‘Father of Poker’ Doyle Brunson Dies at 89

'Father of poker' Doyle Brunson dies at 89

Legend Doyle Brunson, directly responsible for popularizing poker, has died at the age of 89.

A four-time WSOP champion, he played professionally for six decades, always competing against the best players in the world at the most expensive tables in the world.

Along with “Sailor” Roberts and “Amarillo Slim,” Brunson brought poker from the basements of Texas to Las Vegas, where it became notorious and unexpected.

The former basketball player also helped found the World Series of Poker and helped his friend Jack Binnion organize the biggest tournament on Earth.

At the WSOP, Brunson defeated the 1976 and 1977 world champions, proving he can take advantage of multi-table tournaments, too.

Brunson also won Super/System. This book made history and is arguably the best game book ever written.

Because of his lifelong dedication to poker, Brunson was elected President and inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1988.

'Father of poker' Doyle Brunson dies at 89

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