Doyle Brunson doesn’t have many unaccomplished tasks yet to check off on his bucket list, but playing in an EPT event was one of them. In London, Brunson played in his first-ever European Poker Tour tournament in Season 8.
The career resume for one of poker’s longest ambassadors is extensive to comment minimally, and with ten World Series of Poker bracelets, a title on the World Poker Tour and $6.1 million in career tournament earnings there are few things left for Brunson to do before he decides to retire from the game he’s loved for years.
But the “Texas Dolly” isn’t ready to hang up his cowboy boots just yet, and he entered the EPT London Main Event and finished in the money at 77th place, good for nearly double the buy-in at €9,000 ($14,067).
Brunson has admitted through his blog and Twitter account that his days of traveling extensively for multi-table tournaments have all but concluded, as the jet-lag and travel inconveniences have begun to take their toll on him physically.
Nonetheless, Brunson’s participation remains vigorous in the “Big Game” at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Brunson’s home.
It’s footsteps away from his residence, and the cash games will always be a bigger attraction to him as long as he’s winning.
It’s important to note that Brunson has never shied away from international travel, as he’s been to London several times, and as long as his body can hold up, he’ll still be visiting tournaments across the globe.
“I certainly wasn’t ducking the EPT or anything,” Brunson said with a grin.
“As long as I can travel and play poker, I want to do it.”
In disappointing news, however, a chapter has come to a close in Brunson’s legacy. His online cardroom, Doyle’s Room, has recently been acquired by America’s Cardroom.
The dot net sibling (DoylesRoom.com was seized by the U.S Department of Justice), which was the free version of Brunson’s cardroom, ran smoothly even post-Black Friday, but now upon visiting you’ll be redirected to AmericasCardroom.net.
America’s Cardroom, which has been a staple in the U.S. demographic since 2001, has now taken over and is actually one of the original online poker rooms ever built.
America’s Cardroom will be looking to re-inspire play on its platforms by associating itself with a familiar company that had years of success, and provided innovative ideas and software to its devoted consumers.
The site is in a transitional period, looking to acquire skins and enough visitors to begin competing with the other remaining U.S.-friendly online poker venues.
Doyle Brunson has severed ties with Doyle’s Room, and did not wish to continue his endorsement under any agreement with ACR.