Doyle Brunson Playing Worst Poker Of His Career At WSOP 2010June 21, 2010 6:14 am
According to his latest blog, up until now Doyle Brunson has entered five tournaments at this year’s WSOP and has yet to cash in at any of the events.
Despite having won 10 WSOP bracelets since 1976, including 2 Main Events, with 33 money finishes and earning $2,944,053 in the competition, WSOP 2010 has been going less well for the 76 year-old Texan legend and, as he states in his blog:
“I played the worst poker of my life yesterday in the Omaha 8 or Better. I had little interest in the event and played like a rank beginning. At least I got down to the final 30 players in 3 of the 5 tournaments.”
The first WSOP was held in 1970 with Doyle cashing in at his first WSOP event back in 1972, where he came 3rd in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship. In total, Doyle has now cashed in 16 out of 39 WSOP years he has entered the competition, and seems as determined as ever to continue his incredible record. As he explains:
“I may take a few days off and try to figure out my lack of enthusiasm. It’s hard enough to win when you are focused so I’ve gotta turn things around.”
Doyle may not have gotten into his stride at the World Series of Poker 2010 yet, but at least his posse seem to have been putting up a good show on behalf of “The Godfather Of Poker.”
The ‘Brunson 10,’ all talented young sponsored pros at Doyle’s poker room, consist of Zachary Clark, AmitMakhija, Dani Stern, Chris Moorman, Alex Kamberis and Steve Gross.
So far Amit ‘Amak316′ Makhija has performed the best of the group, coming in 5th at the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em for a $179,866 pay-day, while Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman has had a couple of cashes worth just over $15,000. However, Steve ‘gboro780′ Gross so far has only managed a 137th place finish at the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $3,490 but, striking an optimistic note, DoylesRoom.com spokesman Julius Maxwell stated recently:
“This is a great year for DoylesRoom.com pros. The Brunson 10, Doyle’s team of new legends, are doing really well in Vegas and the more established legends are continuing to perform outstandingly.”