Doyle Brunson

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  1. Doyle Brunson is arguably the most famous poker player in the world. Brunson was the first two-time World Series of Poker Main Event champion to win consecutive events. He also has 10 WSOP bracelets to his name and is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame.

Where Is Doyle Today?

Today Brunson is still playing some of the biggest cash games in the world, most notably the $4,000/$8,000 mixes limit game at the Bellagio. He can also be frequently seen on episodes of High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark. Brunson endorses the online poker site Doyles Room.

Super System

His first major publication, Super/System, is widely considered to be the best poker theory book ever written.

Official Website

Doyle Brunson Official Website

WSOP Bracelet List

YearTournament(US$) Prize Won
1976$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship$230,000
1976$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$80,250
1977$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship$340,000
1977$1,000 Seven-Card Stud Split$62,500
1978$5,000 Seven-Card Stud$68,000
1979$600 Mixed Doubles$4,500
1991$2,500 No Limit Hold'em$208,000
1998$1,500 Seven-Card Razz$93,000
2003$2,000 H.O.R.S.E.$84,080
2005$5,000 No Limit Shorthanded Texas Hold'em (6 max)$367,800

Texas Dolly Nickname

As many know, Doyle Brunson is nicknamed "Texas Dolly" and came from a mistake made by a good friend. Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder was supposed to announce Brunson as "Texas Doyle" but incorrectly pronounced his first name as Dolly, calling him "Texas Dolly". Ever since that date the nickname has stuck.

Historical Record

Brunson became the first player in the world to earn $1,000,000 in poker tournaments.