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Brunson & Rast win BIG against Gus Hansen at Bobby's Room

Tags: Bobbys Room, Brian Rast, Doyle Brunson, Gus Hansen, high stakes
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2018 by "T".

Gus Hansen is one of the few high-stakes poker pros that gives us a glimpse of what goes on behind the doors of Bobby's Room at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Last week, he shared yet another session of a high-stakes poker cash game called The Big Game.

Read more » Brunson & Rast win BIG against Gus Hansen at Bobby's Room


Doyle Brunson teams up with son Todd on New Poker Training Course

Tags: Doyle Brunson, poker books, Todd Brunson
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2018 by "T".

credit: pokernews.comThe Brunson father-and-son tandem has launched an all-new online training course valued at $149.

Of course, there are plenty of online poker courses available, but only a few of them have the impressive poker background that the Brunsons have. The price isn't as expensive as one would expect considering the caliber of the people behind it, and the great thing about this course is that players will be able to obtain unique insight from the various strategies used by the Brunson's along with their years of professional poker experience.

Read more » Doyle Brunson teams up with son Todd on New Poker Training Course


2018 WSOP: Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship won by Brian Rast for $259,670

Tags: 2018 WSOP. Brian Rast, Dario Sammartino, Doyle Brunson
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 by "T".

Brian Rast wins his 4th bracelet in the 2018 WSOP Event #23 $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Lowball Draw Championship as he became the final winner out of 95 player entries and adding the nice sum of the top prize $259,670 to his name. Rast outlasted a final table that included some of the best in the game such as John Hennigan, Doyle Brunson and Mike Wattel.

Read more » 2018 WSOP: Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship won by Brian Rast for $259,670


Brunson Announces Retirement as he makes it through Day 2 of Event #23, Finishes 6th

Tags: 2018 WSOP, Doyle Brunson, poker retirement
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by "T".

Seeing the 10-time bracelet winner Doyle Brunson at the 2018 WSOP is a wonderful sight for poker fans, but, for good reason, this may be the last time that the octogenarian poker legend will ever be attending the prestigious annual summer poker tournament festival.

Read more » Brunson Announces Retirement as he makes it through Day 2 of Event #23, Finishes 6th


Doyle Brunson admits to Missing Out on $230M Offer for Doyles Room

Tags: Americas Cardrooms, Black Friday, Doyle Brunson
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018 by "T".

The 84-year-old Poker Hall of Famer says the Doyles Room poker site co-owner has ‘recurring nightmares about it.' The two-time WSOP Main Event champ is pretty much doing well for himself, but his poker bankroll could have been boosted up with a nine-figure profit if only he had said ‘yes' to a business offer proposed to him over a decade ago.

Read more » Doyle Brunson admits to Missing Out on $230M Offer for Doyles Room


Bellagio Poker Room Cage Robbed

Tags: Doyle Brunson, James Woods, Las Vegas, poker robbery. Bellagio, Randy Ohel
Posted on Friday, December 01, 2017 by "T".

A masked man robbed the Bellagio poker room cashier cage Tuesday afternoon and got away with cash of undetermined amount. The cashier complied with the robber's demands as she was held through gunpoint. Although no one was physically harmed, the armed robber managed to get away with his loot. Police have currently released surveillance photos as well as details of the getaway car.

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Shaun Deeb got into another Twitter feud, this time against the Brunsons

Tags: Doyle Brunson, Shaun Deeb, Todd Brunson, twitter fight
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by "T".

Multi-table tournament poker star Shaun Deeb just can't get himself away from yet another Twitter fight. Just last week, he came between Jason Mercier vs Brandon Cantu's heated comments on Twitter, and in the end had sided with his friend Mercier whilst delivered virtual blows to Cantu's credibility.

Read more » Shaun Deeb got into another Twitter feud, this time against the Brunsons


Brunson vs Selbst On Twitter Over US Election

Tags: Doyle Brunson, twitter, Vanessa Selbst
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by "T".

