Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Passes Away, Age 89

Poker legend Doyle Brunson has passed away at age 89.

The poker world has suffered a huge loss, as a legendary player and pioneer Doyle Brunson has passed away. He was 89 years old.

A Sad Day for Poker Players

It was yesterday that news of his passing was made public. His family issued a statement:

“It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our father, Doyle Brunson,” the statement read. “He was a beloved Christian man, husband, father and grandfather. We’ll have more to say over the coming days as we honor his legacy. Please keep Doyle and our family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.”

Yesterday, a moment of silence was held during the Triton Poker series to honor Brunson’s life.

Poker Pros Respond to Brunson’s Passing

Poker players around the world have taken to Twitter to express their sadness at the news and share fond memories of Brunson.

A Life of Achievements in the Poker World

Brunson got his start playing poker as a young adult, taking part in underground games in Fort Worth, Texas. He began travelling cross-state but eventually settled in Las Vegas in the 1970s. During this time, he became a regular in the World Series of Poker, winning 10 bracelets over four decades.

With an impressive talent, Brunson began publishing books on poker strategy. “How I Made Over $1,000,000 Playing Poker,” “Super System: A Course in Power Poker” and “Super System 2” continue to be some of the best-selling books on the topic.

Brunson had stayed relatively active in the live poker market, even in his 80s. In 2021, he placed 5th in the NLHE Master of Ceremonies Invitational.

His influence on the poker world will be felt by generations of future poker players.

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