The poker world says thank you to Doyle Brunson

The stars came out this week to pay tribute to the most influential figure in the game, following his retirement from tournament poker.

It really is a landmark moment in poker when the man who arguably popularised the modern game of poker, helped dispel its seedy image and was the first true poker celebrity (not to mention a pioneer of the World Series of Poker itself) played his last ever tournament

So in fitting tribute, the stars of the game, old and new, shared their gratitude for TexDolly using the #ggDoyle hashtag, starting with the man who perhaps has had almost as much influence on poker:

But in true 'Fedor' style, we haven't seen that last of him:

What is your favourite Doyle Brunson moment? Let us know in the comments:

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  • Faultier911


  • Harrier88


    An absolute legend. #ggDoyle
  • xVagaBondx


    #the legend
    Doyle Brunson
  • nsavov


    Its not like he passed away or will never play poker again. I think people overreacted a bit.
    Imagine how terrifying will be if everyone in your social media start saying their "last goodbye" to you while you are still alive and are reading what they are saying. I dont use any social media, but the thought of that is really creeping me out :D