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Poker community mourns death of Doyle Brunson

Updated May 16, 2023 - 8:15 am

On the Mount Rushmore of poker, Doyle Brunson would be the first name selected by many.

The man known as the “Godfather of Poker” won 10 World Series of Poker tournaments, including the Main Event in 1976 and 1977. He also captured a World Poker Tour title in 2004, and his book “Super System” was the ultimate Texas Hold’em poker strategy guide.

Brunson saw the game evolve from the dangerous, smoky Texas backrooms in the 1950s to the televised poker boom of the 2000s that turned players into celebrities. He died Sunday in Las Vegas at age 89, and many in the poker community shared their memories and tributes of “Texas Dolly”:

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