Battle of generations: The oldest and youngest world champions with poker

Johnny Moss (won the wsop Main Event at 66 years old)

One of the Patriarchs of Game Johnny Moss stood at the origins. Exactly "Great grandfather poker" got the first title of champion. True, in 1970, the trophy was not played, but recognized as the best on the planet the most skilled player.

Johnny Moss proved it a year in competition. And in 1974 it was not equal to Wsop Main Event again. Trophy Famous American won shortly before his 67th birthday, which is the age-old record of the World Cups.

Johnny Moss. Photo: WSOP

Sixteen participants took part in the tournament, and the champion got solid at that time – $ 160,000. In total, Johnny Moss’s asset is over $ 1,250,000 tournaments and 8 WSOP titles in various poker disciplines.

Joseph Kada (won the wsoop Main Event at 21 years of age)

Johnny Moss tried his last bracelet in 1988, and a few months before, another future world record holder was born. Joe Kada was fond of poker from an early age but US laws did not let the guy on the main tournament on the planet until 2009.

In the end, on the first attempt, the ambitious debutant realized the main poker dream. Joe Kada left nearly 6.5 thousand opponents behind his back and won the WSOP Main Event bracelet a few days before his 22nd birthday. Reward for the youngest world champion – fantastic $ 8.5 million.

Joe Kada continues to perform successfully to this day. His collection has already been four WSOP bracelets in different disciplines, and the total prize -winning amount exceeds $ 14 million.