The creators of "The Last Dance" are making a documentary about Doyle Brunson's life.
The first player to ever win $1 million in poker tournaments has posted on his Twitter account yesterday that a documentary about his life is currently in the works.
Brunson wrote, "They are making a documentary about my life now. It has been going on for a month and is going to be a lot longer. Same group that did The Last Dance is doing it."
Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson was born in Texas and was part of the All-State Texas basketball team. He was seen to potentially become a professional basketball player as the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBA showed their interest in him, but this was not meant to be because he unfortunately suffered from a knee injury. He still occasionally needs a crutch due to the injury, and said that his broken leg ruined his lifetime dream of becoming an NBA player.
Brunson had already started playing poker even before his injury, mainly five-card draw. He played more frequently after getting injured and his winnings paid for his expenses. After he graduated from college, he was hired as a business machines salesman. On his first day at work, he got invited to play in a seven-card stud game and ended up winning over a month's salary. Soon, he left the company and became a full-fledged professional poker player.
Fast forward today, Doyle Brunson, who has just turned 88 years old on August 10, is known as a 10-time WSOP champ and Poker Hall of fame member and is pretty much considered royalty in the poker world.
As of September 2021, his total live tournament winnings are at $6,176,737. He has won more than $3,000,000 from his 37 cashes at the WSOP.