For the first time in World Series of Poker (WSOP) history, three generations of a family have entered the Main Event. Victor Goulding, 91, Rick Goulding, 52, and Brenton Goulding, 22, of Melbourne, Fla., will all be playing this year.
This is Victor's second appearance at a Main Event, and for the second year in a row, he will be the oldest player. Last year, he even got a little air time on ESPN when he was given a "time out" for cursing.
This is the first appearance for Victor's son Rick and grandson Brenton. Rick is a retired plastic surgeon who's now a film producer, and Brenton is a philosophy student at the University of Florida.
The family, including grandpa, plays online to stay on top of their game as well as playing home games. The most any of them have won online so far is $2,500.
"Brenton is the best player in our very competitive home games," says Rick. "He probably wins six out of every 10. I, unfortunately, am at the bottom of the ladder."
"We at PartyPoker.net are proud to sponsor a family who remind us all that poker is a game of fun and skill for people of all ages," said Warren Lush, PartyPoker.com spokesman.