As the US Election draws near, it is the norm that people's opinions will tend to clash, but this online argument between two highly-recognized personalities in the pro poker community is really something else - a politically-driven discussion on Twitter last September 22 has quickly escalated into a personal one between three-time WSOP bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst and Poker Hall of Famer Doyle Brunson.

Read more » Brunson vs Selbst On Twitter Over US Election


Brunson Narrowly Escapes Armed Robbery

Tags: Doyle Brunson, robbery
Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by "T".

Poker legend Doyle Brunson turned to his Twitter account last Friday afternoon and told his 400,000+ followers in a series of tweets that he was informed by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department about an armed robbery incident in his neighborhood, and that he might probably be the original target of the robbers.

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Brunson Defeats Cancer For The Sixt Time!

Tags: cancer, doyle brunson
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by "T".

82-year-old poker legend Doyle Brunson has won yet another battle against cancer. Brunson, who has 10 World Series of Poker titles under his belt, tweeted the following on Monday:

Read more » Brunson Defeats Cancer For The Sixt Time!


Todd Brunson Wins $5 Million From Texas Billionaire Andy Beal

Tags: Andy Beal, Bellagio, bobbys room, Doyle Brunson, high stakes, Todd Brunson
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 by "T".

Picture taken from outside Bobby's room - where Loman followed the epic heads-upOn 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 end of the game. 

Read more » Todd Brunson Wins $5 Million From Texas Billionaire Andy Beal


2014 Poker Hall of Fame

Tags: Doyle Brunson, Johnny Moss, poker hall of fame 2014, Stu Ungar
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 by "T".

The time has arrived. It's the time of the year when the public get to say whom they think should be nominated for The Poker Hall of Fame as the first steep in determining the final inductees.

The Poker Hall of Fame traditionally elects one or two members every year. This year the enshrinement ceremony will be held in concert with the final table of the 2014 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas (November).

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2014 WSOP - Event #61: Seven Card Stud: Todd Brunson Leads Final 9; Hellmuth In 3rd place!

Tags: 2014 WSOP, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Seven Card Stud Championship, Todd Brunson
Posted on Thursday, July 03, 2014 by "T".

The $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship attracted a field of 102 players when it started two days ago. Leading the way into the third and final day of the tournament is Todd Brunson, son of poker legend Doyle Brunson.

Read more » 2014 WSOP - Event #61: Seven Card Stud: Todd Brunson Leads Final 9; Hellmuth In 3rd place!


2014 WSOP: Phil Ivey Wins 10th WSOP Bracelet in Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix!

Tags: 10th bracelet, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, eight-game mix, Event 50, Phil Ivey, side bet
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 by "T".

Simply amazing! Phil Ivey won his 10th WSOP gold bracelet on Friday night in the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix tournament! Besides the bracelet and the $166,986 prize money, Ivey won considerably more in side bets made on the proposition of him or Daniel Negreanu winning a bracelet this year!

Read more » 2014 WSOP: Phil Ivey Wins 10th WSOP Bracelet in Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix!


Brunson Is Back With Another Blog Post

Tags: cats, doyle brunson, texas, the godfather of poker
Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 by "T".

On Thursday, after over two months of silence, Doyle Brunson was back with another blog post: "Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker". This time the 79-year-old Texan talked about playing the $50k HORSE and the Main Event at the 2013 World Series of Poker, a dinner with an old friend, basketball, cats, and more.

Read more » Brunson Is Back With Another Blog Post


WSOP 2013 Main Event: Maxx Coleman Leads The Way To Day 4

Tags: annette obrestad, doyle brunson, greg merson, main event, Maxx Coleman
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 by "T".

The third day of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event came to a close a few moments ago. There are 666 player remaining with the top 648 places making the money, so it shouldn't take more than a few hours tomorrow before the money bubble bursts. Now, the chip leader is Maxx Coleman from Derby, Kansas. Coleman will bring 1,071,500 chips to Day 4 of the tournament - the only player with over a million chips!

