Doyle Brunson, ten times winner of the WSOP bracelet announced that he plans to participate in the WSOP this season. Throughout his career as a professional poker player, Brunson has won first place in nearly 20 tournaments and reached poker earnings of more than $6.1 million.
Poker Pro Doyle Brunson to Participate in WSOP This Season
Doyle Brunson, the iconic professional poker player also known as Texas Dolly may consider returning for this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP). Professional photographer, Drew Amato recently shared a few photos of Brunson on Twitter saying that it has been three years since he made the shots. Brunson did not wait and responded with a Tweet, saying that he is “planning on playing a few select tournaments in the WSOP this year”. It is yet to be confirmed in which tournaments the 10 bracelet WSOP winner will participate in this season.
Undoubtedly, 87-year-old Brunson is one of the most recognizable poker players. Born in Longworth, Texas, the poker pro has won 10 WSOP bracelets and played at 26 final tables. Back in the 1950s, Brunson started playing poker while traveling around his home state, as well as Oklahoma, and Louisiana. He quickly rose to fame and met with other professional poker players such as Sailor Roberts and Amarillo Slim.
Brunson’s Background as a Professional Poker Player
According to The Hendon Mob, Brunson’s live earnings have reached $6,176,737. Throughout his professional career, he participated in more than 80 poker tournaments. While the majority of tournaments were in the US, Brunson has participated in several international poker tournaments. Overall, Brunson has won first place in 18 tournaments. Furthermore, he ranked second and third in eleven poker tournaments.
The biggest prize which Brunson has collected from a poker tournament is $1,198,260 from the $5,000 + 150 No-Limit Hold’em WPT Championship in Los Angeles in 2004. Back then, the poker pro won first place and collected the hefty prize. Brunson’s second-biggest prize is $563,485. He won it by ranking third in the Fourth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas back in 2005. The same year, he also won the 36th World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and collected a $367,800 prize.