In a heartfelt gathering of poker enthusiasts, the Jubilee Theater at Horseshoe Las Vegas will host a special event on July 2 to celebrate the extraordinary life and lasting poker legacy of Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson. Organized by Brunson’s management company, Poker Royalty, LLC, in collaboration with the World Series of Poker (WSOP), The World Poker Tour (WPT), and PokerGO, this event promises to capture the Doyle’s poker career through the eyes of his closest friends and family.
Poker luminaries such as Jack Binion, Lyle Berman, Dewey Tomko, Billy Baxter, Eric Drache, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu, along with family members and Brunson’s closest friends, will share their treasured memories and reflections on his remarkable life and enduring poker legacy. Doyle Brunson, who passed away in May at the age of 89, left an indelible mark on the poker world.
As one of the pioneers of the game, Brunson made a profound impact both on the high-stakes cash games scene and in tournaments throughout his illustrious career. He became a legendary figure, popularizing poker from its early days and helping it gain global recognition.
Brunson’s accomplishments in the poker realm are nothing short of extraordinary. He was the first player to make it past $1 million in tournament winnings and holds a prominent position in the all-time WSOP leaderboard, boasting an impressive 10 bracelets, which he shares with Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey. Only Phil Hellmuth, with 16 bracelets, surpasses this remarkable feat. Moreover, Brunson is one of only four players to have won the WSOP Main Event multiple times.
Brunson is among the select few who have secured WSOP bracelets in four consecutive years and one of the six players who have triumphed in both the WSOP Main Event and a WPT title. Recognizing his immense contribution to the game, Bluff magazine bestowed upon him the title of the most influential force in the poker world in 2006.
The Godfather of Poker revolutionized poker education through his highly regarded books, “Super/System,” “Super/System II,” and “The Godfather of Poker.” These resources have given aspiring poker players with essential knowledge, contributing to the growth and development of the game and the poker community.
The organizers of this tribute event to honor Doyle’s life and poker legacy extend an open invitation to all who wish to attend. The event will be free of charge and open to the public. The Jubilee Theater will open its doors half an hour before noon, and seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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