Doyle Brunson (left) and Greg Merson (right), two former champions of this event, are still in the tournament! The Godfather of Poker (10-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and two-time WSOP Main Event Champion) made it through Day 3 with 626,000 in chips, and Greg Merson, who won last year's Main Event, will bring 390,500 chips to the fourth day of the tournament!

Apart from Merson and Brunson, there are many familiar faces (Luke Schwartz, Annette Obrestead, Marvin Rettenmaier - just to mention three with decent stacks) among the remaining squad of players. Day 4 will kick off at 12:00 p.m. Las Vegas time. Another five levels of poker are on the schedule and the money bubble will burst. It's set to be a thrilling day of poker!



2013 WSOP Main Event: Brunson and Merson Through To Day 3!

Tags: 2013 wsop, doyle brunson, greg merson, Jason DeWitt, main event, Nick Schwarmann
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by "T".

Two of three Day 2 flights are in the books now and about 800 players are through to Day 3 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event. The chip leader (at the moment - Day 2C still to be played) is Nick Schwarmann (413,600 chips) who overtook the lead from Jason DeWitt (ranked 2nd with 382,900) during the last level of Day 2. Schwarmann, from Orlando, Fla. has more than $400,000 in tournament earnings, including a 2nd place finish at this year's WSOP (Event #38: $2,500 NLH Four-Handed).

Now, two of the biggest names to make it through Day 2 with plenty of chips were former main event champions Doyle Brunson and Greg Merson. Brunson (two-time main event winner) started Day 2 with 81,025 chips and finished the day with 224,000! Merson, the winner of the 2012 Main Event, started with 81,650 in chips and finished with 275,000 after a fantastic day at the tables. It will be interesting to follow Brunson and Merson during Day 3!

We will be back with another WSOP Main Event update tomorrow, so stay tuned!


WSOP 2013: Event #62

Tags: Chris Moneymaker, Dan Harrington, Doyle Brunson, Greg Raymer, Scotty Nguyen, wsop 2013
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2013 by "M".

wsopThis year's main event kicked off on Saturday with the first of three starting flights (1a, 1b & 1c). Day 1 A gathered close to a thousand players (943). There were a few known faces that was seated during the first day such as "Joe Cada, Pius Heinz, Olivier Busquet, Brian Rast, Justin Bonomo, Elio Fox and Ivan Demidov". However, none of them finished the day in top 10:

Player Chip Count
Evan Panesis 190,975
Nicholas Crisp 184,075
Abdulaziz Almashal 180,575
Sergio Castelluccio 175,825
Michael Wehner 170,325
Jason Manger 158,150
Yucel Eminoglu 147,425
Gal Erlichman 146,875
Jonathan Lane 137,075
Scott Wesley 137,075
Max Lehmanski 136,850

The second start flight had a higher number of participants when the 1,942 players sat down around the tables on Sunday. Day 1 B had no less than five former WSOP Main Event champions: Greg Raymer, Scotty Nguyen,  Doyle Brunson, Chris Moneymaker and Dan Harrington. Top 10 Chip Count:

Player Chip Count
Clement Tripodi 207,500
Daniel Cates 198,425
Robert Russ 176,650
Rullo Gianluca 167,800
Robert Neyhorayan 146,100
Sorel Mizzi 134,100
Olivier Elissandre 128,975
John Ott 126,375
Tyler Denson 125,000
Richard Hu 118,450

We will be back with chip counts once Day 1 C has been concluded.


WSOP 2013: David Benyamine Leads The Poker Players Championship

Tags: 2013 wsop, David Benyamine, doyle brunson, jonathan duhamel, poker players championship
Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 by "T".

The second day of Event #55: The Poker Players Championship ($50,000 buy-in) came to an end a few moments ago. David Benyamine will lead the final 78 out of 132 players into Day 3 of the tournament with a stack of 729,000, and Jonathan Duhamel (Day 1 chip leader) is not far behind with 666,100 chips.

