The 1989 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe. The 1989 Main Event was won by 24 year old Phil Hellmuth, defeating defending champion Johnny Chan, and also breaking the record for the youngest player to win the WSOP Main Event (a record previously set by Stu Unger in 1980). Had Johnny Chan won, he would have tied Johnny Moss's record of 3 Main Event wins. This year also marked the first year in which Johnny Moss did not finish any WSOP tournaments inside the payout positions.
There were 178 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament.
Other High Finishes
NB: This list is restricted to top 30 finishers with an existing Wikipedia entry.