Doyle Brunson Signs Up For $50,000 Poker Players' ChampionshipPublished on June 30th, 2013 11:13 pm EST
Prior to the 2013 World Series of Poker getting underway, Doyle Brunson promised that he would not be appearing in many of this year's events.
Brunson's plan was to play the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship and possibly the 2-7 event, but in the end, the 10-time bracelet winner elected to just play the $50k tournament. Brunson's reasoning behind the reduced schedule? The cash games were too good to miss, and the hours in the World Series of Poker events were just too long.
Brunson is certainly making the most of his lone World Series of Poker tournament of the year. According to his Twitter feed, he currently has 28 bets (for a total of $800,000) booked for the $50k tournament. According to Doyle, the worst case scenario is a loss of $140k, while the best case scenario is an $800,000 win.
Given his reduced schedule, there is practically no chance that Brunson will catch Phil Hellmuth (13) on the all-time bracelet winner list. Brunson's last win came in 2005, while Hellmuth continues to pile up the victories.
According to Brunson, all he is concerned about is playing in the best games and getting home to his wife every night - the long hours of the World Series of Poker just aren't of interest to the poker legend anymore.
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