Besides Benyamine and Duhamel, there are lots of poker stars among the remaining squad of players. However, the most notable one has to be Mr. Doyle Brunson! That's right! The godfather of poker is playing his first (and most probably only) event at the 2013 World Series of Poker. He will bring 265k to Day 3 and, according to his twitter, there are several side bets on how well he will do it in the tournament. So far it's looking pretty good. It will be interesting to follow him during Day 3!



'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 £10,000 Main Event in London for £31,198. As of 2011, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,000,000. He has totaled $2,945,053 in earnings from his 34 cashes at the WSOP

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Brunson Diagnosed with Cancer For The Fourth Time!

Tags: doyle brunson, texas, the godfather of poker
Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 by "T".

The godfather of poker, Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson, posted on twitter yesterday that he has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, which he described as 'a slow growth type'. Brunson, 79, has beaten cancer 3 times in the past and many believe that he will do it another time.

Read more » Brunson Diagnosed with Cancer For The Fourth Time!


Doyle Brunson: "I can't believe the difference in my life when I'm not playing poker"

Tags: doyle brunson, family, twitter
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 by "T".

Doyle Brunson has played poker professionally for over 50 years and still is very enthusiastic about the game. In fact, at the age of 78 he still lives and breathes poker around the clock.

In his latest blog, "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm", he writes that nothing else matters when he's playing poker and that he's thinking about how he can improve his game when he's not playing. But even though Doyle's enthusiasm and knowledge about the game has made him extremly wealthy, he admits that it has its downsides as well...


Read more » Doyle Brunson: "I can't believe the difference in my life when I'm not playing poker"


Doyle Brunson's Scooter Curse

Tags: doyle brunson, las vegas, rio, scooter, world series of poker
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by "T".

In a recent interview, the 78-year-old poker legend Doyle Brunson revealed that he lost his scooter when leaving the Rio (Las Vegas) early in the morning after Day 1 of the Main Event.

"It flew off the lift on my Escalade as I was leaving the Rio after day 1 of the Main Event. It was about 2 o'clock in the morning and as I made a sharp left on Flamingo I heard a strange noise behind me. I looked back and couldn't see anything but I suspected my scooter had broken loose. The traffic was so bad I couldn't turn back, so I continued home where I could see the lift had malfunctioned and the scooter was gone." said Doyle Brunson

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2012 WSOP Main Event: Michael Hack tops Day 2c field

Tags: 2012 wsop main event, doyle brunson, Gaelle Baumann, michael hack, phil ivey, viktor blom
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 by "T".

2,300 survivors from Day 1c played Day 2c today, and it took five 2-hour levels of play before the field had been narrowed down to about 900 players. Michael Hack (picture) finished the day with the largest stack (457,000), closely followed by Marco Bognanni (452,100).

Notables who made it through the day with healthy stacks include Jake Cody, Joseph Cheong, Ravi Raghavan, Ronnie Bardah, Ben Lamb, Antonio Esfandiari and Johnny Chan.


Read more » 2012 WSOP Main Event: Michael Hack tops Day 2c field


2012 WSOP: Brunson's health is fading - had to leave in the middle of a tournament

Tags: 2012 wsop, 43rd annual world series of poker, bad health, doyle brunson, health, poker legend, twitter
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by "T".

Doyle Brunson is turning 79-years-old later this year and has a long and sucessful poker career behind him. However, as of late his health has been getting worse and many of his fans were even worried that he wouldn't be able to take part in the 43rd Annual World Series of Poker, which started a few weeks ago. 

But just as the tournament series had started Brunson wrote on his website that he had decided to play 4-5 events at this year's WSOP - something that made his fans and friends both happy and proud.

Read more » 2012 WSOP: Brunson's health is fading - had to leave in the middle of a tournament


2012 WSOP: Doyle Brunson plans on playing 4-5 events this year

Tags: 2012 wsop, doyle brunson, poker legend
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2012 by "T".

Doyle Brunson has played professionally for over 50 years and has managed to win 10 WSOP Gold Bracelets during this time (35 WSOP cashes in total). Brunson is turning 79 years old later this year and of course he doesn't have the same engery anymore to play lots of poker tournaments and traveling. However, it still seems like we will see him taking part in up to 5 events at this WSOP... 

