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Doyle Brunson Eliminated From 2013 World Series Of Poker Main Event In 409th Place

Poker Legend Gets Standing Ovation From Entire Room

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In what could be his last main event ever, poker legend Doyle Brunson had quite a run.

Brunson entered Day 4 with about 700,000, but failed to get anything going through the first six hours or so of the day. He was down to his last 290,000 when his elimination hand occurred.

With blinds at 4,000-8,000, a player opened to 16,000 in early position. Another player called, and Brunson raised to 86,000. The action folded to the original raiser, who elected to fold as well. The player in the middle shoved, and Brunson called off his last 204,000.

Brunson tabled the KDiamond Suit 10Spade Suit, while his opponent exposed pocket tens. The board ran out 7-3-2-9-A, and Brunson was eliminated, earning $28,063.

The entire room, which contained about 400 entrants left in contention for the $8.3 million first-place prize, gave Brunson a standing ovation as he made his exit.

The 79-year-old said earlier this year he wasn’t going to play any WSOP events, but he wound up deciding to enter the $50,000 Players Championship and the main event.

Brunson turns 80 next month.

 
 
Tags: Brunson,   2013 WSOP
 
 

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TandG21
8 years ago

WTF was he thinking?

 
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x19
8 years ago

i agree.....and why a 6x reraise?.......and then why call off 25 or so more bb's with K-10 off suit?.....why why why?.....i dont get it.

 
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eaglestorm76
8 years ago

bad move......but seems like most people here think hes a great ATHLETE anyway!!!!! dumb!!!

 
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Kevin14
8 years ago

Terrible move, but he's 79 years old. If you say he was never good, then you either don't know poker history or you are in denial. He's probably sick about it. He was tired. I'm sure once he's rested he will not defend his play. Give him a break.

 
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Ronin555
8 years ago

Makes me cringe to read the way he played this hand. I'm not being critical, as I've made some bad decisions late in a tournament when I've been exhausted. Good to see that he can still make a deep run.

 
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Kathy7
8 years ago

At what point did you think that this would be his *last* tourney? He's in awesome shape and doing great -- there is absolutely no call for this type of speculation.

 
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