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A Documentary about Doyle Brunson's Life is In the Works

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Posted on 09 September 2021 by "T".

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.


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 3pokeronly10/09/2021 07:47:43 GMT
Texas Dolly is a legend, but a documentary more than a month long may be over the top? thoughts?

 dule-vu10/09/2021 07:56:03 GMT
hope that some tv will have it,not that I need to watch on you tube!
 Rogerio1010/09/2021 09:05:58 GMT
Wow this will be great to watch, specialy if it will be filmed like documentary Last Dance. The Doyle is living legend of poker himself. The only one who survive in the long long times in this games and this still here, amazing player. Can't see the documentary. When it will be announced?
 dule-vu10/09/2021 09:40:03 GMT
from his tweet,seems that nobody know when it will be over!
 ligador3710/09/2021 20:23:54 GMT
It is just beginning, and it may take some time to complete. but surely there are many people waiting to see it.
I haven't seen a movie or documentary about poker in a long time.
I have seen almost all of the ones there are about it and the ones I liked the most is Rounders, with Matt Damon.
Let's hope the documentary is really good
 CALICUL10/09/2021 20:35:06 GMT
will be good because it's Doyle Brunson
 geseco1211/09/2021 03:21:35 GMT
a great poker player, the first to win a million dollar tournament, he spent his whole life playing cards, now he is going to release his documentary to inspire many.
 CALICUL11/09/2021 07:49:52 GMT
I liked this player from the beginning because he kept this talent to play poker even in his old age. This professional player has a lot of nice words about poker and how to play and I think he is a real gentleman. I don't remember causing a scandal. He has his way of life which should be followed by many of us.
 geseco1212/09/2021 03:38:42 GMT
I think his words are worth gold, he was there since the beginning of poker, when it was just becoming known, I think he will have many anecdotes to tell that we do not know, this player is respected by all the poker community.
 dule-vu12/09/2021 05:12:51 GMT
We will in few months what did they made from this!
 geseco1213/09/2021 14:08:29 GMT
a great poker player, despite the time, has always been playing the cards, the love of this mental sport has been what has led to remain in force in this world of poker, many things that we will know with this
 dule-vu13/09/2021 14:17:33 GMT
Hope that they will finish till new year!
 antonis32113/09/2021 18:19:29 GMT
I have read his story , how he decided to go and become a poker player , I know some of his successes , but ofcourse it would be better to hear all this from himself , also some people , friends or family , that know him and want to share some details from his private story , maybe some not very known to most people .
 CALICUL13/09/2021 18:31:41 GMT
Doyle Brunson has a beautiful story and his son also plays professional poker but at a lower level than his father
 Wizard8914/09/2021 07:03:36 GMT
This documentary will probably be a complete success in the world of poker in special with that exceptional film crew. Best wishes !
 CALICUL14/09/2021 08:08:56 GMT
I think it will be something special
 geseco1214/09/2021 16:27:46 GMT
the stories of others help many, as many can identify with their story, now many will have more desire to continue in this mental sport even when they see that it seems that all is lost, poker helps you for life in general, great documentary that comes to us.
 CALICUL14/09/2021 16:29:35 GMT
it will be something that will inspire many people
 ligador3715/09/2021 03:43:36 GMT
I think it's very good that these types of documentaries are made. So that people like these are not forgotten. Perhaps many people do not know well the stories of these types of players (to refer to this specific case) and only know the lives of modern characters. And it would be nice if the old endures
 dule-vu15/09/2021 05:21:12 GMT
maybe in next years they will make movie about other legends,because we have many old poker players or some of them are already dead!
 dule-vu16/09/2021 05:30:14 GMT
its better that they do everything in slow way and to make great movie,then to rush and to make movie that nobody will watch it!hope that they know what are doing!we will see in next months how everything look!
 geseco1216/09/2021 22:19:56 GMT
I hope your documentary is a success, you always learn something from a movie, I think there will be things that will help us to face in the world of poker, which sometimes escapes our control, the mental part is important, we will see later.
 CALICUL16/09/2021 23:21:17 GMT
I can't wait to see the documentary because we won't regret it
 antonis32117/09/2021 17:14:11 GMT
Willit be on Netflix , on another network like Netflix or not ?? On Netflix it would be better , many are the watchers there , it would have good success imo . Anyway , hopefully it will be ready very soon so as to watch it and learn some more things about Doyle .
 dule-vu17/09/2021 17:20:37 GMT
This will be great story!

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