In his latest blog, 'Getting old is tough but it is the only way to a long life', he wrote that he plans on playing 4-5 events at this World Series of Poker, including $10,000 HORSE, the $50,000 Players Championship, and the $10,000 2-7 lowball.

Read more » 2012 WSOP: Doyle Brunson plans on playing 4-5 events this year


Doyle Brunsons's Tribute to Amarillo Slim

Tags: amarillo slim preston, death, doyle brunson, poker legend, rip, tribute, wsop
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 by "T".

In Doyle Brunson's latest blog "You Only Live once. If you work it right, once is enough" the 78-year-old poker legend writes about his good old friend Amarillo Slim, who passed away last month at the age of 83. Brunson writes, for example, about the phone call he made to Amarillo Slim when he was in a hospice and when the two of them traveled the US looking for poker games to take part in.

Below is the full version of Doyle's blog "You Only Live once. If you work it right, once is enough".

Read more » Doyle Brunsons's Tribute to Amarillo Slim


Amarillo Slim Passes Away at 83

Tags: amarillo slim preston, death, doyle brunson, poker legend, rip, wsop
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 by "T".

The poker world lost an icon yesterday as five-time World Series of Poker Champion "Amarillo Slim" Preston passed away just after midnight at a hospice near his home in Amarillo, Texas.

His family was by his side from the day he was hospitalized till the very end. Preston's daughter confirmed the poker legend's death by releasing a statement regarding her father's passing:

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Poker legend Amarillo Slim is living on borrowed time

Tags: Amarillo Slim, doyle brunson, health, hospital, rounder, sick
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 by "T".

Poker legend Amarillo Slim, 83, has been in the hospital since Monday evening. According to one news site, his health has been fading lately, and he doesn't have much time left. In fact, doctors didn't think he would survive the first night in the hospital.

Read more » Poker legend Amarillo Slim is living on borrowed time


Todd Brunson's $2 million bad beat

Tags: bad beat, doyle brunson, todd brunson, twitter
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by "T".

That bad beats happen online and live and to poker pros as well as "hobby players" is nothing new. However, some bad beats are worse than others. Todd Brunson, son of the living poker legend Doyle Brunson, has been quite active on Twitter lately. A few days ago, he was bored and asked his followers to ask him questions. One of the questions was "What is the sickest bad beat you ever had?".

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Doyle Brunson speaks out on the Full Tilt scandal

Tags: black friday, doyle brunson, full tilt poker, full tilt poker, scandal, twitter
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by "T".

A few weeks ago, Doyle Brunson promised his followers on twitter that he would write his own thoughts on Black Friday and the Full Tilt scandal. Two days ago, just as promised, The Godfather of Poker posted a blog on the matter that has affected hundreds of thousands of players all over the globe.

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Doyle Brunson: "I'm playing poker 8-12 hours every day"

Tags: doyle brunson, godfather of poker, high stakes, twitter
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 by "T".

Doyle Brunson is 78 years old and has been around the poker scene for over 50 years and won lots of prestigious poker tournaments. To add to that, he has written several poker books and is a respected person among today's best poker players.

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Epic Poker League: Brunson gets lifetime membership card

Tags: doyle brunson, epic poker league, epl
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 by "T".

Epic Poker League, a league that only qualified players with a membership card can take part in, is now almost one year old and so far it has been a success - something that very few people thought earlier this year. The conditions to enter the EPIC Poker League main event make sure that only the best poker players in the world can take part.

However, those conditions don't apply to Doyle Brunson, who hasn't taken part in any of the 2 EPL main events played so far. On Tuesday, Doyle Brunson was offered the first lifetime membership card by the EPL, which means that he can enter any future Main Event no mater how his poker career is going.

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EPT London: Day 3 starts in a few hours - 159 players left

Tags: benny spindler, doyle brunson, ept london, jake cody, jason mercier
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2011 by "T".

