In the story of the evolution of Poker, there have been historical upliftments of the game at every important juncture.  Here is How Doyle Brunson a.k.a ‘Texas Dolly’ is involved in the evolution of the ‘Game of Poker’.

It is easy to understand the nature of something or in this case someone, once we know their origins, where they come from. We are (with a lot of excitement) talking about The poker legend Doyle Brunson aka ‘Texas Dolly’

Doyle Brunson : Texas Dolly The Undisputed King of Poker

Doyle Brunson a.k.a ‘Texas Dolly’

A bit about the Past

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

He began to play poker and stuck around the game because it paid his bills. Very soon he realised that 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 expert’s Amarillo Slim and Sailor Roberts.

Doyle Brunson, Puggy Pearson and the boys otherwise fondly called as ‘texas rounders’, brought the game to Vegas with the help of their visionary entrepreneur friend Benny Binion.  That was the beginning of what poker is in the present.

Back when Poker was just a CD backyard game boy band took the credit of bringing it to the front lines with a big bang.


Brunson was twice the champion of the world series of poker, 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’.

Very interestingly, 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 consecutively in a row twice with a ten and a two in his hands b, 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 Pro’s game strategies such as Brunson himself.  

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

His vigour and will severely impact the world. He unimaginably fought cancer to its boot, when his doctors had lost all the hope. He mentions, he came back from cancer with a new outlook for the game and life in general.

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

It is believable that Brunson lived poker with his heart on his sleeve. Aye!