According to a report by CBS Sports, the appeal of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has proven much more than expected; one of poker’s all-time greats recently decided to postpone his retirement after the release of the fall schedule of events for the 2021 WSOP. Doyle Brunson tweeted about his intentions to play “a few select tournaments this year.”
Going to the Rio to play in 2-7 lowball tournament. Probably the last one I’ll ever play.
— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) June 11, 2018
Reports state that Brunson was a fixture at the WSOP since 1970 and a main event winner in 1976 and 1977. His retirement meant that one of poker’s most notable personalities would be missing from the biggest event on the poker calendar. Since the 2020 event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brunson had only missed the 2019 edition of the WSOP. His most recent bracelet win was in the year 2005- A $5,000 no limit shorthanded Texas hold’em event.
87-year-old Brunson played the final tournament – A $10,000 no-limit 2-7 single draw championship in 2018 and took home $43,963 after finishing sixth in the tournament. He had announced his retirement from playing poker tournaments after the 2018 World Series of Poker. But Brunson just couldn’t leave without playing a few select tournaments at the 2021 WSOP. Reports state that the notable poker player and winner of 10 WSOP Bracelets is yet to confirm the tournaments he will be participating in.
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