The EPT London main event is down to 159 players after 2 days of play. Benny Spindler, who started day 2 in the lead, is the one who will return to the tables at midday (local time) with the largest stack (469k). Two years ago the young German came 12th in the EPT London main event, and the very same year he finished 3rd in PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. In other words, Benny Spindler is not a newcomer when it comes to doing well in big tournaments.

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EPT London begins today - Brunson & "Isildur1" will take part!

Tags: boris becker, doyle brunson, ept london, joe cada, viktor blom
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2011 by "T".

Today it's finally time for the first day of PokerStars EPT London. The stop in London is one of the most prestigious stops on the European Poker Tour... and, as always, lots of big names will take part. Just to mention a few: Doyle Brunson, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Joe Cada and Boris Becker.

Apart from the main event, which will be played until Thursday next week, a High Roller event with £20,000 buy-in will be something to look forward to. We will keep you updated with the most interesting news on both the main event and the high roller event. Stay tuned!



Doyle Brunson to take part in the EPT London Main Event

Tags: doyle brunson, ept london, twitter
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 by "T".

Some great news for all the Doyle Brunson fans out there! The godfather of poker announced on twitter yesterday that he will take part in European Poker Tour London Main Event.

"EPT is in London. I've got other business there but will play in the ME. Then maybe to France, still undecided about WSOPE." Brunson wrote on his twitter.

Now, PokerStars EPT London runs from September 30 - October 6 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel. The 2010 EPT London main event attracted a field of 848 players, which made it the biggest poker tournament ever held in the uk. The winner ended up being Dabvid Vamplew who received amazing £900,000 in first prize money.


Poker After Dark: The godfather takes on 5 young guns

Tags: doyle brunson, high stakes, poker after dark, pot limit omaha
Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2011 by "T".

The theme for this week's Poker After Dark is "Idol". Five young successful players will play against the man who's been playing poker since the days when the west actually used to be wild, Doyle Brunson. Below is the lineup of players that have paid $50,000 each for the freezeout tournament where the winner will walk away with the whole prize pool ($300,000).

Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad
Andrew Lichtenberger
Eric Baldwin
Melanie Weisner
Tom "durrrr" Dwan

Read more » Poker After Dark: The godfather takes on 5 young guns


Doyle Brunson about to leave Vegas?

Tags: california, doyle brunson, las vegas, move
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 by "T".

A lot of people were surprised when they read in Doyle Brunson's latest blog that he's considering to hit the road and move from Las Vegas to California. What surprised people even more was that the reason Doyle is considering to move is because of poker. Yes, Doyle thinks that there aren't enough high-limit games to suit him.

"Las Vegas is becoming more and more a not very desirable place for a poker pro to live. There are simply isn't very many high limit games anywhere. What's with the economy, the world wide tournaments, and the internet poker, the outlook for live cash games are bleak. Poker is on the verge of making a very significant change and in my opinion very bad change.
I'm considering moving to California; at least there are a few mid level games that are played regularly"
, writes Doyle Brunson in his blog.



Doyle's sister took her own life (RIP)

Tags: doyle brunson, levada hale, rip, sister, suicide
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 by "T".

In Doyle Brunson's latest blog, Live as if you were going to die tomorrow, learn as if you were going to live forever, he shares some really sad news with his fans and the rest of the poker world - his sister took her own life last month.

He describes his only sister, Lavada Hale, as a very strong person all her life, but when she recently lost her eyesight due to glaucoma and related eye diseases, she became very depressed and decided to end her life as she couldn't stand the thought of living the rest of her life in darkness.

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3 poker legends and 3 classic prop bets

Tags: classic, doyle brunson, johnny moss, prop bet, Proposition bets, stu ungar
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 by "T".

Proposition bets have been around in the poker world for many, many years. It seems like poker players/gamblers always have had the need for something else going on when they are not sitting at a poker table. If you ask me, the most interesting and fun prop bets to read about usually are the ones that don't have anything to do directly with poker, and of course lots of money has to be involved. It adds to the fun!

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Doyle's attack on Annette Obrestad

Tags: angry, annette obrestad, attack, bobbys room, doyle brunson, hate, twitter
Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 by "T".

