‘The Godfather of Poker' Doyle Brunson dies aged 89

‘The Godfather of Poker' Doyle Brunson dies aged 89
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Doyle Brunson, also known as the Godfather of Poker, died at age 89 on Sunday(May 14) in Las Vegas, his family said in a statement his agent shared on Twitter.

"It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our father, Doyle Brunson. Please keep Doyle and our family in your prayers. May he rest in peace", the family of the two-time world poker champion said.

Brunson, won 10 World Series of Poker tournaments — second only to Phil Hellmuth's 16. Dubbed Texas Dolly, he captured world championships in 1976 and 1977 and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1988.

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