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When I Was A Donk: With Doyle Brunson

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Nov 07, 2018

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In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. After winning back-to-back World Series of Poker main event titles in 1976 and 1977, Doyle Brunson found himself on top of the poker world and seeking a new challenge. Noticing a void in the literary market for poker books, Brunson could think of no one more qualified than himself to fill it. “It was originally titled How I Made Over $1 Million Playing Poker,” recalled Brunson. “It sold quite a bit, but we had incurred a lot of expenses.” A lot of expenses, is an understatement. Unsatisfied with a proposed publishing deal, Brunson opted to take on the entire project himself. “The funny part of that is that they approached me. I think it was ...


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