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May 14th, 2023 at 7:42:11 PM permalink
Poker legend Doyle Brunson dies at 89:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/poker/poker-legend-doyle-brunson-dies-at-89-2777279/
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May 14th, 2023 at 8:05:14 PM permalink
Would have liked to have met him. Seemed like a genuinely decent man.
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May 15th, 2023 at 6:13:05 AM permalink
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Would have liked to have met him. Seemed like a genuinely decent man.
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I never met him but many friends knew him well. They all said he was a genuine gentleman.
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May 15th, 2023 at 7:12:51 AM permalink
Rest In Peace, TexDolly.
I have not watched poker in years but I managed to catch Brunson on a show just a week or so ago. I'm not sure how recent it was, but it was a pleasure to see him in action.
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May 15th, 2023 at 7:40:55 AM permalink
Sad to hear this day has come. I assumed after he quit playing that he'd likely be with us for less than a decade, and I enjoyed hearing from him over his Twitter account.

I always think of him when I get dealt 10-2 — amazing coincidence that he won two championships with that hand!
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May 15th, 2023 at 11:50:56 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

Sad to hear this day has come. I assumed after he quit playing that he'd likely be with us for less than a decade, and I enjoyed hearing from him over his Twitter account.

I always think of him when I get dealt 10-2 — amazing coincidence that he won two championships with that hand!
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You gave him a decade?
I gave him 2 yrs after he quit playing what he loved: tournaments.
Glad i was wrong.

He said he's lost way more $ with 10-2 than he won over his life.
I believe that.
You get lucky with a -EV hand and then you get lucky AGAIN makes you think it's now almost as powerful as AA.
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May 15th, 2023 at 1:10:03 PM permalink
R.I.P. Doyle Brunson

Colorful, congenial, interesting, great speaking voice for voice-overs in poker shows. Seen a lot of history and changes in poker during his life. Grand old man of poker.
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May 15th, 2023 at 1:27:05 PM permalink
Rest In Peace, My Friend.
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May 15th, 2023 at 2:22:58 PM permalink
I met him once and had a brief conversation.

I was playing 1/2 at Bellagio, with my back to the main aisle. I saw him coming up the aisle on his scooter and turned to say hi. When I turned back, I was dealt 10-2, so I played it a bit more aggressively than I should have, and won a nice little pot! :)

When I was done, I went into the private poker room. (It's not really private. Legally, they have to be public and let anyone in.) They were playing 300/600. I waited till the hand was over, and mentioned that I just won a pot at the 1/2 table playing 10-2. He then said that it sounds like I'm ready to sit at this table. I laughed and replied that a couple big blinds is more than my budget for my entire trip. He then said to keep at it, keep reading his books, and someday I'll be able to take a seat at that game. I thanked him, then thanked all the players for the brief interruption, and left.

A very sweet, congenial man.

I didn't get an autograph, but I don't regret it either.
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May 15th, 2023 at 3:47:28 PM permalink
He wrote a book many years ago with a bunch of stories about being on the road and playing poker. One chapter as I recall was titled "Let the damn dog die" and cracked me up. Seems Doyle and his friends would play in the basement at some guy's house and they noticed that when he would get ahead for the night he would "accidently" bang a pipe and his wife knew that was the signal to come up with some excuse to shut down the game, ensuring the host was a winner.

So one night the guy wins a big pot which puts him ahead and he bangs the pipe. Before his wife comes down to the basement he gets involved in a huge pot and loses. His wife comes down saying "our dog is sick, we need to get him to the vet right away!" and the guy is now tilted and shout to her "LET THE DAMN DOG DIE"
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May 15th, 2023 at 10:03:38 PM permalink
Here's a more colorful obit (the first part is click-baity, but the latter part of the article has some good anecdotes): https://nypost.com/2023/05/15/poker-player-doyle-brunson-spent-part-of-his-75m-fortune-looking-for-noahs-ark
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May 16th, 2023 at 1:40:03 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

