Poker, a game of skill and a battle of minds is known to be reigned by young and dynamic players across the world. Most of us will agree to the fact that a young and diligent brain can always dominate the poker table with new tactics. However, there are few notable players who have defied their age to prove their mettle at poker table. They have displayed phenomenal gameplay infusing years of experience and came out winning prestigious titles with millions of cash. Take a look at the best old-age poker players who lead by example proving age doesn’t matter at poker table.
- Doyle Brunson
At the age of 80 years and 10 WSOP bracelets under his belt, Doyle Brunson certainly deserves the top position in our list. One of the legends of this game and popularly known as Texas Dolly, he won the WSOP championship in 1976 and 1977 with his famous Brunson hand, 10 2. With over 40 years of experience, he still competes in some of nosebleed games in Las Vegas. You may spot him playing at few WSOP events too.
- Barny Boatman
The co-founder of Hendon Mob won his first WSOP bracelet at the age of 57 years in 2013. Barny has a burning passion for this game even at this age. In such a long career as a professional poker player he cashed in 10 times in WSOP. A versatile player of this game, Barny loves to flaunt his skills in many variant of poker other than Omaha. He has been a very reputed opponent on tables of Pot Limit Omaha and Seven Card Stud in European torunaments in recent times.
- Jack Ury
One of the legends of poker, Jack is sadly not with us. Ury hold the record of the oldest person to play at the World Series of Poker at the age of 97. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II passed away in 2011 leaving behind a long trail of memorable moments on poker table. Ury was one of the most cherished players during his Main Event runs and was one of the favourites of media persons broadcasting the event on ESPN.
- Dan Shak
The 2010 Aussie Million A$ 100,000 + 500 $100,000 Challenge champion have been a regular player in the international tournaments specially in Super High-Roller events. At the age of 55, the former hedge fund manager has a total live earning of $7,226,318 and ranks 1st in the Pennsylvania All Time Money List. He continues to grind in the cash games and is giving stiff competition to his younger rivals on the table. This year he finished in 10th position in WSOP $ 10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em.
- Erik Seidel
With 8 WSOP bracelets and 1 WPT title in his name, Erik at the age of 54 is going strong on the poker felt. His career as a professional poker player took to the heights since he finished second in 1988 WSOP Main Event. He took down the 2008 WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic for $992,890 while his biggest win remains the Super High Roller event of 2011 Aussie Millions where he bagged a whopping $ 2,472,555. Erik is a regular player of High Roller and Super High Roller events these days but brings variety to his game by joining PLO and Stud games too.