Facts About Doyle Brunson, the Godfather of Poker

The casino world has a big and deep history through time.

It dates back all the way to Ancient Greece and Egypt, and that’s how you know it’s worth it.

There have been all sorts of cheaters and pro players, but the legends never die.

Nor thy are ever forgotten.

I’m sure that you have heard of Doyle Brunson.

He is the ultimate poker pro and no one is better than him.

Here are some facts that make him who he is, a true legend!

He Has Been a Poker Star for 50 Years

Yep, that’s right folks.

Doyle Brunson is not called a ‘living true legend’ for nothing.

He has been around the poker world professionally for more than 50 years.

That’s right.

He is one of the rare poker players who retired from poker not because they had other plans, but because their age just wasn’t suitable for poker.

doyle brunson (the one on the right)
Doyle Brunson (right)

But, even though Doyle Brunson is 86 years old, he can still kick some good poker rounds.

But as he himself says, his eyesight and reflexes are slower than usual. ‘I guess I’m just getting old’ this what he said. 

How Much Is His Net Worth, Even Though He’s Retired?

This is a very good question.

But the answer is just as good.

Doyle Brunson’s net worth is approximately $75 million dollars.

Now, that’s a  lot of money for a poker player.

And mind this, Doyle Brunson is retired.

That’s how good he is at poker.

That’s why he is called the godfather of poker.

Fair enough, don’t you think?

He Retired in 2018

All good things must come to an end, even Doyle Brunson’s career.

No matter how good he was, Doyle Brunson retired on June 11, 2018.

And believe me, it wasn’t peaches and cream to part ways with such a big piece of his life.

Poker made him what he was.

When he played for the last time on that day, he played with $10.000 and got out as the 6th place with more than $43K. 

doyle brunson

He Has Won 10 WSOP Bracelets

Doyle Brunson is in the top players all of the time, and that’s not for nothing.

Because the WSOP is the most important event in the history of poker, it’s normal that you’re a bigger legend as you gain more and more bracelets.

Well, you can imagine what a legend Doyle is with a whopping 10 bracelets.

It means that he won this tournament 10 times.

In the first place.

Let that sink in for a while.

there is no wonder why he is called the godfather.

I mean, just look at his achievements.

He deserves every poker award for devoting his whole life to this casino game, don’t you think?