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It Appears Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Has Played His Last WSOP Main Event

Poker Legend Says 'Hours Are Just Too Damn Long'


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It appears 10-time bracelet winner Doyle Brunson is done playing in poker’s most prestigious tournament—an event he won in 1976 and 1977.

The 80-year-old poker legend Tweeted yesterday that he won’t be playing the 2014 World Series of Poker main event due to his age. Last year, Doyle made a deep run, finishing 408th, and there was speculation that it could be his last main event. He originally said that he was going to skip the entire 2013 WSOP. The tournament is known for its grueling nature, demanding players to grind for 12 hours a day for longer than a week straight in order to make the final table.

After a long day of action last year, Brunson said that he felt “like a truck ran over me.”

Brunson did play in the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship earlier this summer, an event that drew around 100 players, instead of the 6,000+ in the main event.

For more coverage of the 2014 Series, visit our WSOP landing page.

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