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WSOP kicks off with Moment of Silence for late Doyle Brunson

Tags: Doyle Brunon, Horseshoe Casino, Jack Effel, Paris Casino, RIP, WSOP.
Posted on 01 June 2023 by "T".

The 54th World Series of Poker officially started on Tuesday, May 30 with the $500 Casino Employees NLHE event that is open only for individuals who work in the gambling industry.

The "shuffle up and deal" announcement was delivered by Jack Effel, WSOP Vice President and Tournament Director, who asked for a moment of silence in the room for the recently departed poker legend Doyle Brunson.

Doyle Brunson, aka Texas Dolly, was a 10-time WSOP bracelet champion who actually attended the first-ever summer series way back in 1970. He died earlier this month at 89 years old.

Effel said:

"As we get another WSOP underway, we're reminded how indebted we are to the colossal impact Doyle had on the WSOP and the game of poker itself.

Doyle was the sport's biggest ambassador who helped bring poker to the mainstream. He is a legend that we had the honor to work alongside for more than 50 years. We owe so much to Doyle and look forward to setting records this summer as a special tribute to his legacy."

A tribute video to Brunson was then aired for the players to watch:

As Brunson was laid to rest in a private funeral ceremony in late May, his son and fellow Poker Hall of Famer Todd Brunson said on Twitter that "there will be a celebration of life during the WSOP that all will be welcome to."

This is the second year that the WSOP will take place on the Las Vegas Strip, with events being split between venues the Paris Casino and the newly-rebranded Horseshoe Casino.

Organizers of the tournament hope that with the biggest capacity ever of 608 tables spread across over 200,000 square feet of convention space, this will be the biggest in the history of the series in terms of attendance, with 20 online and 95 live events scheduled from May 30 up to July 18, 2023.


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23 comments on "WSOP kicks off with Moment of Silence for late Doyle Brunson"

 CALICUL01/06/2023 19:15:30 GMT
Good job
 Brahman77701/06/2023 19:24:23 GMT
Smile Aww crap!
 CALICUL01/06/2023 19:36:36 GMT
this must be done in honor of a huge poker player, who offered enormously many positive things for fans, players, televisions, family, friends and strangers. Doyle Brunson deserves much more.
 qzmag05/06/2023 08:56:37 GMT
Seen it on Daniel Negreanu's video, He post daily from WSOP and there is a portrait with Doyle in there. Many ppls learned to play poker from him and he is an example for poker.

RIP Doyle Brunson
 dule-vu05/06/2023 09:01:46 GMT
on first day they had minute of silence!
 geseco1205/06/2023 21:58:39 GMT
a great gesture they made for the passing of this great player, like everything in life you should always do that, a moment where we think about the meaning of life, at that moment they thought about this great player.
 CALICUL05/06/2023 22:01:47 GMT
This is necessary for every star in any field. A last respect is very necessary because is human and whoever has time can go to his grave. I suppose that in America many people will do it.
 vule7906/06/2023 00:49:04 GMT
Rest in peace legend Sad you are one of the greatest players
 dule-vu06/06/2023 05:32:22 GMT
we will read more stories about him in next months!
 antonis32107/06/2023 20:02:14 GMT
its good to honor him that way ,. he deserves this honor . for sure he will be remembered , he is the godfather of poker after all , his contribution to the poker game is sth that it is accepted and recognized by everyone . he is one of the very few guys' who was loved by far too many , i do not believe he had many enemies , at least at the poker world
 CALICUL07/06/2023 20:53:20 GMT
Thumbs Up
 geseco1209/06/2023 15:37:39 GMT
In this way we respect what he did and we will remember for a long time what he was in this great sport like poker, a great teaching in all senses left us this great player.
 CALICUL09/06/2023 16:05:21 GMT
Posted by geseco12:
In this way we respect what he did and we will remember for a long time what he was in this great sport like poker, a great teaching in all senses left us this great player.

this is true , because what you say is good.

 geseco1212/06/2023 13:56:50 GMT
It is not easy for a community of so many years to see a man play at a high level and overnight receive this news, we will always remember what he did, for sure we will always remember what he did, for sure we will always remember what he did, for sure we will always remember what he did.
 dule-vu12/06/2023 13:57:37 GMT
Best thing will be that they say few words about him on final table in main event!
 geseco1225/06/2023 22:53:01 GMT
A nice gesture from the entire poker room and the poker community to remain silent before the tournament started, a token of appreciation for what this player did and has done for many years in poker.
 CALICUL25/06/2023 22:55:33 GMT
these things must be done because every high-value player must be respected, but also the smaller professional players. Death is inevitable and moments of silence must be taken.
 geseco1227/06/2023 01:38:24 GMT
That's right, death can surprise us at any time, the most important thing is to be able to do good in this world, this player has set a great example as a poker player, his career is very clean, a player to be imitated by all.
 dule-vu27/06/2023 05:09:59 GMT
we can leave doyle to rest in peace after so many days of his death!
 geseco1228/06/2023 05:10:17 GMT
jajajajaj, mentioning him does not mean that we do not leave him in peace, we will always remember him and his name will be present in all of us, and because he is a great example of a player we will always be mentioning him.
 dule-vu28/06/2023 05:16:11 GMT
Yeah, you are sad every day for him, I see after one month...
 geseco1229/06/2023 14:30:40 GMT
It is a great loss, those of us who love this sport will feel it much more, we are a poker family, and we feel when someone leaves us, a great man who left us a great example, a great teaching that you can achieve your goals with hard work.
 dule-vu29/06/2023 14:32:50 GMT
O god!

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