Monday, July 12, 2010
You're In Trouble WSOP 2009
This year one of my good poker buddies is playing in the WSOP Main Event, and believe it or not 97 year old Jack Ury is playing in it as well again in 2010. Thats the true beauty of poker - anyone can play it, and its a game you play for life. If you play basketball or football into your late 30s, you'd be considered lucky. Baseball players start to lose a step in their mid 30s, although some can play into their 40s, unlike other major sports. There are professional pool players in their 50s and 60s. Some folks can play games like tennis or Halo well into their 70s. For highly complex games like Chess or Bridge, the upper limit for competent play might be your late 80s. But poker is such a simple game, and requires no real physical effort other than sitting at the table, that there is no age limit. Something tells me I might not make it quite to the century mark, but but if I do, rest assured I will still be playing poker.