 70-79? didn't they use the Arodie brown 312 Black chips?

    I'm going to have to comb some older pictures.

    Keep this thread going...lots of unusual delicious chips on here!

    dolomite
     
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  11. jojong

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    I haven't been able to confirmed what they used in 1980. Do you have the video or pics you can send me? Pokertube only have 1981 and at the beginning of the show, they explain that the $.25 were used as $1000. Since they used their house chips for the tournament. My guess is that they don't have any $1000 chips back then or it's very limited, so that's probably why they used $.25 chips.

    Which final table did you see them used the horshu $500? Do you have a pic?

    My guess is that they did use the brown $5 but I haven't been able to find anything to confirm it.

    If you find any good pics let me know.:)
     
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    Very hot. I love the clay tournament chips vs. any other tournament chip.
     
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    For the current chips, in which occasions do they use the white inlays and in which occasions they use the color inlays?
     
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    jojong,

    I'm almost positive it was the 1979 heads-up between Fowler and ??? that showed the $500 horshu pretty clearly. I was going through all the poker WSOP final videos on youtube (which I can't access at work). Almost positive it was that video. The only time I've seen a $500 horshu outside that video was a pic on here of a chipped chip somebody's nephew dropped (yikes!).

    That link to the UNLV site has some great pics of Horseshoe chips and there's a picture of Welcome Back Kotter raking in some brown $5s along with the arodie $25 and $100s. Not sure the year on it, but it's a black and white pic, yet pretty sharp (enough to tell the chips).

    More later...did I mention I like this thread?

    dolomite

    PS - have some brown arodie $5s that have a drill hole. Those seem to be the only arodies that were drilled. Any idea why they did that? Still purdy chips though.
     
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    I think the ones with white inlays and 4 tr-color half-moon spots are used in holdem and big buyin (50k horse, 40k NLHE) events, while the ones with 8, 1/8 inch spots and colormatched inlays are used in non-holdem events. However, the size of the buyin may be the determinate factor in all cases.
     
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    You are right, they did use the $500 horshu mold chip. I've updated the post. If you see anything else feel free to update the post.
     
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  17. dolomite128

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    Doing a bit more research I came across a photo of Jack Strauss with the arodie 100s AND the horshu mold $100s. One would think this was from a World Series event in the early 80s that was supplemented by the horshu $100s.

    The picture is/was in the book 'Poker' by A. Alvarez (which also has a tasty cash game picture of Johnny Chan with stacks of Horshu 100s AND a pretty little orange - yes orange - split spot 1k chip).

    dolomite

    More research seems in order
     
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  18. CK15c

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    Great thread! It's fun to look back through history through chips!

    One thing though, the 2005 Bud Jones chips... the 25K, and 100K chips were not used until 2006. In 2005 they used a beige 50K chip. The rest of those chips though, are accurate. 2005 was my favourite year for the main event. I just loved the colours and going from 10K to 50K for the chips. Now that would be too many chips, so they could add the 250K chip for today's tournaments and still maintain that 10K to 50K progression.
     
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    Thanks for noticing that. I've made the change. If anyone have more pics to add let me know.:)
     
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  20. chipNAchair

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    Sweet post jojong :wink: Love the pics and the history of progression in chips! Very nice work.
     
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