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Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson

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Doyle Brunson's Vital Stats:


Brunson was born in Longworth, Texas on August 10, 1933, and with his 10th World Series of Poker bracelet in 2005, is tied with Johnny Chan and Phil Hellmuth for the most WSOP wins of any player. He married his wife, Louise, in 1962 and had four children, one of whom, Todd Brunson, is a poker pro who won his own WSOP bracelet in 2005.

Doyle Brunson's Nickname:

"Texas Dolly"

The 'Doyle Brunson':


The 10-2 is known as the "Doyle Brunson" because he won both his main event World Series of Poker bracelets with that hand.

Doyle Brunson's Notable World Series of Poker Wins:


2005 Short-Handed No Limit Hold'Em Event
2003 H.O.R.S.E. Event
1998 Seven Card Stud Event
1991 No Limit Hold'em Event
1978 Seven Card Stud Event
1977 No Limit Hold'em Championship Main Event
1977 Seven-Card Stud Split Event
1976 No Limit Hold'em Championship Main Event
1976 Deuce to Seven Draw Event

Doyle Brunson, Writer:


Brunson is the co-author of the "poker bible" Super/System, the first major poker book put out by pros on how to play. A revised edition, Super/System 2, came out in 2005.

Doyle Brunson Trivia:


Doyle Brunson has been a poker pro most of his life, and has only held a "regular" job once, for a couple of weeks. After college, he was a salesman for bookkeeping equipment, but quit when he saw his paycheck and realized he could make more in a single night of poker -- or even a single poker pot.

Doyle Brunson on His Life:


"I’m a gambler. I’ll always be one. I couldn’t be anything else. So, my life will always be full of wins and losses. I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s exciting. There’s never been a dull moment in my life."

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