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2005 WSOP Event #34: $1,000 'Seniors Only' No Limit Holdem

, 2005-07-06, by Mercy

Submitted by: Ozone

A new record has been set for 'Oldest WSOP Champion'. At the age of 80 years, 5 months, and 28 days, Paul McKinney set the record after winning the 'Seniors Only' No Limit Holdem event. The rules for this event state that anyone over the age of 50 may enter the event.

An astonishing 825 players swallowed their pride, admitted their age, and coughed up the $1,000 for the event. McKinney broke the legendary Johnny Moss's record. The eight-time bracelet winner, Moss, won his final bracelet at the age of 76.

McKinney added $202,725 to his retirement fund with this victory. This was the 3rd time someone over the age of 70 won a bracelet at this year's WSOP (O'Neil Longson and Doyle Brunson, both 71, were the others). Former bracelet winners Jim Meehan and TJ Cloutier also finished in the money.

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