Today we are going to introduce you to one of the biggest names in poker. Doyle Brunson, the quiet force, poker giant, living legend, millionaire, who will certainly forever be the only player who is applauded when he is eliminated from the WSOP Main Event when he will always have a smile on his face . We invite you to discover the life of this man with the rather incredible journey of a character who is really not, you will be able to see it, anyone.
Doyle Brunson was born August 10, 1933 in Longworth, a small town in Texas. One day, an injury puts an end to his hope of becoming a professional basketball player, as he unloads a cast for a summer job. Indeed, one of them falls on his leg and puts an end to his dream, cracking his bone in two places and leaving it in a cast for two years. It is for this reason that we sometimes see him, even today, feeling the consequences of this accident which forced him to take crutches to get around. Doyle Brunson, who will then be forced to give up sport during his adolescence and following this serious accident, will continue his studies and will obtain a Master’s degree in administrative education.
Doyle Brunson’s Early Days In Poker
Doyle had already taken a little interest in poker before suffering this injury and was therefore already playing in draw poker games. His injury prompted him to then start playing much more often and he won more and more games that even allowed him to pay his expenses during his studies, until he obtained his master’s degree in 1954. And that ‘s what. is a year later, in 1956 precisely that Doyle will switch to the world of poker. He found his first job as an office equipment salesman, but found himself at the same time, on the first day of his professional activity, invited to a game of 7 stud. He earns more than a month’s salary in less than three hours, which will prompt him to resign quickly and start his career as a professional player which we will now detail.
Doyle Brunson’s Playing Career
Doyle Brunson will start first by playing in illegal games in Fort Worth, Texas, accompanied by his friend Dwayne Hamilton. The duo will then move very quickly to neighboring states, such as Oklahoma or Louisiana, in order to register and above all participate in larger games. It is during these trips that they will meet Sailor Roberts and Amarillo Slim, two professional players. While Hamilton decides to return to Fort Worth, Brunson remains with Slim and Roberts.
The trio then began to travel and play poker, while sometimes having fun by allowing each other rounds of golf from time to time. The 3 accomplices even decide to put all their money won on a common account to play together. 6 years pass, and the group decides to make their first trip to Las Vegas, where they will win several million dollars. They then decide to stop playing together while remaining friends, while Doyle Brunson settles permanently in Las Vegas and continues to play alone, on his side.