Gene Calden , 100-Year-Old American Proves Age Isn’t Barrier to Poker Representing the Highest Level the match of. At the recent Moneymaker Tour event in Palm Beach, Florida Gene brought his extensive experience to our popular puzzle game at the HORSE event Finished fifth, earning $1,227.
But that’s not all. Gene also knocked out legendary promoter Chris Moneymaker into the top 5. We also know that Chris Moneymaker changed things when Gene was 80 years old in 2003 when he won the WSOP Main Event.
Calden wasn’t the only senior poker player to make his mark in this tournament. In 2017, at the age of 95, Antonio Zanin entered the BSOP Millions contest. These players are role models for all poker lovers, proving that the game can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, gender, race or creed.
Gene has been playing poker regularly for over 20 years, about six or seven times a week. While his official racing experience is relatively recent, his racing history dates back to his childhood. “We used to play coin poker when we were 7 or 8 years old,” he revealed in an interview with Poker.Org.
When asked his secret to longevity, Gene replied humorously, “99 out of 100 (laughs).” Keeping you young in spirit and spirit at any age.