Doyle Brunson


Posted by Erik | Posted in Poker | Posted on 06-04-2011

Doyle Brunson began his wagering job by taking part in illegal games held in Exchange Street, Texas as well as a good friend, Dwayne Hamilton. Later on the two of them traveled via Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma participating in bigger games and interacting with other expert gamblers like Sailor Roberts and Amarillo Slim. Dwayne Hamilton departed the team after some time and left the other 3 who for the following 6 years bet on practically everything. Then the team made a trip to Vegas and lost everything. That split up the relationship although the 3 remain friends to this day. Doyle Brunson lives in Las vegas.

Aside from his success at the casino game itself, Doyle Brunson’s publication Super/System, was also really productive and is regarded by many as 1 of the very best books on the game of poker. The book was 1st printed in the late seventies and for the first time the common person was able to take a look at the game the way a expert player would. A follow up, Super/System 2 was released in 2004. Doyle Brunson is not the only writer to these books except it includes advice from quite a few other expert players like Mike Caro, Bobby Baldwin, David Sklansky, Joey Hawthorne, … Chip Reese. In addition to these 2 publications, Brunson has also penned Poker Wisdom of a Champion, a book that was formerly titled According to Doyle.

Doyle Brunson is still active on the world poker scene and in the year 2003 he collected his 9th gold bracelet. In 04, he finished 53rd out of two and a half thousand players in No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Championship as well ace spades succeeding the Legends of Poker World Poker Tour that earned him an additional $1 million in prize money. His earnings continued into 05 when he earned his tenth WSOP bracelet. In doing so he tied the score with Johnny Chan who had also won the same series for the 10th time.

Doyle Brunson’s handle, "Texas Dolly," is a consequence of mispronunciation by Jimmy Snyder who was expected to say, "Texas Doyle" when announcing Brunson but read the very first name wrongly. The nickname stuck and his friends in the wagering world merely call him Dolly.

2 Texas holdem hands are called after Doyle Brunson. The Ten and Two of any suit is one such hand while the other is identified by his name and comprises of the Ace and Queen of any suit. The 2nd hand was named based upon a comment in his publication that claims Doyle Brunson doesn’t play this hand. Doyle Brunson now has his own net Poker room known as "Doyles Room".

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