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2010 Todd Brunson Montana Poker Challenge

The biggest yet

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Oct 29, 2010


It’s hard to believe that we just wrapped up my third Montana poker tournament. With 65 players and a prize pool just shy of $45,000, it was our biggest yet, and to the best of my knowledge, it was the biggest poker tournament in the history of Montana! I even made Page 3 of the local newspaper. I might have made the front page had Farmer Murphy’s fence not blown down, allowing his 21 goats to run down Main Street — or if local rodeo hero Cowboy Joe Redneck hadn’t placed third in the Idaho Falls calf-fry eating contest. Oh well, there’s always next year. Quite a few pros showed up this year. My dad, Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson, was the top dog. My sister, Pam “Well, My Name’s Pam” Brunson, was at the other end of the spectrum. In between them were many notables, including Hoyt “All-In Cowboy” Corkins, ...

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