Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential poker players of all time, has passed away.

Brunson’s family released a statement on Sunday night announcing his passing. Brunson was 89.

The statement from the Brunson family was shared on Twitter by Las Vegas Agency’s Brian Balsbaugh.

“‘It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our father, Doyle Brunson. He was a beloved Christian man, husband, father and grandfather. We’ll have more to say over the coming days as we honor his legacy. Please keep Doyle and our family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.’ Sincerely, the Brunson Family.”

Several in the poker world sent their condolences to Brunson’s family and expressed their admiration for the legendary poker player.

Brunson was a 10-time World Series of Poker Bracelet winner, with his wins spanning from 1976-2005. That includes back-to-back wins at the No Limit Hold’em World Championship, fka, the Main Event, in 1976 and 1977. In both years, his final hand was a 10-2. That starting hand has subsequently been named after him. Brunson is one of only four men to win the Main Event more than once.

Brunson was also an author, penning the poker strategy book, Super/System, which was published in 1978. An updated version, Super/System 2, came out in 2014.

[Brian Balsbaugh, Photo Credit: PokerStars on YouTube]

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