Paul McKinney

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Paul McKinney
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Paul McKinney at the 2006 World Series of Poker.
ResidencePrinceton, West Virginia
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)11
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
9th, 1998
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)2

Paul "Cigar" McKinney (January 6, 1925 in Princeton, West Virginia – July 6, 2013) was an American poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the age of 80.[1]

Poker career[edit]

McKinney, who won the 2005 World Series of Poker $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold'em event (an event that is open to players who are at least aged 50), became the second-oldest person to win a WSOP event (80; Johnny Moss won the 1988 World Series of Poker $1,500 Ace to Five Draw event on his 81st birthday),[2] on his bio sheet for the World Series of Poker he listed his hobbies as "moonshine, cigars and young women.".[3] McKinney also finished 9th in the 1998 World Series of Poker. He has twice also made the final table of the United States Poker Championship, held at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1996 and 1998.

His lifetime tournament winnings exceeded $530,000.[4] His 9 cashes at the WSOP account for $363,030 of those winnings.[5]

World Series of Poker Bracelet[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2005 $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold'em $202,725

Gambling raid[edit]

McKinney along with 18 other players were arrested on November 2, 2007 in the Colonial Heights community in Kingsport, Tennessee in the raid the police seize $19,900 in cash .[3]


  1. ^ Bluefield Daily Telegraph (July 8, 2013). "William Paul McKinney Sr. - Obituaries". Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  2. ^ WSOP. May 14, 1988. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Geenen, Linda R. (November 6, 2007). "Paul "Cigar" McKinney - WSOP 2005 Seniors Winner Arrested". Retrieved March 23, 2008.
  4. ^ Butt, Robert. "Paul McKinney- Stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
  5. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings Archived September 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine,

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