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Despite Saying He Would Skip World Series Of Poker, Doyle Brunson Enters $50K 'Players Championship'

Poker Legend Decides To Make It Out To First Tournament Of Summer


Doyle Brunson, winner of 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, said back in May that he would sit out the summer tournament schedule due to the long hours required to grind tournaments. However, on Sunday, the 79-year-old decided he wanted to play at least one event.

Brunson bought into the $50,000 buy-in “Players Championship.” More than 130 players had entered when registration closed, building a huge prize pool.

In addition to the massive first-place prize money, Brunson had side bets on the tournament. He said on Twitter that if he wins he could net an additional $800,000. If he busts he will lose the $50,000 plus anywhere from $80,000 to $140,000 more

Brunson also Tweeted: “These young guys evidently think I can’t compete.”



almost 6 years ago

Doyle will be 80 years old next month. It will be a remarkable feat if he can go deep in the 50K. The kids in the poker world today don't realize what an advantage they have with full levels of androgens coursing thru their veins as these tournaments go late and long.