"It must be that time of the month for Annette, whatever her name is. I'm at Bobby's Room almost every day if she really wants to play" is what Doyle Brunson, 76, wrote on his twitter when he got to know that Annette Obrestad, 21, had been dissing his style of playing totally in an interview with a poker magazine.

However, it didn't take long before Doyle realized that his comment wasn't that nice and therefore he decided to apologize to all women.

So what made Doyle so upset?

Read more » Doyle's attack on Annette Obrestad


Doyle Brunson: "I start feeling bad"

Tags: 2010 wsop, doyle brunson, eli elezra
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 by "T".

Doyle Brunson has been gambling heavily for almost 60 years straight now. In the past few years however, he has cut down on the gambling and traveling and instead tried to take it easy and spend more time with his family. However, it seems like cutting down on the gambling part hasn't done him any good. According to Eli Elezra, one of Doyle's closest friends, Doyle has a hard time to appreciate life when he's not gambling. This is something Doyle also confirms in his blog.

"Damn! Just when I was feeling good and had decided to make a full blown run trying to win a bracelet at the WSOP, all of a sudden I feel lethargic with no energy whatsoever. Hopefully it's what I call the "Brunson Blues". When I don't have something to gamble on, I start feeling bad. It's hard to call yourself a degenerate gambler but I guess that's what I am. I've had 57 years of almost non stop gambling and I need that adrenaline rush."



durrrr and other pros shave their heads in soldiery for Thuy Doan

Tags: Barry Greenstein, Bertrand ElkY, Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezra, Thuy Doan, Tom durrrr Dwan
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by "T".

In the month of September, Thuy Doan went public with a very sad message in her blog - she had been diagnosis with cancer. Since Thuy Doan was diagnosed with cancer, she has been a break from the poker scene, but still she has continued writing in her blog about her fight against the cancer.

Now, a few months later, 16 of the world's best poker players (Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezra, Barry Greenstein, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Bertrand "ElkY", and Grospellier - just to mention a few) shaved their heads in soldiery for her. This really shows that even after all the success these players have had, they still have huge hearts and care for other people.


Doyle Brunson critical of today's poker pros

Tags: doyle brunson, poker hall of fame, poker legends
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 by "T".

It seems like Doyle Brunson has no plans to retire from poker as he continue playing at the highest stakes and contributing to the game in many different ways. One of the ways Doyle Brunson is still contributing to the scene is through his blog where anyone can follow his daily life and poker experiences. In his latest blog post one can read some thoughts of his regarding the quality of today's PROS compared to old ones.

"Are today's players better than the old timers? Nah, different but not better. The truth is some of these "pros" play so bad it's hard to lose."

Doyle also writes that he thinks he's lucky to still be able to play so well against today's PRO's even though he thinks that many PRO's including himself tend to lose at least part of their game after reaching the age of 50.

"Time marches on. That's something every poker player has to be aware of. I try to monitor my play regularly because of my age. I'm lucky to still be hanging in there but as I've always said, poker players tend to lose at least part of their game after reaching the age of 50. Even though I won 16 straight in TV cash games, I seem to have reverted to a defensive style of play that I'm not comfortable with. Even though the way your opponent plays dictates the way you play, I've found myself not following my instincts as I've always done."



Charity tournament at Hard Rock Casino

Tags: charity, doyle brunson, hard rock casino, Jamie Gold, las vegas, The One Step Close Foundation
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 by "T".

It's once again time for another big charity poker tournament. This time in the capital of the world when it comes to gambling, Las vegas. The charity tournament is scheduled to kick off 12th December at Hard Rock Casino. The tournament is set to benefit The One Step Close Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose main goal is to have an impact on the lives of those suffering from cerebral palsy by working with support groups, individuals who have CP, and by providing money for research.

The buy-in for the tournament will be $500+$50 and there will be unlimited $200 rebuys the first 90 minutes. Half of the money will go to charity and the second half will go to the prizepool. Some of the bigger names that will take part in the tournament are Phil Laak, Jamie Gold, Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezera, Men "The Master" Nguyen, Freddy Deeb, and Scotty Nguyen.



