Focus on: Doyle Brunson

Focus on: Doyle Brunson

Doyle is a well known poker player that has over half a century of experience with this game. He was born in 1933 and he is most known for the fact that he was the first player to win the main event of the World Series two years in a row, as well as the fact that he is part of the Hall of Fame of Poker, plus an author of well known and appreciated poker books.

He is also known as the first poker player to have made $1 million from tournaments of poker. All in all, he has a total of 10 bracelets from the World Series, gathered throughout his career. Thanks to this number, he shares the number two spot with Johnny Chan, at the number of won bracelets. The player that has the first spot has eleven bracelets and his name is Phil Hellmuth. There are only four players that managed to win a main event at the World Series more than once and Brunson is one of them. His glory years in this regard were 1976 and 1977. He is also known for the fact that he managed to win WSOP bracelets four years in a row, something that only one other poker player managed to do (Bill Boyd). If that’s not enough, he was also the first poker player that managed to get both a first spot at the Main Event of the World Series and a title at the World Poker Tour.

Besides his poker playing career, Brunson is also the author of multiple books that have poker as a topic, one of them being Super/System, a book that many consider to be the best one when it comes to poker.

He managed to cash in at the World Series 34 times and made over $2.9 million from this tournament. The total amount of winnings at live tournaments during his entire life reached $6 million in 2011.