Poker World Is Mourning The Loss Of Legend Doyle Brunson

Poker Legend Doyle Brunson

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When one thinks of poker in America, their mind should immediately go to Doyle Brunson. Brunson, at aged 89, passed away on Sunday in Las Vegas.

Here is Poker News with more information.

“The poker world is mourning the loss of one of its most iconic superstars, Doyle Brunson, who passed away this weekend at the age of 89. Details of his passing and the cause of death weren’t available at the time of publishing.

“It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our father, Doyle Brunson,” Brian Balsbaugh shared on behalf of the Brunson family. “He was a beloved Christian man, husband, father and grandfather. We’ll have more to say over the coming days as we honor his legacy. Please keep Doyle and our family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.”

“Texas Dolly,” as he was often referred, rose to poker fame in the 1970s and was a staple in the high-stakes world right up until his death. He even appeared on in some televised poker games over the past year, including the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.”

Doyle Brunson was just the second poker player to win the World Series of Poker Main Event twice in a row, a feat he accomplished in 1976 and 1977. He famously won both tournaments with the final hand of 10-2. And, he was always featured on broadcasts of the tournament when the sport took off in the early 2000’s. He was, to many, the godfather of American poker.

The tributes are rolling in for Doyle Brunson.

Condolences go out to all who loved Doyle Brunson.

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