Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson or as he is also known "Godfather of Poker" is known to all poker fans around the globe. Learn everything about Doyle here.

Doyle Brunson Biography

Doyle Brunson is a name known to all avid poker fans and to those who treat poker as just one of many pastimes alike. Often termed “Godfather of poker”, this is a man who has truly seen it all.

Born on August 10 1933 in Longworth, Texas, he had a promising sports career ahead of him before a serious knee injury decided that his life would take a different path. Soon after, he started his climb to poker greatness playing mostly in illegal games across the country.

His stories and adventures are next to none other in the poker world and include truly movie-like plots and twists. After several years of travelling with his good friend Dwayne Hamilton, playing poker and gambling on everything that would present a good opportunity, Brunson has finally found his place in the Mecca of gambling world – Las Vegas. Playing regularly in the World Series of Poker Main Event since its inception in 1970, he managed to pull off back-to-back victories in 1976 and 1977. Although the fields back then were much, much smaller, it helped with establishing his name as the one that would forever enter the list of true poker legends.

He confirmed his poker skills further by winning total of ten WSOP bracelets. One of the greatest additions from Doyle Brunson, or “Texas Dolly” as he came to be known after Jimmy Snyder’s clumsy announcement, is certainly his “Super System” (or “How I made Over $1,000,000 Playing Poker”, as it was originally entitled) published in 1979, especially its chapter on No Limit Hold’em. In the period when Texas Hold’em was still a rather new game, he introduced ideas and concepts that were revolutionary. This was probably the first comprehensive poker strategy publication to date.

In the year of 1988, he was introduced to the Poker Hall of Fame, a greatest acknowledgment outside the felt that any player can receive. It was recognition for everything he stood for and has done for development and acceptance of poker across the globe.

Even today, at the ripe age of 80, he can still be found playing and butting heads with some of the best in the game. True fire and passion for the game have never left Dolly for even the shortest time. He is one of those people that simply get recognized wherever any form of poker is played and not many can boast this.

The perseverance and the fighting spirit that made him the great player that he is have also helped him survive in the often cruel poker world for over five decades.

His legacy continues through his son Tod, who also managed to win a WSOP bracelet in 2005 in Omaha Hi-Lo event, thus making these two the first father – son combination to win WSOP bracelets.

One thing is certain: The Godfather of Poker is a one person who will always be welcomed and fare-welled from the poker tournaments by rounds of applauses and cheering of his numerous fans and admirers recognizing that the strength to overcome the hassle he must be going through to appear on live tournaments these days can only come from one thing – a true love for the game.

There are a lot of videos here on Pokertube from different tournaments and cash games you can go through if you want to see the legend in action!

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Doyle Brunson doing impressions of Phil Hellmuth at the table

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Teaser fir all new Poker Nigh in America episode - how long does Doyle plan to stick around?

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Doyle Brunson and Guy Laliberte playing a huge 818k pot

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Daniel flops huge against Doyle's pair of Kings

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Tom Dwan and Doyle Brunson playing a huge pot - durrrr gets too stubborn for his own good

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Brunson received a call from a police detective regarding a guy claiming Brunson threaten him over a gambling debt.

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Doyle gets pretty hard into spoilers for some of the movies so go in warned.

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Todd Brunson’s announcement that there will be a new addition to the Brunson family led to some hilarious tweets.

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Old-timers have to eventually make way for a younger breed of poker talent, and Brian Rast fits the bill perfectly.