In the world of poker, the game that took over America and become the third most watched sport on television, the first has always been and continues to be, the legendary Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson.
Brunson, now 72, is the Babe Ruth, the Michael Jordan, and the Arnold Palmer of poker. He virtually invented the phenomenon that is Texas Hold'em. He paved the way for a sport once viewed to be played by only roughnecks and criminals, but is now played by today's world leaders and top executives.
He was the star of the infamous band of traveling poker sharks, the Texas Rounders. He was the first of the high stakes hotel poker players in Las Vegas introducing his "power poker" to the world. He has won an unprecedented and record ten World Series of Poker events, including the two back-to-back world championships. In addition, he is a best-selling author and in the world of professional poker, he is king. Mike Caro.
Mike Caro, also known as "The Mad Genius of Poker," is legendary as the world's foremost authority on poker strategy, psychology, and statistics. In his books, videos, columns, and standing-room-only seminars he presents proven, scientific advice based on his own research in an easy-to-understand and animated way.
Beyond that he is a general gambling authority of impeccable reputation, an industry spokesperson, a top-level consultant, and the man who uses his own brain trust to publicly announce what's going to happen next in current events and politics.
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Brunson on the web
Doyle Brunson Official Website
Find a bio, photos, multimedia clips, guides and strategy and much more on Doyle Brunson at his official website.
Doyle Brunson’s Wikipedia Page
Check out stats and a bio on Doyle Brunson at his Wikipedia page.
World Poker Tour Player Profile: Doyle Brunson
Check out Doyle Brunson’s player bio and stats at the official site for the World Poker Tour.
About.com’s player profile on Doyle Brunson provides information about his poker stats, his book and also provides trivia.PokerListings.com Player Profile: Doyle Brunson
Find tournament information and a player bio of Doyle Brunson at PokerListings.com.
Play poker at Doyle Brunson’s official player’s site.
Latest on Brunson
At the 2007 World Series of Poker, Brunson took home a sixth place finish in the Omaha Pot-Limit World Championship. Also at the 2007 WSOP, he finished 22nd in the H.O.R.S.E. tournament as well as the 21st in the No-Limit Hold’em tournament.
Poker Pages Interview
Professional Poker Profile.com chats with Doyle Brunson about what life was like growing up in Texas and what it was like being drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers.
All In Magazine Interview
All In Magazine sits down with Doyle Brunson to talk about what he remembers about his parents, when he decided to go pro and much more.
“Poker Superstars Interviews Doyle Brunson”
Check out this video interview of Poker Superstars with Doyle Brunson at YouTube.com.
On when he decided to go pro:
“After I had the cancer operation where I wasn’t expected to live. When I came out of the hospital, I decided I was going to play poker, do what I wanted to do the rest of my life. That’s when I made the turning point to be a professional player. I was 28. I had just got married. I was considering going back into “the real world” and getting “the real job.” After that (surviving cancer) happened, I just decided that life’s too short. I was going to do what I wanted to do.”
On if he’s every worked a “regular” job in his life:
“One time. I went to work for the only 'regular' job I ever had, right after I graduated from college. I went to work as a salesman for the Burroughs Corporation. I sold bookkeeping equipment. That job lasted only a couple of weeks. When I saw my first paycheck, I figured I just wasn't cut out for that. I saw that I could make more money in one pot than what was in that entire paycheck selling a week of office supplies. All those small poker games in Texas -- that became my territory.”
On how many times he’s been robbed in his life:
“So many times I can't even remember the number. Once, we were playing one of those outlaw games on Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth. All of the sudden, the door was busted down and a guy stormed in with a gun and shot a guy sitting right next to me at the table. I remember the guy's head falling off and splattering against the wall! We all saw that and ran out the door. Then, there was another time when a guy came up to me with a baseball bat and demanded my money.”