smoothgrh
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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
billryan
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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
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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.
From one of his booksÖ the reason why you wrap rubber bands around your bankroll was so you could throw your bankroll on the side of the road if you got held up by thieves. RIP
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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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