Doyle Brunson inducted into the Athletic Hall Of Fame

Tags: Athletic Hall Of Fame, basketball, Doyle Brunson, ncaa
Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009 by "T".

What many people probably don't know about Doyle Brunson is that he once was a very talented basketball player and also was one of the key players in his school team. Doyle's school team were very successful and even made it all the way to the NCAA playoffs back then. Now, 40 years later, Doyle Brunson has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame by his old school. However, it's with mixed feelings he's going to his old school to celebrate his induction.

"I'm leaving in the morning for Abilene, Texas. My University is inducting me into their athletic Hall of Fame. After being turned down for 40 years I have mixed feelings, but all my old teammates will be there, so I'm going down and will be on my best behavior."



Doyle Brunson and Patrik Antonius "twitter fight"

Tags: doyle brunson, fight, patrik antonius, twitter
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 by "T".

People that create fake accounts on facebook, twitter, myspace (examples), and pretend to be someone else, seems to become more and more common every day. Patrik Antonius, the Finnish poker pro, is someone that has got to experience this. Someone has created an account on twitter in his name and posted comments about the people he played against at bobby's room, and also written some mean things about Doyle Brunson.

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Doyle Brunson's last trip to Europe?

Tags: doyle brunson
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 by "T".

Doyle Brunson, wrote in his latest blog post that he have a quite busy schedule this year. This schedule for example includs playing in many big tournaments and doing lots of interviews all around the globe. Then of course, he has his own poker site, blog, family, and lots of other things to take care of. Not bad for a 75-year-old man that absolutely doesn't need any more money as he most probably already have many million dollars saved in his bank account. So, what keeps Doyle Brunson hungry for more achievements and winnings? The answer is very simple - His love for the game of poker.

However, according to his blog, it seems like age is taking out its right as he writes that it might be the last time he's traveling outside USA.

"It looks like the next month or so is going to be pretty packed for me. I'm doing a commercial for the M Casino so I'm not going to have time to go back up to Montana. Then, I leave for Budapest in early September to meet folks and speak at the Budapest Affiliate Conference. After that, I'm off to Nottingham for the English Poker Open and then back to Birmingham for the Caesar's Cup. I then go to London for a televised cash game and right after that the WSOP Europe begins' where I'll be playing in the main event. I'll finally make it back home to Vegas in early October. That's a lot of traveling for an old man and this may be the last time I cross the big pond."; Doyle Brunson says.



Poker Hall of Fame: And the nominees are....

Tags: doyle brunson, mike sexton, phile ivey, poker hall of fame, tom mcevoy
Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 by "K".

2009's candidates that have the chance to get inducted to the poker hall of fame are Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Dan Harrington, Tom McEvoy, Men Nguyen, Scotty Nguyen, Mike Sexton, Eric Seidel, Tom Dwan, and Daniel Negreanu.

The 3 big favorites of these 10 players are Mike Sexton, Phil Ivey, and Tom McEvoy. All three have won bracelets and millions of dollars in WSOP throughout the years and also done a great job for poker and its future.

The hottest candidate of these 3 however, is  Mike Sexton. Sexton has been a poker pro at the highest stakes for many years and also been the main commentator for WPT, been the ambassador for Party Poker, writing for the biggest poker magazines and much more. If you look at the requirements for getting into the Poker Hall of Fame bellow, you will understand why he's the hottest candidate.

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HighStakes: $2,4 million pot in "Bobbys Room"

Tags: Bellagio, Bobbys Room, doyle brunson, high stakes, Ilari Ziigmund Sahamies
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 by "T".

The action has really been on in Bobbys Room at Bellagio in Las Vegas lately. According to the Finnish poker pro, Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies own website, he lost a $2,4 million pot and Doyle Brunson lost $2.1 million within an hour. Doyle said in his blog that he have never seen so much money won and lost each night as in Bobbys Room.

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