On Saturday, poker pro Kyle Loman tweeted about a massive game taking place in Bobby's Room at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Todd Brunson, son of poker legend Doyle Brunson, and Andy Beal, a Texas billionaire who made his fortune through real estate and banking, played heads-up limit hold'em with $50,000/$100,000 blinds. The two bought in for $5 million each and Brunson had all the chips in play at the e[...] Read more » Todd Brunson Wins $5 Million From Texas Billionaire Andy Beal
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in the early 2000s Beal took on a team of professional poker players called 'The Corporation' which included Todd Brunson, Doyle Brunson, Jennifer Harman, Ted Forrest, Gus Hansen, Howard Lederer and Phil Ivey. The matches were all heads-up Limit. Beal attempted to take the professionals out of their comfort zone by playing very early in the morning and raising the stakes beyond which has ever been seen in poker. The Corporation ultimately won against Beal, but he also felted them several times in their battles. In the final matches in 2004, Beal lost $16 million to Phil Ivey.
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well i guess any billionaire can afford himself to lose $5 mil here $5 mil there once in a while... what this turns out is that he will have one new car less in his garage or one balls shave procedure delayed until next pay check... not that he will starve, like i would if i lost a $0.10 sng
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$5 million, ... lot of money. I will be so happy, if I can afford myself to loose 5000 $ in one party. Congrats to this man. If he can play, and he had luck he deserves it. I can imagine what can I do with $5 mil. :3
------------ $5 million, ... lot of money. I will be so happy, if I can afford myself to loose 5000 $ in one party. Congrats to this man. If he can play, and he had luck he deserves it. I can imagine what can I do with $5 mil. :3 Is there any site or anything, where I can watch the party? So much desire to see this match. I can't edit my first comment.
------------ Oh? This is how works.
Edited by Werewolf1992 (Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 11:36 GMT)
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Well keep it up man , keep winning this is why poker is so good you can win lot of money with a small buy in nowadays so get a bankroll and start playing those tournaments and who knows you might get lucky and also there are those flip tournaments so even more chance for a win if you won the ticket freely and if you lucky and so on, anyway have fun at the tables and good luck at the tables, cheers peace out guys!
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Wow....blinds are $50,000 and $100,000 that sounds crazy to most people and even if I was a billionaire I don't think I would be playing someone as experienced as Todd Brunson for that amount of money.It does sound like he is no stranger to the poker world himself,I would love to know how much he has lost in his time at the tables.
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rich business men are the dream of professional poker players you can ask most of them they tell you if they weren't for those billionaires the poker players wouldn't have become millionaires it is like the circle of life well he can say goodbye to his money
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Age: 37 (M)
Wow. People who works in banks and manages financial products always seems to think they're the ones who know how to multiply money. Poker sure is a way to do so, but it is needed to know how to play. Having a lot of chips isn't enough to attract more chips. This must have been a great lesson.
Based on his tweets Todd isn't the sharpest tool in the shed but good for him I guess, getting 5 million is a good pay for an evening's worth of work especially in Vegas. Also seems to me that not all the high roller games went to Macau, just the rest pretty much flew under the radar so the participators won't get later nagged about it in the media.
I looked after his bio, so I am able to form valid opinion now... Here's the thing, he was a TexasTech alumni but dropped out to play poker professionally and he doesn't give a damn about the live tournament circuit no more 'cuz he is playing on the high roller cash tables at the Bellagio. Seems like a born gambler. Good for him I guess.Like father like son.