On Thursday, after over two months of silence, Doyle Brunson was back with another blog post: "Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker". This time the 79-year-old Texan talked about playing the $50k HORSE and the Main Event at the 2013 World Series of Poker, a dinner with an old friend, basketball, cats, and more.
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
The godfather of poker, Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson, posted on twitter yesterday that he has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, which he described as 'a slow growth type'. Brunson, 79, has beaten cancer 3 times in the past and many believe that he will do it another time.