Doyle Brunson Honoured With EPL Lifetime Player Card

Doyle Brunson Honoured With EPL Lifetime Player CardPoker legend Doyle Brunson, 78, has just been honoured with a ‘lifetime player card’ by the Epic Poker League.
The Epic Poker League (EPL) started this year and is aiming to become the poker equivalent to the PGA Tour. All EPL events take place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and certain criteria have been set to determine who qualifies for a membership card in the League.
Doyle Brunson had already qualified for a two-year player card under league eligibility rules. However, future criteria have been wavered for the player nicknamed ‘The Godfather Of Poker,’ who now will automatically qualify to enter any of the $20,000 buy-in events.
Doyle Brunson’s accomplishments over the years include $6,103,712 in live tournament earnings dating back to 1972, which would be significantly higher if adjusted for inflation. In addition, he has 10 WSOP bracelets to his credit, has earned millions from cash games and was author of probably the most influential book on poker ever written, “Super System.” 
As EPL Commissioner Annie Duke explains:
“He just has this secret sauce of every accomplishment you can imagine, big generosity to the poker community, incredible longevity, amazing ambassadorship. And then on top of that he’s just an easy guy to really like.”
Up until now, Brunson has not taken part in the EPL’s first two main events, with the third event due to get underway on Wednesday. Despite appreciating the honour of a ‘lifetime player card’, Brunson said he was still unlikely to play a greater number of tournaments in the future. As Doyle explains:
“As I’m getting older, these tournaments are getting too hard to come through. It’s probably not worth it to me anymore to really go on the tournament grind, so I don’t plan on playing a whole lot of tournaments the rest of my life. I much prefer to play cash games.”

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