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Updated: April 25, 2024

This is how Texas Dolly evolved the game of Poker

Doyle Brunson

It is easy to understand the nature of something or in this case ‘someone, once we know their origins, where they are coming from…

We are talking about The poker legend Doyle Brunson.

He fancied the game of basketball too much to want to become a professional and believe me, you, he was ‘good’. But his injured knee rained on that dream.

He began to play poker and stuck around because it paid his bills. Very soon he realizes he was vacuuming every chip on every poker table he sat on.

Brunson began to play on Exchange Street in Fort Worth with companion Dwayne Hamilton. In the long run, they started going around Texas,

Oklahoma, and Louisiana playing in bigger games and meeting individual experts Amarillo Slim and Sailor Roberts.

Doyle Brunson, Puggy Pearson, and the boys otherwise fancied as texas rounders brought the game to Vegas with the help of their visionary entrepreneur and that was the inception of the awaited cult that lives to sport the game of Poker.

Poker was just a CD backyard game. The boy band is credited for bringing it to the front lines with a bang.


Brunson was twice the champion of the world series of poker, and a Poker hall of fame inductee. He won 10 WSOP bracelets. It’s not over yet.

He was one of the four players who won the WSOP consecutively four times.

He was one of the six players who won both the World Series of poker and the world tour of poker title.

Two Texas hold’em hands are named after Doyel. The ten-deuce holds his name because he won the No-Limit Hold ‘Em event at the World Series of Poker two years in a row with a ten and a two, in both cases completing a full house. (Creepy eh?)

Doyle wrote a few very famous books on poker. Which influenced the ordinary player’s perspective towards the game and the game strategies in the way professionals, such as Brunson played and won.

He openly discussed his strategies on controlling emotion, watching competitors play; reasoning outplays, and other similar tips that benefit all forms of poker play. Super System is considered a poker classic.

It is his vigor and will that strike and impacts the world the most. He unimaginably fought cancer to its boot, when his doctors had lost all the hope. He says he came back from cancer with a new outlook on the game and life in general.

It was after this event, that Doyle when on to collect those jewels for his crown.

It can be said that Brunson lived poker with his heart on his sleeve. Aye!

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