Brunson Plans on Quitting Poker Altogether

Published on June 11th, 2018 7:15 pm EST

The trademark cane of the Poker King in gold.Doyle Brunson, who has played the game of poker for over 60 years and is one of the all-time greats, announced earlier today that he would be retiring from the game of poker at the end of the World Series of Poker.

According to (link below), Brunson's final World Series of Poker event will be the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw, which is currently in its second day of play.

According to Brunson, the reason for his retirement is his ailing wife, who Brunson says is "not in very good health". Brunson says that he feels guilty every time that he leaves his wife to go play poker, so he has decided to permanently step away from the poker table to stay with his wife "for the duration of either her life or mine".

Brunson said that he will be giving up cash games as well, in addition to tournaments at the World Series of Poker.


What can be said about Doyle Brunson? He is an absolute legend of the game and will be sorely missed.

Brunson is currently tied with Johnny Chan on the all-time World Series of Poker bracelet list with a total of 10 bracelets. This includes two main event titles, which is a feat that will almost certainly never be repeated in the modern era.

Brunson, who was born in 1933, was quite the athlete before picking up the game of poker. In fact, Brunson was reportedly drawing interest from the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBA before a knee injury ended his hopes of becoming a professional athlete.

Brunson was from a different era - there was no multi-tabling, no online tournaments, and no coaching sites when Doyle got his start. Instead, Brunson honed his craft by travelling from city to city and sitting down in illegal poker games.

Eventually Brunson landed in Las Vegas and made a name for himself by playing in the World Series of Poker. Brunson would become poker royalty after winning the WSOP main event in both 1976 and 1977.


Brunson is well-liked and greatly respected in the poker world and will be sorely missed.

Source: - Doyle Brunson Announces Retirement From Poker


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