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Poker legend may be returning from retirement

Poker legend may be returning from retirement
Poker legend Doyle Brunson may be returning from retirement.
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This past Tuesday, poker lovers were in for a big surprise with the news that the living poker legend may be returning from his retirement. Known as "TexDolly", legend Doyle Brunson caused some mystery on his Twitter feed by commenting that he was planning to return to some poker tournament this year 2021.

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With more than 40 years of career and 88 years of life, Doyle Brunson made his final appearance in a championship in the year 2018. On that occasion, "TexDolly" announced his retirement from the sport after participating in WSOP Event #23, World Series of Poker. At the time, the legend had commented: "Going to Rio to play the 2-7 Lowball tournament. It's probably the last I'll play in my life."

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In this last appearance Doyle had a great performance. The player, who owns ten bracelets from the series, made it to the final stretch of the WSOP event in question. Although the walk was positive, "TexDolly" ended up leaving the event in sixth position. Everyone at the Rio Casino applauded the legend and thanked him that his walk was positive for the sport of poker.
Three years have passed since then, and Doyle has spoken on his Twitter commenting that he is planning to return to activities. Doyle plans to come back from his retirement to play another WSOP: "I'm planning on playing some WSOP tournaments this year."


Playmaker Doyle Brunson, better known as "Texas Dolly", was born in 1933 and is one of the greatest poker players of all time. Bringing in his resume more than 40 years of career, the legend has been world champion of poker and has written several books about the sport. In his walk, Doyle was the lucky one to have won a prize of more than a million dollars in history. In addition, Doyle also won ten World Series of Poker bracelets and is in the list of four players who managed to win consecutively the main events of the World Series of Poker in the years 1976 and 1977.
But Doyle's journey into the sport began with gambling at illegal casinos in Fortworth. After that, the legend left for the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisina to increasingly venture into the sport. In this way, Doyle began to be part of big games and meet other professionals, such as Amarillo Slim and Sailor Roberts. Both of the aforementioned players would later become Doyle's poker partners, sharing the profits between them. After that, the partnership took them to Las Vegas, where the three tried to make huge fortunes from poker, but ended up losing all the money and breaking up the partnership.
In 2003, Doyle achieved his ninth WSOP win by taking another gold bracelet to his account. The following year, Doyle was present at the No Limit Texas Hold'em event, facing 2,576 opponents and standing out among the top 100, occupying the 53rd position. In the same year, in 2004, Doyle was the grand champion of the Legends of Poker World Poker Tour and won the sum of 1.1 million dollars. Back in 2005, Doyle landed his tenth WSOP gold bracelet.
Currently, data collected in 2021 say that Doyle's fortune already surpasses the 80 million dollar mark. In addition, Doyle also wrote and collaborated on the book "Superstars Poker Strategy: The World's Greatest Players Reveal their Winning Secrets" along with Daniel Negreanu and Phil Helmiuth.

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