I don’t know about you, but I love watching Doyle Brunson. I love watching him beat up younger players, laying down the old school smack down on up and comers left and right. Chris Moneymaker revolutionized poker, and the poker industry is flooded with internet players all over the world. Viktor Blom, Tom Dwan, and Gus Hansen, just to name a few famous internet pros, are par for the course.
But when it comes to satisfying moments in poker, it feels good to see the old school make a come back. Doyle Brunson was born in 1933. To put that in perspective, Tom Dwan wasn’t born until 53 years later. He’s won ten WSOP bracelets (only one behind Phil Hellmuth’s eleven), was the first player ever to earn $1 million, and is one of only four players to have won the WSOP Main Event multiple times.
Playing for more than 50 years, the Godfather of Poker is still going strong. And when it comes to the new school, well, Brunson still has a thing or two to say about that. Below, here are five moments of Brunson crushing his opposition:
Daniel Negreanu is an amazing player: watch him get trapped by Brunson:
Brunson absolutely runs over Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth might have more bracelets, but Brunson has more stones:
Tom Dwan, internet sensation, 24 year-old millionaire…gets owned by Brunson:
Doyle shakes down Guy Laliberte:
Bluff me once…