Poker Pro Late Bloomers

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Traditionally, the poker scene revolved around older men, especially around the beginning of the wsop era in the 70s. The average age of poker pros gradually got younger as it got more popular in the 80s and 90s, and even more so after the Poker boom in the 00s and emergence and popularity of online poker in the late 00's and 10's.

Today, it seems a lot of poker pros started learning pretty young in their early 20s or even teens, and really began to study poker. I've even watch some streams where there was one person who was in their 40s or 50s, and they are considered the "old person" at the table. Although, poker is a great game that can be enjoyed and played by anyone at any age (with the exception of casino games being 18+ or 21+ of course, depending on where you live).

So, my question is - who are some of today's poker pros that are in their 40s or 50s that didn't become a pro until they hit their late 30s, 40s, or 50s?
I'm not talking about Phil Hellmuth or Daniel Negreanu who have been pros for decades. I'm talking about those in their 40s and 50s that recently became poker pros and have been hitting the tournament circuits. Those that, by today's standards, might be considered "late bloomers."
 
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Aussie Joe Hachem can be considered a late bloomer, he only started to play regularly around 4 years before he won the 2005 WSOP at 39 years of age.

Keep up the good work, time to update your Hendon Mob stats in your signature again. ;)

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Aussie Joe Hachem can be considered a late bloomer, he only started to play regularly around 4 years before he won the 2005 WSOP at 39 years of age.

Keep up the good work, time to update your Hendon Mob stats in your signature again. ;)

(y)

Haha, I can always rely on you letting me know when it's time to update, Z. ;) I appreciate it!
 
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In brazil, I don't know anyone! only those who have years of professional poker experience. They are extinct hahahah
 
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