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Player Profile: Doyle Brunson

One of the members of the Texas Rounders, Doyle Brunson is a name legendary in the world of pragmatic play. Anyone who is really into the game will certainly know who he is. Also known as Texas Dolly, Doyle Brunson was born in August 10, 1933 in Longworth, Texas. It seemed at first that Doyle Brunson would live a “normal” life – with a 9 to 5 job with a sales company. However, he was invited to play a seven stud game on his first day at work and he realized he could earn more than a month’s wages in a few hours playing poker.

He started off with small illegal games in Forth Worth, Texas but eventually moved around several states looking for bigger games. This is when he met Amarillo Slim and Sailor Roberts, whom he partnered up with and gambled on just about anything. They eventually found themselves in Las Vegas and the partnership broke down, though the three remained friends.

So where does the appellation Texas Dolly come from? American sports commentator and bookie Jimmy Snyder was supposed to introduce Brunson as Texas Doyle. However, he misread the name and said Dolly instead. Thereafter, the …