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'The Godfather of Poker' Retires From WSOP?

Tags: 2013 wsop, doyle brunson, gold bracelet, poker legend, the godfather of poker, twitter, world series of poker, wsop
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by "T".
Doyle Brunson has won an impressive 10 WSOP Gold Bracelets in his poker career. He won the first bracelet back in 1976 ($5,000 Deuce-to-Seven Draw) and his 10th bracelet in 2005 by winning the $5,000 Short-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event for $367,800 - one of the biggest tournament cashes in his career. His last WSOP cash occurred in 2009 when he finished in 17th place in the WSOP Europe £10,0[...]   Read more » 'The Godfather of Poker' Retires From WSOP?

  15-May-13, 23:53   #1
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it'd be a shame but nobody can fool mother nature. if it's the right decision for his health, too bad for us (the ones who follow him) and the poker world, but it's the correct choice if someone asks me. It'd be nice if the WSOP organize an event in his honor!


  16-May-13, 01:48   #2

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It is truly a shame that Doyle is unable to continue to play poker.
I am sure his recent fight with cancer has really taken its toll on him if he has not got the strength to play the game he loves so much.
I wish him all the best and hope his family has him around for many more good years. Hope is not suffering to much from the cancer.
God bless you and your family Doyle.


  16-May-13, 02:13   #3

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imho...Doyle Brunson is to Poker as Dale Earnhardt is to NASCAR can'i imagine there won't be a memorial dedicated to him...hopefully later rather than sooner.

  16-May-13, 05:31   #4

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Seems like the nicest old guy you could meet...! Thumbs Up

There's a hand named after him, sort of in his honour,...It's called 'The Brunson',....which is 10 2 offsuit....

I guess he won a huge tournament betting big on it once or something like that...

I watched a tourney on TV one day where it was him and a young new female pro (don't remember her name right off) playing heads up,....and she pulled a 'Brunson' on him and took a good chunk of his stack,....and he got a big hearty laugh out of it...lol... Big Smile

  16-May-13, 10:28   #5

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Maybe Doyle Brunson's time in poker and life is ending..,god bless you Mr.Doyle!
I read last year his book(supersistems..)and i liked a lot,even in my humble opinion that book is more suitable to live players...

  18-May-13, 10:44   #6
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Doyle Brunson has written a blog to clarify the context of his tweet.
In his post he confirmed that he isn't going to "quit playing poker" and that he'll still be grinding until he "can’t sit at the table".
Knowing that he can't maintain the same concentration levels as he used to, Doyle is now content to grind the cash games at his own pace.
Doyle did leave the door open, however, saying that he is "certainly not ruling [the WSOP] out".

  18-May-13, 16:58   #7
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This week a lot of VIP from any sports have retired Sad
Doyle Brunson retired from poker, he is one of the best poker player ever.
Sir Alex Ferguson retired from football, he is one of the best coach ever.
David Beckam retired from football, one of the best brand in the world,..
Anyone know someone else?

  18-May-13, 19:06   #8
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Sad news for poker. Doyle Brunson is definitively the kig of poker and one of the player who brought that game to the level it is right now. Can't do anything about getting older, sadly Sad

Still hope Doyle a lot of year to live in an healthy way. Good to learn he'll still be grinding Smile

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