Doyle Brunson, the Godfather of Poker, has died aged 89 in Las Vegas. The person who impressed three generations not solely wrote the e-book on poker (actually), he walked the stroll by beating the hardest video games for greater than 50 years.
Information of Brunson’s passing was made public on Sunday night by poker agent Brian Balsbaugh.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart we announce the passing of our father, Doyle Brunson. He was a beloved Christian man, husband, father and grandfather. We’ll have extra to say over the approaching days as we honor his legacy. Please maintain Doyle and our household in your prayers. Could he relaxation in peace. Sincerely, the Brunson Household,” reads the Could 14 tweet.
The transient assertion from the Brunson household paid tribute to his life and profession. It additionally promised to shed extra mild on Doyle Brunson’s passing within the coming days.
Doyle Brunson reigned for greater than 50 years
Doyle Brunson was arguably poker’s greatest title. His profession spanned greater than 50 years and his books, Tremendous/System and Tremendous/System 2, offered thousands and thousands of copies. In between writing books on how to play poker, Brunson received 10 WSOP bracelets, a WPT title, and greater than $6.1 million in dwell tournaments.
— Brian Balsbaugh (@Balsbaugh) May 15, 2023
Nonetheless, it was his prowess in high stakes cash games that made Texas Dolly considered one of poker’s biggest gamers (see video under).
From his days as a Texas street gambler, to the notorious Las Vegas Large Recreation in Bobby’s Room, Doyle Brunson received on the highest stakes for many years. Certainly, his longevity alone was sufficient to earn him a spot amongst poker royalty.
There’ll by no means be one other Doyle Brunson
Doyle was @RadioAmanda favourite participant by a mile
He might be missed by many, the Godfather of Poker#RIPDoyle pic.twitter.com/Y88BsrDhhP
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) May 15, 2023
Brunson had been scheduled to participate in a particular free-play occasion on subscription poker web site ClubWPT. His presence in the May 20 tournament, which is able to ship one participant to the WPT Prime Championship, was one other instance of his skill to encourage newbie gamers.
can’t consider today has come – you’ll all the time be held excessive in our hearts, the person, the parable, the legend & THE GODFATHER of poker child! Mr Brunson, you made poker what it’s child! thanks for what you give to all of us child! RIP Mr Doyle Brunson THE GODFATHER OF POKER pic.twitter.com/TiwzjQfhCi
— Scotty Nguyen (@TheScottyNguyen) May 15, 2023
Everybody mourns Doyle Brunson’s passing
Tributes to Doyle Brunson have been flooding in throughout social media over the previous couple of hours. His passing has additionally made mainstream information, with main information retailers, together with Reuters, NBC, and ESPN, protecting the story.
Sure, Doyle Brunson was the Legend of Poker. However to me, he was extra of a father. I’ll miss him dearly. My prayers exit to Louise, Pam and Todd.
I Love You Doyle. Relaxation in Peace to the Best!!
— Jennifer Harman (@REALJenHarman) May 15, 2023
Doyle Brunson embodied poker. He was a character, he was expert, and he was a frontrunner. He might be missed by those who knew him and those who didn’t. Relaxation in peace, Doyle Brunson.
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