Rodney H. Pardey

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Rodney Pardey
Nickname(s) Senior, Magoo
Residence Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Born May 5, 1945 (1945-05-05) (age 72)
Vincennes, Indiana, U.S.
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 11
Highest ITM
Main Event finish

Rodney Herm "Rod" Pardey (born May 5, 1945 in Vincennes, Indiana) is an American poker player. Pardey is the father of professional poker player and singer/songwriter Rodney E. Pardey and Ryan Pardey.


In Las Vegas, Pardey primarily played seven-card stud. In the late 1970s David Sklansky ranked Pardey the number one seven-card stud player in the world. By the end of the 1970s, Pardey was regularly playing as high as $1,000-$2,000.

When hold'em became popular in the 1980s, Pardey had trouble adjusting. In May 1995, Pardey played regularly in Los Angeles, California.

As of 2015, Pardey's total live tournament winnings exceed $700,000.[1] He has won two World Series of Poker championships, as well as finishing second in the 2015 "Super Seniors" no limit hold'em event.

World Series of Poker Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1991 $2,500 Seven Card Stud $133,600
1994 $2,500 Seven Card Stud $132,000

Outside poker[edit]

He has three children: Rodney Erin Pardey, Ryan Joseph Pardey, and Lucynda Laurynne Campbell.

Before poker Pardey was a professional bowler.[2] In 1977, Pardey bought Skyway Park Bowl in south Seattle with younger brother, David Pardey. Skyway Park Bowl expanded to include a casino in the late 1990s and later hosted PBA tour events, including three visits from ABC.