Doyles Poker Room

Doyles Poker Room

Introduction was an online poker site which was endorsed by the great Doyle Brunson and which operated from 2004 until April 2011. In October 2011, the assets and database of were acquired by Americas Cardroom – the leading poker room on the US-friendly Winning Poker Network – who now provides a service for previous DoylesRoom poker clients. provides information about Doyle Brunson – who he is, what he has achieved and why his name is synonymous with Texas Hold´em Poker. If you want to find out more about Americas Cardroom and want to get the latest valid 2016 bonus code, we suggest you to visit this page at You can also find out more about playing poker for real money in the US.

Doyle Brunson – How it all Started

Doyle Brunson was born on 10th August 1933 in Longworth, Texas. A promising athletic career was cut short by a summer job accident in which he broke his leg in two places, but Doyle used the two years he was in a plaster cast wisely to develop his poker game and fund a degree course. On his first day at work after graduating, Doyle won more than a month´s salary playing 7 Card Stud. He gave up his job on the same day and has played poker for a living ever since.

For the next decade, Doyle – and fellow professionals Amarillo Slim and Sailor Roberts (known as “The Texas Rounders”) – travelled around Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma; playing in illegal games run by criminals, until he settled in Las Vegas in the early 1970s. Doyle acquired the name “Texas Dolly” at that time after being mis-introduced at the World Series of Poker by CBS commentator and Las Vegas bookmaker Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder (Snyder intended to say “Texas Doyle”) and the name stuck.

Doyle Brunson – The Recorded Years

Doyle Brunson´s earliest entry on his Hendon Mob database is for a third place finish in the WSOP World Championship in 1972, and thereafter he captured back-to-back WSOP World Championship bracelets in 1976 and 1977. He became the first poker player to have recorded tournament winnings in excess of $1 million and, in 1979, published his first book – “How I Made Over $1,000,000 Playing Poker” (now commonly known as “Doyle Brunson´s Super System”).

Doyle went on to win a total of 10 WSOP Bracelets in championship events and became the first player to cash at the World Series of Poker over five separate decades when finishing 409th for $28,063 in the 2013 WSOP Main Event. During those fifty years, he is acknowledged with coining the phrase “Cadillac of Poker” to describe No Limit Texas Hold´em, and also has many “Doylisms” accredited to him including the classic “Live as if you were going to die tomorrow, learn as if you were going to live forever”.

Doyle Brunson – The Tributes

Ever since poker sites first started listing “the most influential people in poker”, Doyle has appeared at or near the top. He was inaugurated into the World Series Hall of Fame in 1988 and is the only poker player, living or dead, to have a major poker tournament named after him – the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Doyle was also the only poker player to be awarded a “Lifetime Card” by the Epic Poker League and his contribution to poker was acknowledged in the 1998 film “Rounders”. There are also two sequences of pocket cards/hole cards named “Doyle Brunson”

  • Ace-Queen – A starting hand that Doyle wrote in his Super System book he would never play (changed to “should never play” after he busted out of the 2008 WSOP Main Event with the exact same hand).
  • Ten-Deuce – The hole cards with which Doyle won the WSOP Championships in 1976 and 1977 – both times turning them into Full Houses.

Doyle Brunson at 80

Doyle continues to play high stakes poker at the Bellagio and Aria Casinos in Las Vegas, and has already indicated in his blog that he intends to compete in the 2014 WSOP Main Event; despite admitting to getting a little tired after playing in the Players Championship and then making the fourth day of the Main Event in 2013. The record for the oldest competitor in the WSOP Main Event is currently held by Jack Uri, who was 97 years of age when he competed in the biggest tournament in the world in 2010. We hope that Doyle is still around in 2032 to beat that record!