WSOP Legend Doyle Brunson – ‘Texas Dolly’

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This week, we profile Doyle Brunson, two-time world champion and 10-time WSOP bracelet winner. He is a member of the poker Hall of Fame and the author of Poker’s Bible Super System (1 and 2). He won both his world championships with the starting hand 10, deuce, which has forever become known as ‘The Brunson.’

Super System, poker's Bible

Super System, poker’s Bible

What was the original name of the book Super System? Answer HERE

The sections of the book dedicated to strategy were divided as follows:

  • Draw poker written by Mike Caro. Among other things, Caro writes in detail about poker tells, how to gain information about an opponent’s hand based on how they act. He is regarded as an expert on poker psychology and behavior and would later go on to write his own seminal book on tells. He is also known as the ‘Mad Genius of Poker.’
  • Seven-card stud written by Chip Reese.
  • Lowball written by Joey Hawthorne and Doyle Brunson.
  • Seven-card stud high-low split (with no qualifier for low) by David Sklansky.
  • Limit Texas Hold’em by Bobby Baldwin.
  • No-limit Texas hold ’em by Doyle Brunson.

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Odds & Ends
“I love gambling and that’s another bad financial decision I’ve made; to play cards for money.”
– Macy Gray, Singer

Omaha Hi Low
Remember the 3 Bandits; If you’re holding a 7, 8 or 9, keep in mind they create lower hand expectations. Think fold!
And, who invented Omaha? Answer HERE

Strip Poker Anyone?
Strip poker is a party game, a variation of traditional poker, where players remove clothing when they lose. Any form of poker can be adapted to the strip form, but it is usually played with simple variants like 5-Card Draw or Texas Hold’em. Played by mixed groups in social situations to generate an atmosphere of fun, strip poker can heighten the sexual atmosphere. Like other adult party games, activities besides removing clothing and playing cards might be involved, like Truth or Dare.

It’s been suggested that strip poker originated in New Orleans in the 19th century, around the same time as original poker. It was played in brothels. The term ‘Strip Poker’ has only been confirmed since 1916. What began as a pranl among boys, the current co-ed version was called”mixed strip poker” in England to differentiate it from the all-male, non-sexual variety.

Did you know?  
After winning his bracelet in 2010, Canadian Pascal LeFrancois posed for the winner’s photo topless. It was the result of a dare from friends and he kept his word and removed his shirt for the bracelet photo, what had to be a WSOP first!
A Woman’s Game?
In 1941, the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, CT held a night like no other; they indulged in traditionally male pastimes like cigar smoking, poker playing, and wrestling. The night confused the majority of Milford’s male population but made quite a splash none-the-less.


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