Here's a more colorful obit (the first part is click-baity, but the latter part of the article has some good anecdotes): https://nypost.com/2023/05/15/poker-player-doyle-brunson-spent-part-of-his-75m-fortune-looking-for-noahs-ark
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He had a piece of Noah's Ark, and he lost it?
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May 16th, 2023 at 10:17:14 AM permalink
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He said he's lost way more $ with 10-2 than he won over his life.
I believe that.
You get lucky with a -EV hand and then you get lucky AGAIN makes you think it's now almost as powerful as AA.
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I wonder how much money he's won off of people playing 10-2 *against* him.
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May 16th, 2023 at 12:09:13 PM permalink
About the only thing I know about Brunson is when I've played online poker once this clown called a huge pre-flop raise by me with something like 3 6 off versus my AA and actually beat me, and when I called him out for it, he said that he was playing like Doyle Brunson.

Quote: 100xOdds

He said he's lost way more $ with 10-2 than he won over his life.
I believe that.
You get lucky with a -EV hand and then you get lucky AGAIN makes you think it's now almost as powerful as AA.
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That's exactly right. Over time calling big pre-flop raises with crapola or even playing them period will lose more than gain.

But you see that sort of thing more in online poker than face to face. Online the public shaming for playing crappy cards isn't nearly as tangible.
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May 16th, 2023 at 12:17:00 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

About the only thing I know about Brunson is when I've played online poker once this clown called a huge pre-flop raise by me with something like 3 6 off versus my AA and actually beat me, and when I called him out for it, he said that he was playing like Doyle Brunson.



You should know better, never call someone out for playing poorly. Always tell them it was a good play and hopefully they will continue to do it.
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May 16th, 2023 at 12:30:17 PM permalink
You're right. And in general I just take note and say nothing.

I never ran into the guy again, as far as I know. I just couldn't resist I was particularly annoyed for some reason that particular hand.
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May 16th, 2023 at 3:36:52 PM permalink
Rest in peace. He seemed to have a great life, and an interesting life. He lived from the era where gambling was relegated to NV and illegal establishments, to the spreading of legality, to mainstream acceptance of poker as a spectator sport (in large parts thanks to him), to online poker. He saw all major evolutions of poker firsthand.

I don't know much about his personal life, but if he has a family, I wish them well.
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May 16th, 2023 at 4:49:24 PM permalink
I met him at the Rio around 2003ish he was very nice and down to earth.
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May 16th, 2023 at 6:05:33 PM permalink
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I don't know much about his personal life, but if he has a family, I wish them well.



I know he has a wife and son. he may also have a grandchild but I don't remember for sure.
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May 18th, 2023 at 11:51:57 AM permalink
Smart guy, one of the few original professional poker players that had a college degree. He treated poker like it was a business he kept records and paid all his taxes.
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May 22nd, 2023 at 3:13:39 AM permalink
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He said he's lost way more $ with 10-2 than he won over his life.
I believe that.
You get lucky with a -EV hand and then you get lucky AGAIN makes you think it's now almost as powerful as AA.
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I wonder how much money he's won off of people playing 10-2 *against* him.
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IIRC he actually won both of his WSOP bracelets holding 10-2.
some people need to reimagine their thinking
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May 24th, 2023 at 11:34:25 PM permalink
Quote: Suited89

Quote: Deucekies

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He said he's lost way more $ with 10-2 than he won over his life.
I believe that.
You get lucky with a -EV hand and then you get lucky AGAIN makes you think it's now almost as powerful as AA.
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I wonder how much money he's won off of people playing 10-2 *against* him.
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IIRC he actually won both of his WSOP bracelets holding 10-2.
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That's correct. That's to say, his two Main Event bracelets. He has no less than ten WSOP bracelets.
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December 21st, 2023 at 3:13:27 PM permalink
yes, one was suited iirc. Over at Governor of Poker 3 ppl were going all in 10-2 in his honor and legend.
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