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Poker players unite in Vegas to pay homage to Doyle Brunson

The poker world lost one of its best when Brunson passed away in May

Legendary poker icon Doyle Brunson was recently honored at a prestigious gathering of the poker community, which took place at the Jubilee Horseshoe Theater in Las Vegas. The highly anticipated Celebration of Life event, bringing together prominent figures from Poker Royalty LLC, the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the World Poker Tour and PokerGO, paid homage to Brunson’s remarkable life and illustrious career.

At the ripe age of 89, Brunson passed away on May 14, leaving a legacy that reverberated throughout the poker realm for over half a century. His unparalleled dominance in the industry set the stage for future players, as he etched his name in history as the first-ever champion to secure 10 WSOP bracelets and a WPT title.

Moreover, Brunson’s prowess extended beyond the poker table, as he established his literary mark, penning renowned poker books that continue to captivate enthusiasts to this day. Notably, his magnum opus, Super System, remains an unrivaled gem and a staple in the ever-evolving world of the game.

Brunson’s indelible mark on the game is immeasurable, compelling the stadium to reverberate with joyous celebration for hours on end. Astonishingly legendary figures in the world of poker, namely Jack Binion, Lyle Berman, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu, graced the event, captivating the audience with their recollections of Texas Dolly. In awe of Brunson’s unrivaled legacy, they shed light on his unprecedented triumphs, not only on the poker table but in every facet of his remarkable journey.

Negreanu, a player who has earned six WSOP bracelets, openly praised the influence of Brunson, emphasizing how he served as a catalyst for inspiring countless poker enthusiasts. Hellmuth, holding an impressive 17 WSOP bracelets after a recent addition, shared his anticipation to not only gain knowledge but also compete alongside Brunson. The event not only included speeches and videos, but also went the extra mile by presenting attendees with unique playing cards as tokens of appreciation to honor Brunson’s enduring legacy in the realm of poker.

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