Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Eyeing June 11 Return To WSOP

Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson stated late in May that he was considering participating in the $10,000 events at the 2017 World Series of Poker, which is currently in action at Las Vegas.

Brunson did not participate in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 WSOP Tournaments.

One $10,000 event had been completed on Tuesday, and yet another continued. Brunson didn’t take part in either.

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Brunson stated earlier that he is now thinking about attending the $50,000 Players Championship, which is slated to begin on July 2 and will continue for five days. He’s also eyeing up the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship, scheduled to kick off June 11.

“That’s probably it,” Brunson added. “Play lasts too long into the night.”

“The Godfather of Poker” is presently in a three-way tie for second on the record bracelet list with Phil Ivey and Johnny Chan. Phil Hellmuth leads the way with 14 bracelets.

The $50,000 event in 2016 attracted 91 players, while the 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship featured 100 players. Both have small fields pertinent to other WSOP events. Brunson’s last bracelet came way back in 2005 when he claimed a $5,000 no-limit hold’em event for $367,800.

The 83-year-old had made a deep run in the 2013 WSOP main event, ending up 408th for $28,000. That was his last earning in a poker tournament. Although he’s still a cash game regular in Las Vegas.