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Doyle Brunson: "I start feeling bad"

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


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 Calmplay21/05/2010 20:03:04 GMT
Don't start feeling bad when the WSOP is on the verge to start... come on Doyle, I want you to win another bracelet Cool THAT would be insane , don't you all think? Worship Worship Worship

Best of luck Mr Brunson Smile
 leolook21/05/2010 21:06:58 GMT
sixty years playing poker! woow! Amazing! Doyle is a poker legend! Forever be remembered by all players and admirer of the sport! DOYLE GO ... GO T2
 DAGOR21/05/2010 21:15:25 GMT
Hello everybody!
When we like something why stop? To see his family so it's a good answer. But what's the point if your family see you unhappy and depressed. "
See you soon for a new post lol!
 DaMessiah66622/05/2010 06:03:17 GMT
People who have read his books know how much he has suffered to become a poker legend. For me, the best player in Poker History (sorry Stu). He is old now and it's time to relax and have fun of all he has won.
 MANUEDO22/05/2010 10:42:21 GMT
Hope to see him back at tables soon. It's quite normal for a man who's 82 to feel tired sometimes but he's a lion and I'm sure he has so much to learn young players Blink
 leroi2122/05/2010 18:26:07 GMT
i want to be a gamble like im if im also as rich as he is and i think that he dont have alot of years left in the bank Sad
 IslandJack22/05/2010 23:13:48 GMT
What about the Sun? The palm trees? Maybe sailing a yacht, whatever, he's got enough money.
I never got the "gambling" thing, but I DO understand the "Poker " thing. Big Smile
 psycokiller23/05/2010 00:25:20 GMT
Gambling is in his blood. After that many years, the ability to wind down is gone.
 ZmxPowah23/05/2010 02:07:54 GMT
Good to know how addicted to gambling people looks like ;p
Much better then they one's without that problem...
Anyway if you do something for whole life u can't drop... u just can't.
 DAGOR23/05/2010 05:25:16 GMT
Hello everybody!
Exactly, poker and gambling it all his life. In addition to single-handedly he embodies almost all part of poker history. And at least two of his children have taken this passion to their account. This will not turn before his death in my opinion.
See you soon for new posts lol! Cool Smile
 BBU23/05/2010 15:10:29 GMT
I hope he wins 1 bracelet this year's WSOP Good luck Doyle.
 Tchungpo23/05/2010 17:01:59 GMT
I was ready to say "RIP DOYLE", but i won't Tongue
This guy is just LEGENDARY and he have all my respect !
 pokrindareer23/05/2010 21:42:44 GMT
This is too bad, especially coming from a very good poker player and a good man. At least he's one addictive player that actually wins. There's nothing worse then a player who NEEDS the game and who is addictive, but ALWAYS loses Big Smile ...Kinda like me Aww crap! ....I don't really consider it an addiction though, but more like a hobby Cool lol
 Cliffem25/05/2010 14:05:33 GMT
'Doyle Brunson has been gambling heavily for almost 60 years straight now'

Love this line way to much! Smile Smile

 kazman26/05/2010 07:04:45 GMT
RIP Doyle
 ahhshucks05/06/2010 15:56:09 GMT
it all catch's up sooner or later, but doyle will always be "THE MAN"
 teteban05/06/2010 23:55:01 GMT
well the guy had a long fact I doubt anyone but him will have such a good run. He had a very sporty and active lifestyle until that accident hit him, I guess that put a few years for him
 crusher00706/06/2010 09:24:57 GMT
Its his ADDICTION to Ca$h & Rush
 Hajinnho06/06/2010 12:37:45 GMT
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Doyle has his midlife-crisis Big Smile Tongue Shock Blink
 SuperNoob08/06/2010 07:35:31 GMT
its hard to giveup poker especially when you been playing for so many years and its your means of earning money. hope we get to see more of him Smile
 youngbaboon08/06/2010 08:42:07 GMT
Wow, that's crazy. That really is too bad to hear. It's bad when you hear a poker legend like that proclaim him self a degenerate gambler.
 Pjot08/06/2010 08:56:24 GMT
I don't know if it is that bad? If he has been gamlbling hard for almost 60 years, it can't really come as a surprise that he is sort of addicted in the end.

But, hey, he has made a good living out of it, so I don't really see the problem here. (That's my self beeing a degenerate in all sorts of ways...)
 Fackinas08/06/2010 09:30:09 GMT
Posted by SimpLe-SI:
"almost 60 years straight now."

winners know when to stop...
Big Smile

winners know when to stop Big Smile Tongue
 kinogomes14/06/2010 14:37:51 GMT
Doyle Brunson is not a winner. He is already a legend.
 Hajinnho14/06/2010 16:48:32 GMT
Posted by kinogomes:
Doyle Brunson is not a winner. He is already a legend.

yeah, but his golden years are just gone.

Do anyone about Doyle´s last cashes? Any larger ones? I dont think so. And i can´t imagine he plays online.

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