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Throwback Win: Doyle Brunson Earns His Tenth World Series of Poker Bracelet

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Nov 07, 2018


Back in the summer of 2005, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Hellmuth entered the World Series of Poker tied with nine bracelets each. About halfway through the series, Brunson was able to celebrate his son Todd’s first bracelet win, only to have it soured somewhat just one day later when Chan became the first player to bracelet no. 10. Undeterred, the then 72-year-old Brunson entered the $5,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event, and set his sights on tying Chan’s record. The tournament attracted a strong field of 301 players, 48 of which made the money. Notables who cashed included players such as David “The Dragon Pham, Lee Watkinson, Patrik Antonius, Daniel Alaei, Chip Reese, Allen Cunningham, Andy Black, John Duthie, John Juanda, John Hennigan, Brad Booth, Chris Ferguson, and Men “The Master” Nguyen. The final table also proved to be a tough one for 2005, featuring bracelet winners Jason Lester ...

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