Sunday was a sad day for the poker world. Doyle Brunson, one of the most famous figures in the history of the sport, has died at the age of 89, causing a rare stir in the community. Considered by many to be one of the biggest names in poker today, the American left a lasting legacy among us, and his departure has sparked emotions among many poker stars.
10-time WSOP champion, “TexDolly” with a long history. Leaving a legion of fans, not just in his native America. But just the opposite. Doyle Brunson was a well known and respected face around the world and the loss of such an important figure will never go unnoticed.
Because of this, some of the top figures in the poker world have begun to commemorate the stories and memory. For example, the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Phil Galfond, Erik Seidel and Andre Akkari took to the stage to pay tribute to the legendary player.
Below you can see some messages left by characters in the game. You can see in them how beloved Doyle Brunson is. His legacy will be eternal.
There won’t be another Doyle Brunson
Doyle is @RadioAmanda’s favorite player
Many will miss him, godfather of poker #RIPDoyle”
There will never be another Doyle Brunson
Doyle is @RadioAmanda’s favorite player
This will be missed by many, godfather of poker #RIPDoyle pic.twitter.com/Y88BsrDhhP
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) May 15, 2023
RIP Doyle Brunson, the greatest legend in the history of our games ! The only opponent I actually asked for a photo with was when he sat at my table!
— andre akkari (@aakkari) May 15, 2023
” RIP #DoyleBrunson. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with him many times. He has a wicked sense of humor and always puts a smile on my face. Even when he’s bluffing me, he’s a brilliant way of doing it And did, so I consider it an honor that he took my chip. #Legend”
Rip #DoyleBrunson. I have had the pleasure of playing with him many times. He has a wicked sense of humor and always puts a smile on my face. Even when he bluffed me with a hand, he did it in such a good way that I thought he would be honored to take my chip. #legend pic.twitter.com/Bzn9GElEFC
— Jennifer Tilly (@JenniferTilly) May 15, 2023
“Man, a very sad day for the poker world with the passing of Doyle Brunson. WAR The Man of Poker – the greatest icon in the game, he was at the poker table Probably more time than anyone in history. Rest in peace sir”
Man, what a sad day for the poker world after the passing of Doyle Brunson. The WAR Poker Man – The ultimate icon of the game, he has probably spent more time at the poker table than any other person in history.
RIP sir ❤️ pic.twitter.com/DLsJNPisZ6
– Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) May 15, 2023
“Poker lost its greatest legend today:
He used his game, His award winning book “The Super System” and his great style and grit have inspired three generations of poker players. Doyle always plays hard: this guy absolutely hates to lose!!! Doyle rules the Las Vegas high stakes cash 50 years of gaming!!! Doyle was married to the love of his life, Louise, for 62 years. Farewell – and rest in peace – from the most popular poker player in history…”
Poker lost its greatest legend today: @TexDolly. He has inspired three generations of poker players with his game, his award-winning book The Super System, and his great style and grit. Doyle always played hard: this guy absolutely hates losing! ! ! Doyle dominates high stakes cash games in Las Vegas … pic.twitter.com/L4CKzvzbIF
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) May 15, 2023
“Sad day. We lost @TexDolly, the most famous player in poker history, His legacy will live on forever. I was inspired by his enthusiasm and ability to maintain a high level until his 80th birthday. It’s the end of an era.
Not a happy day. We lost the most famous player in poker history, @TexDolly, whose legacy will live on. I am inspired by his passion and ability to maintain such a high level in the 80’s. This is a The End of an Era
– Erik Seidel (@Erik_Seidel) May 15, 2023
“While I don’t always enjoy talking about poker to people who don’t play poker, I’m always happy to say, ‘I played with Doyle Brunson’ when asked if I’ve ever played with a celebrity ! ‘. I also found his acuity amazing for his age. RIP”
While I don’t always do it, I do enjoy making small talk about poker with people who don’t play poker. One thing I always like to say The thing is, “I played with Doyle Brunson! “When asked if I’ve played with any famous people. I also found his acuity to be unbelievable for his age. RIP
– Brian Hastings (@brianchastings ) May 15, 2023
“I was lucky enough to sit at his table and have the opportunity to really Understand Doyle’s greatness. “Legendary” doesn’t seem to be enough. We can’t use one word to define what Doyle Brunson means to poker. rest in peace.”
I was lucky that I had the opportunity to sit across from him and really get to know the greatness of Doyle.
“Legend” feels Not enough.
We have no idea what Doyle Brunson means to poker.
RIP ♥️ pic.twitter.com/IjCDrNG96c
– Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond ) May 15, 2023
“I first met Doyle 15 years ago. He’s cute, funny, and kind. The last time I had the pleasure of playing #poker with him was last year, and that’s how I remember him: as sharp as ever, keeping me going until the end, and impressed by his presence. Legends never die. #RIPDoyle
I first met Doyle 15 years ago. He’s cute, funny and friendly.
I had the pleasure of playing #poker with him last year and this is how I will remember him: as insightful as ever, I was in awe of his presence until the very end. Legends never die. #RIPDoyle pic.twitter.com/uJ3e3UKAjy
— Maria Ho (@MariaHo) May 15, 2023
“I am forever grateful to Doyle Pokerworld. If he hadn’t moved the game forward, I would never be where I am today. He will always be one of my idols! The world of poker will never be the same! #godfatherofpoker”
I am forever grateful for Doyle’s contributions to the world of poker. Without him, I would never be where I am today. He will always be one of my idols!
The world of poker will never be the same! #GodfatherofPoker
– Joshua Arieh (@JoshuaArieh) May 15, 2023
This is My favorite photo of mom.
