Doyle Brunson Biography
Doyle ‘Texas Dolly’ Brunson, an American treasure, transcends the game of poker, where he is a two-time World Series of Poker champion and a living legend. He is the author of the best-selling “bible” of poker, Doyle Brunson’s Super System and its sequel, Super System 2, and three other books including Poker Wisdom of a Champion. Mike Cochran, an award-winning AP reporter and three-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize, grew up several miles from Doyle Brunson, and spent 39 years with the international news service roving Texas, interviewing its offbeat characters and reporting on its darkest crimes and deepest secrets. Cochran has won a Katie award (for his book Shattered), six Headliner awards, two Headliners’ Star Reporter of the Year, the AP Managing Editors Top Performance Award, and the prestigious Stanley Walker journalism award in 1987 and 1991. He’s written six books including And Deliver Us From Evil, a trilogy of true-crime stories, the inspiration for a CBS Television movie, Fugitive Among Us, starring Eric Roberts and Peter Strauss. His latest book, Claytie, about Texas rancher/wildcatter/politico Clayton Williams was the best-selling title ever published by Texas A&M Univ. Press.
I was a professional card counter. It was 1980 and the casinos weren’t savvy about professional 21 players. I was having more than my fair share of good nights at the tables. My best night was nothing short of unforgettable.
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No matter which name you use, Doyle or Texas Dolly or Mr. Brunson, it’s for certain the name, Doyle Brunson is not just synonymous with poker champion but also is synonymous with poker in general. Everybody who has played the game or watched any poker on TV knows the name.
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