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
Doyle Brunson is turning 79-years-old later this year and has a long and sucessful poker career behind him. However, as of late his health has been getting worse and many of his fans were even worried that he wouldn't be able to take part in the 43rd Annual World Series of Poker, which started a few weeks ago.
But just as the tournament series had started Brunson wrote on his website that he had decided to play 4-5 events at this year's WSOP - something that made his fans and friends both happy and proud.
Doyle Brunson has played professionally for over 50 years and has managed to win 10 WSOP Gold Bracelets during this time (35 WSOP cashes in total). Brunson is turning 79 years old later this year and of course he doesn't have the same engery anymore to play lots of poker tournaments and traveling. However, it still seems like we will see him taking part in up to 5 events at this WSOP...
In his latest blog, 'Getting old is tough but it is the only way to a long life', he wrote that he plans on playing 4-5 events at this World Series of Poker, including $10,000 HORSE, the $50,000 Players Championship, and the $10,000 2-7 lowball.
It ended up being Cory Zeidman who took home Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or better. For the win Zeidman received the biggest cash of his entire career ($201,559) and his very first WSOP bracelet. Zeidman previous WSOP cash occured in the very same event last year (believe it or not). Then he arrived at the final table as the chip leader as well but finished in 6th place for $30,228.
Chris Bjorin, a regular at the WSOP since the early 90s-- 2 bracelets and 62 cashes, received $124,838 for his runner-up finish but seemed quite disappointed to have missed out on his 3rd bracelet - especially since he had decent lead when only 3 players remained.
Event #4: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better ($1,500 buy-in) attracted a field of 622 players when is started on Tuesday. Now, after 3 days + several hours of play, only 3 players remain and in the lead is no one else than poker legend Chris Bjorin from Sweden (based in London, England).
Chris Bjorin has throughout his career kept a relatively low profile and avoided many televised poker tournaments and interviews. He has been a regular at the WSOP since the early 90s and has won two WSOP bracelets and has many other notable WSOP cashes. His highest finish in the WSOP Main Event was 9th place finish 1997.
In Doyle Brunson's latest blog "You Only Live once. If you work it right, once is enough" the 78-year-old poker legend writes about his good old friend Amarillo Slim, who passed away last month at the age of 83. Brunson writes, for example, about the phone call he made to Amarillo Slim when he was in a hospice and when the two of them traveled the US looking for poker games to take part in.
Below is the full version of Doyle's blog "You Only Live once. If you work it right, once is enough".
Michael Phelps recently went on a trip to Las Vegas with some of his friends to stay at a huge suite at the Palms Hotel & Casino. During his stay he contacted Doyle Brunson and asked to meet up with the poker legend. They met up at the Palms and according to Doyle the swimmer was very enthusiastic and eager to learn more about poker, he asked a lot of questions and showed a huge interest in poker. Rumour has it that Phelps said that the only things that interest him are to eat, swim and to play poker.Read more » Michael Phelps met up with Poker Legend
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