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
Brunson is 79-years-old now and hasn't played many WSOP events in the past few years. In 2011, he played seven events and last year only four events. This year, unfortunately, he might not play a single event. On Tuesday, he tweeted "Afraid I am finally gonna give in to Father Time and pass on tournament play at WSOP."
If he doesn't play any events at this year's WSOP, the chances seem rather slim that he will play any more WSOP events (or other tournaments) for the rest of his career. There's no doubt that he will be missed by many if he retires from the World Series of Poker! There aren't many (if anyone) poker players alive with such lengenday status!