Doyle Brunson plays last ever tournament, crushes it

History is being made at the Rio as Doyle Brunson is near the final table of his last event, plus the WSOPE schedule is announced.

Doyle retires in style

In what may be one of the stories of the year, poker icon Doyle Brunson effectively announced his retirement from tournament poker. 

At 84-years-old the 10-time bracelet winner has revealed the hours are too long for him in tournament poker and he wanted to spend more time with his wife, but the $10,000 2-7 Lowball Championship was not only his favourite event, it also had a Day 2 registration, meaning it was ideal for his farewell to tournament poker. 

But the retirement is far from over, as Doyle has made it to the final 11 of the event alongside Galen Hall, Brian Rast, John Hennigan, Shawn Sheikhan and amazingly his son Todd Brunson:

The finale will play out tonight live on PokerGO from 2pm local time and if you are not rooting for TexDolly, you probably hate poker. 

The WSOPE schedule released

As is often the case the World Series of Poker is the place for the announcement of the World Series of Poker Europe, which for the second year in a row is at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. 

It will feature ten bracelet events and millions in guarantees:

Date Buy-In Event Guarantee
October 9-13 €550 COLOSSUS No Limit €1,000,000
October 14 €1,650 Six Handed Deepstack No Limit (Single Re-entry) €200,000
October 15-16 €550 PLO Eight Handed (Unlimited Re-entry) €100,000
October 17 €1,100 Turbo Bounty No Limit €200,000
October 18-20 €1,100 Monster Stack No Limit €1,000,000
October 21 €1,650 PLO/No Limit Mix €200,000
October 22 €2,200 PLO Eight Handed (Unlimited Re-entry) €200,000
October 24 €25,000 No Limit (Single Re-Entry) €1,000,000
October 26  €100,000 No Limit (Unlimited Re-Entry) €5,000,000
October 27-28 €10,350 Main Event (Bust Day A, Can Re-enter Day B) €5,000,000

A reminder not to celebrate prematurely

This one has gone a little bit viral outside of poker and is a reminder not to do a victory dance until the final card hits, especially when it's for a million dollars:

The winners so far

A near miss this morning for Daniel Negreanu who came third in the $1,500 Eight Game Mix, losing eventually to Britian's Philip Long:

Event Number of players Champion Prize
Event #1: $565 Casino Employees Event 566 Jordan Hufty $61.909
Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty 243 Elio Fox $393,693
Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout 363 Joe Cada $226,218
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 911 Julien Martini $239,771
Event #5: $100,000 High Roller 105 Nick Petrangelo $2,910,227
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS 13,070 Roberly Felicio $1,000,000
Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw 321 Johannes Becker $180,455
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Championship 169 Paul Volpe $417,921
Event #10: $355 Online No Limit  2,972 William Reymond $154,996
Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice Six Handed 406 Jeremy Harkin $129,882
Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes No Limit 1,306 Benjamin Moon $315,346
Event #14: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw 260 Daniel Ospina $87,678
Event #15: $1,500 HORSE 731 Andrey Zhigalov $202,787
Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up Championship 114 Justin Bonomo $185,965
Event #17: $1,500 No Limit Six Handed 1,663 Ognyan Dimov $378,743
Event #18: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 111 Adam Friedman $293,275
Event #19: $565 PLO 2,419 Craig Varnell $181,790
Event #20: $5,000 No Limit 518 Jeremy Wien $537,710
Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 481 Philip Long $147,348

No change in the top spots in the the Player of yhe Year Race since we last checked in but Justin Bonomo making it into the top ten will surely give the other players pause:


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