Doyle Brunson Returns to WSOP
The biggest news at the WSOP this week is the return of Doyle Brunson to play the $50,000 Poker Players Championship event.
The 79 year old poker legend entered into bets with 28 players that could see him win up to $800,000 depending on whether he cashes, reaches the final table, and/or win the tournament.
In 2006 Brunson finished eighth in the tournament and won $274, 560, two years later he finished 16th and claimed $124,320.
Shaun Deeb said that he likes Doyle’s chances, “If he’s willing to make best then he knows he has the best of it. It’s more motivation for him to come in and play an event.
I know he adjusted his sleep schedule for this tournament. He looks really comfortable on the tables and enjoying himself and I’m sure he’s playing his A-game.”
Barry Greenstein, who has cashed four times in the event, thinks that Doyle has a good chance as he “plays all the games while most of the young players are strong at just no limit hold’em or pot limit Ohama.”