Doyle Brunson Cashes out in WSOP Main Event

Doyle Brunson is known as one of the best players in poker today and one of the living legends. Texas Dolly has earned numerous accolades and is the reason that many pros play poker. Brunson is a favorite among many and so it was very disappointing to hear that the pro would not be competing in the 2013 WSOP. Brunson took to his Twitter account to announce he could not withstand the long hours of game play.

However, apparently Brunson could not stay away and he registered to compete in the $50,000 Players Championship. As if that was not enough, Brunson also competed in the Main Event as well. The 79 year old ponied up the $10,000 buy-in to compete in the most popular event of the WSOP.

Brunson made it to Day 4 game play and came in with 626,000 chips. He had enough chips to put him in the top 30 of the day and this was with 666 players remaining. Brunson ended up losing 150,000 in chips rather quickly and then he stayed on long enough to outlast the bubble.

Brunson would eventually get down to his last 290,000 in chips when he would be eliminated. The blinds sat at 4,000/8,000 and a competitor wagered 16,000 and another competitor decided to call. Brunson would then raise 86,000. The original raiser would fold and the second player would go all in with Brunson calling.

Brunson showed K-10 off suit while his competitor showed pocket tens. The board fell: 7-3-2-9-A and Brunson was out, taking home $28,063 for his efforts. This is the first time the pro has cashed out in a WSOP main event since 2004. Certainly a great accomplishment and one to be proud of. Players are sure to remember what it felt like to compete against the legend at the poker felt.