Who Doesn't Know Doyle Brunson?

Is there a poker fan who has not heard of Doyle Brunson? If yes, well, it seems that you haven't really been involved with the poker world because Doyle Brunson is one of the most famous professional poker players in the world. Having played professional poker for more than fifty years, Doyle Brunson has indeed brought so many contributions to the industry since his early days as a professional poker player.

Doyle Brunson was born in Longworth, Fisher County, Texas on August 10, 1933. Prior to his engagement in the world of poker, he was a man who wanted to have a career in basketball. He would run long distances outside his hometown to keep him in shape as a member of the All-State Texas basketball team. His running exercises also prompted him to join the 1950 Texas Interscholastic Track Meet, which he finished victoriously. The Minneapolis Lakers basketball team also wanted Doyle Brunson to become its member but he suffered from a knee injury that prevented him from joining. He left his dream of becoming a basketball player temporarily by taking a summer job, which only aggravated his knee injury. Such incident forced him to stop dreaming that he would become a professional basketball player in the future.

To take his mind out of basketball, Doyle Brunson decided to take up a master's degree in administration education. Being knowledgeable of the game of poker even during the days when he was still seriously playing basketball, he decided to play poker to pay for his education. Soon after graduation, he became a business machines salesman. But his first day did not turn out to favor his career as a salesman. He was invited to play a seven-card stud game of poker wherein his winnings totaled more than his one month's salary. Such incident made Doyle Brunson realize that he wanted to become a professional poker player. And it was the start of everything else.

Doyle Brunson experienced traveling to different parts of the United States and playing illegal poker before becoming a full-fledged professional poker player. He has so many contributions to the poker world and they include his ten World Series of Poker bracelets. Such bracelets were won from 1976 to 2005. The events of the World Series of Poker where this professional poker player won bracelets included the US$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship event, the US$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw event, the US$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship event, the US$1,000 Seven-Card Stud Split event, the US$5,000 Seven Card Stud event, the US$600 Mixed Doubles event, the US$2,500 No Limit Hold'em event, the US$1,500 Seven-Card Razz event, the US$2,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, and the US$5,000 No Limit Shorthanded Texas Hold'em event.

Aside from being a very successful professional poker player, Doyle Brunson has also become a very successful author of poker books. He has written several poker books including, but not limited to, "Doyle Brunson's Super System: A Course in Power Poker," "Doyle Brunson's Super System II," and "According to Doyle."

With all these achievements, we don't see any reason why there would be poker fanatics who do not know who Doyle Brunson is.