A Poker Legend: Doyle Brunson
In the history of poker there have been few figures that have been as influential as Doyle Brunson. Doyle has quite literally been there, seen it and written the book about it, as anyone who plays Unibet casino will know.
Over the years he’s come to be known as the “The Godfather of Poker” and looking at his record it’s clear to see why. Having been at the inaugural World Series of Poker in 1970, he’s gone on to win two Main Event titles as well as a further 8 WSOP bracelets.
Over his career Doyle has bagged over $6 million in tournament winnings and almost certainly double that in cash games. Indeed, having been a firm fixture in the legendary Vegas Big Game for as long as it’s been running, it’s fair to say he’s a hugely successful player.
Doyle’s exploit at the felt aren’t the only thing that’s earned elevated him to legendary status in the poker world. His first book, Super/System, redefined the way the game was played and made millionaires out of amateurs. He followed up that book with Super/System 2, which again received critical acclaim.
“Texas Dolly” is also well known for two trinkets: his trademark Stetson and his card protector. Having been around when poker was still played in backrooms and Wild West style shootings were common, Doyle is a true Texan. And like all true Texans he never goes anywhere without his trusty Stetson.
“Casper”, as Doyle’s card protector is known, is arguably the most valuable in the world. Having won two WSOP Main Event titles with it, Doyle is often asked by fellow pros to rent it out. Often obliging, Doyle has been happy to lend his lucky protector to a fellow players for thousands of dollars a time.
While poker players often come and go as easy as money in Vegas, Doyle Brunson has stood the test of time. Respected and feared by his peers in equal measure, he is arguably poker’s most significant figure in poker history.
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