Rest In Peace, Jack Ury!

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2011. February 04. |
Jack Ury, the oldest man ever to have played in the WSOP, passed away on 1st February, 2011 at the age of 97. His slowroll in the 2009 WSOP Main Event, as televised by ESPN, will forever be one of the most remembered moments of poker history.
Jack Julian Ury was born on 22nd March, 1913 in Terre Haute, Indiana. For the most of his life, he had worked for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1978. He was also a US Navy veteran of World War II. He married his wife Elizabeth on 12th January, 1942. Four daughters, eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, three step great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren survive him.

Jack Ury
Jack Ury

Jack Ury played in the WSOP Main Event for the first time in 2007. He returned each time in the past three years, consequently breaking his own record of being the oldest man ever to play. On all four occasions, he made it to Day 2, although failed to make it in the money. His persistence motivated many and every time he sat down to play, he was always welcome and treated with respect.

His most notable appearance in the WSOP was televised by ESPN in 2009, when he played a hand with Stephen Friedlander. We shall not spoil this for you; if you have not seen it before, you can watch the memorable moment here.

Military graveside honors will be rendered at his burial in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana.

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