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DOYLISM OF THE DAY: "Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it's called...

by Doyle Brunson |  Published: Feb 03, '08


DOYLISM OF THE DAY: "Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it's called the present."

I don't like writing about unpleasant stuff but in the last month or so lots of bad things have been coming my way. I've always heard that deaths come 3 at a time and while I don't believe in that mumbo-jumbo stuff, I am amazed how often it seems to be true. After Chip Reese died, it was two weeks and then I heard that one of my college teammates, Garland Proffit, had passed. We called him the "gentle giant" because he was 6′11″ tall and a very passive man. Then, this morning, I got a call from Texas that my high school girlfriend had died. I hope that ends the death calls for a while. The older we get I guess the more of them we will get.

We finally had a game at Bobby's Room at the Bellagio. Guy Laliberte, the owner of "Cirque du Soleil", and listed by Forbes as the 562nd richest man in the world, came to town from Canada and sparked the local pros because Guy is an action person. Not only that he makes almost two million dollars each and every day from his shows, he can play as high as anyone wants and it doesn't matter to him.

I saw his automobile when I parked on the valet. It was a Bugatti, or something like that. The engine was open in the back of the car; it looked like an airplane engine. This car is supposedly the fastest car in the world and there are only like 50 of them. When I got inside, I asked Guy how much did that thing cost. He told me $1,400,000! I asked him what happens if something goes wrong with the car. I know it has to be a big problem getting it serviced. He replied, "Oh, I bought two of them so I would have a back up". LOL.

I was embarrassed to drive my 2 year old Lincoln Town Car up beside his car. I wonder what it would be like to have that much money.

The game was great but I still don't feel up to par, so I took my own advice "If you aren't at your best, you shouldn't play." I quit $60k loser, but had mixed feelings about my decision to quit. Games like this one don't come along everyday. The pots were huge and everyone was really gambling, but you gotta do what you think is best. If you don't, you will never survive in high stakes poker.

If you've been watching any NBA, you can see how great a player my next door neighbor is. LeBron James is going to be the greatest player of all time. He is absolutely amazing. I get all the NBA games on DSS and I watch him every night. He is only 22 years old and is a complete player with all the skills. Also, seems to be a nice kid with his head on straight.-DB

Doyle "Tex Dolly" Brunson is a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, best-selling author, and is known worldwide as the father of modern poker. His list of poker accomplishments and awards are endless.

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