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'The Godfather of Poker' Retires From WSOP?

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Posted on 15 May 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

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! 

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8 comments on "''The Godfather of Poker'' Retires From WSOP?"

 cucho31615/05/2013 23:53:44 GMT
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!

 RoninHarper16/05/2013 01:48:23 GMT
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.

 rbdflyboy16/05/2013 02:13:56 GMT
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.
 demodawggy16/05/2013 05:31:12 GMT
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 Big Smile
 mocoteo16/05/2013 10:28:31 GMT
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...
 Sorin88818/05/2013 10:44:40 GMT
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".
 Doarulle18/05/2013 16:58:38 GMT
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?
 alakazoo18/05/2013 19:06:44 GMT
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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