Doyle F. Brunson is a famous American poker player. He was born August 10, 1933 in Longworth, Fisher County, Texas. As a child Doyle was interested in sports and was part of the All-State Texas basketball team as well as a track race runner. Doyle entered the 1950 Texas Interscholastic Track Meet and won the one-mile event with a time of 4:43. He attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.
Doyle later changed his focus from athletics to education due to a severe leg injury, and obtained a master's degree in administrative education. After graduating, he took a job as a business machines salesman. On his first day though, he was invited to play in a seven-card stud game and earned over a month's salary in under three hours. He soon left the company and became a professional pok
Why is he famous?
Doyle is famous for being the first player to earn $1 million in poker tournaments and has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets throughout his career. He is also one of only four players to have won consecutive main events at the World Series of Poker, in 1976 and 1977.
Other than his poker success, Doyle achieved great fame for his book, Super/System, which is labeled as one of the most authoritative books on poker. Originally self-published in 1978, Super/System was the book that transformed poker by giving ordinary players an insight into the way that professionals such as Brunson played and won.
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