Doyle Brunson dead - Texas Dolly RIP

Texas Dolly dead death died RIP - Doyle Brunson and his famous 10 2 hand
Doyle Brunson dead - Texas Dolly RIP

It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of the great grand-pappy of poker himself - Doyle ‘Texas Dolly’ Brunson, who died peacefully at Las Vegas home in the early hours of this morning.

Doyle Brunson died but not by sexual acts with Liv Boeree

I wish I could tell you that the great man died whilst removing Liv Boeree’s G-string with his teeth, but unfortunately, like most senior citizens, he died of shock a few hours after falling and breaking his hip whilst getting out of the bath.

Known the world over simply as ‘Texas Dolly’, Doyle was quite literally the man that wrote the book on poker. Largely irrelevant these days following the release of Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book of Poker, back in the day Doyle Brunson’s Super System was regarded as THE poker players bible, still gracing almost every poker aficionado’s bookshelf the world over to this day, albeit gathering dust. News of the great man’s death will surely have a profound effect on the poker community. I myself was saddened to learn of Doyle’s passing just a few hours ago, kind of like that feeling you get when you hear a neighbour’s dog has died.

After emerging unscathed from the 5 card stud cheating scandals of the 60’s and 70’s, Doyle will be forever etched into the poker history books for a career that has spanned 60 years, and includes back-to-back WSOP Main Event wins in 1977/78, 10 WSOP Bracelets in all, cash game winnings in the tens of millions of dollars, the groundbreaking Super Systems I & II, and for being a cantankerous old cunt on and off the tables.

Todd Brunson sad at death of Texas Dolly
Todd Brunson sad at death of Texas Dolly

Doyle had hoped to pass on the mantle of the ‘gentleman of poker’ to his son Todd, who followed his father’s footsteps by choosing a career in poker, but alas, it wasn’t to be.

Doyle’s body will be preserved and go on show in a glass case outside Bobby’s Room, as a poker players tourist attraction, bearing that inimitable denture-smile we will all remember him for.

Rest In Peace Doyle

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