Doyle Brunson

Think like a pro

I always say: to win like a pro you must think like a pro, to think like a pro you must know what a pro thinks 🙂 … and what can you learn if the pro is also a legend? Let’s discover Doyle Brunson.

Here is an article published today on the hosted google news and written by Tim Dahlberg, a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at if you like.

Poker legend Doyle Brunson comes from another era

Doyle Brunson Being a poker legend in Las Vegas at this time of year means having your picture taken with a lot of different people. A lot of them have the same question for Doyle Brunson just before the click of the camera.

“People ask, `Did you ever have your picture taken in the old days?'” Brunson says. “I said, `Yeah I did, but they usually fingerprinted me afterward.'”

Nobody’s looking to put Brunson behind bars these days. Quite the opposite.

He’s poker royalty at a time when poker defies economic chaos and keeps booming. He’s also somewhat of a poker conglomerate, with his own poker web site, a couple of how-to books, and even a virtual casino.

He was a star before television ever discovered the game, winning back-to-back World Series of Poker titles in the 1970s. He’s also one of the last remaining links to the roots of Texas Hold ‘Em as the 40th WSOP gets underway just off the Vegas Strip.

Most of all, though, the 75-year-old who got his start hustling cards in towns across Texas, is still a player.

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