I was about 22 years old at the time. Entering the $50,000 Poker Players Championship – too selfish and too confident to realize what an honor and honor it was to play alongside this legend. RIP
This is my mom’s favorite photo.
I was about 22 years old and was playing in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship – too selfish and arrogant to realize what an honor and honor it was to play with Legend
RIP Doyle pic.twitter.com/751TTcUDmg
— Bonologic (@JustinBonomo) May 15, 2023
“I think the only person I ever took a photo of was because I was surprised to be sitting at the same table as him. RIP Doyle.”
I think the only person I’ve ever photographed is because I’m in awe of being able to sit at the same table as him. Rest in peace Doyle. pic.twitter.com/MpjAtf2AqA
— Ben Lamb (@BenbaLamb) May 15, 2023
RIP @TexDolly the legend who made us play poker and made it all possible
Relying on the man who made us all play poker and made it all happen Legendary @TexDolly🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
– John Racener (@racener) 15. May 2023
“RIP Doyle, legend of legends. My favorite story about him is that no matter how old he is, never will I meet a poker player with Alzheimer’s disease. These I’ve told other people about this many times over the years because it says so much about the game we all love.”
RIP Doyle, legend of legends my favorite Favorite story about him is that no matter how old he is, he has never met a poker player with dementia. I’ve shared it many times over the years because it says so much about the game we all love.
— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) May 15, 2023
“Legend. Icon. Hero .Somehow those words seem inadequate because Doyle Brunson was to poker, if you can believe it, even greater. Few have had as much impact on their industry as Doyle. If you’ve ever been exposed to a A deck of cards or a single poker chip, that’s probably because Doyle somehow. The OG of OG. The real “Godfather”. Poker”. Shut up, Doyle.
Legend. Symbol. Hero. Somehow, those words don’t seem appropriate, because Doyle Brunson means much more to poker, if you can believe it. So.
Few have had as much impact on their industry as Doyle. If you ever touch a deck of cards or a poker chip, chances are it’s in… pic.twitter.com/ PU7Wu8aWgh
– Donnie Peters 🍕 (@Donnie_Peters) May 15, 2023
“If it wasn’t for Doyle , I will never play poker. RIP, legendary game. #RIPDoyle”
I would never have played poker without Doyle. Rest in peace for the legend of the game. #RIPDoyle
– Jaime Staples (@jaimestaples) May 15, 2023
I’m getting ready for Doyle’s for the last @WSOP event. With only a few tables left at the $10,000 Deuce, Doyle asked if they could take a break. Surely no one would object, so I heard a loud voice: “No! Let that MF’er sit outside!” Yes @ToddBrunson”
I got knocked out on Doyle’s last deep run at @WSOP. With only a few tables left and $10,000 left, Doyle asked Stock if they could take an unscheduled restroom break, I’m sure no one would object, then I listen To a loud voice, “No! Blind that MF’er! “This is @ToddBrunson
– Ryan Leng (@RyanLeng9) May 15, 2023
” When I first played with him, I bluffed $40,000 out of desperation because I had T2o and I wanted to tell him I could beat him with it. ’ As he scooped up the pot, he just looked at me, smiled and said, ‘You know how many people I’ve paid her for this? ”
When I first played with him, I bluffed $40,000 in a dead end because I had T2o and wanted to tell him I Can hit him with it. When he was lingering in the pot, he just looked at me, smiled and said, “You know how many people paid me to do this?
– Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) 15. May 2023
“One of the best memories of my career was with Doyle – I started playing in Sitting at the bookstore and reading Super. “System and ended up sitting next to him at Poker After Dark, my first experience of poker on TV. I beat Doyle with T2. “He shot me with his own bullet,” he laughed. ”dir=”ltr”>One of the best memories of my career was with Doyle – I started sitting in the bookstore reading Supersystems, ended up sitting next to him in Poker After Dark, my first A TV poker experience. I beat Doyle with T2. He laughed and said, “Hit me with my own bullets. ”❤️ pic.twitter.com/7x4Xmjm3W9
— Melanie Weisner (@melanieweisner) May 15, 2023
“My heartfelt condolences to @ToddBrunson and his family. Much loved and respected in the poker community, Doyle has been playing at the highest level for over 40 years and has raised a strong family. “What an amazing legacy he left for all in the poker community.”
Condolences to @ToddBrunson and his family. Doyle is widely loved and respected in the poker world, playing at the highest level for over 40 years and maintaining a solid family life. What an amazing legacy he left for all in poker
— Ari Engel (@AriEngelPoker) May 15, 2023
“Texas Dolly. The godfather of poker. Doyle Brunson. His legacy, from the gaming stories that made him one of the true poker cowboys to his success at the WSOP, will live on forever Go down. Rest in peace.”
Texas Dolly. The godfather of poker. Doyle Brunson.
His legacy, from the gambling stories that made him one of the true poker cowboys to his success at the WSOP, will live on forever.
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/2ntBtkBPHX
— Alec Rome (@RomeForReal) May 15, 2023
” Doyle Brunson’s ultimate GG. What a legend. Not just because he was a great player, but because of his unmatched longevity in the game and a kind man.
If anyone Doyle was
All of us in the poker world are very lucky to have such a great pioneer who did everything for the game, most of us will probably never understand how different this industry is
I had the honor of being one of ten pros that Brunson sponsored for his online poker site Doyles Room in 2009-2010, when I was in the epic Player of the Year tournament. Despite this professional relationship and Collaborations are fleeting and whenever I meet Doyle I always have this vibe of loyalty…I just feel like he’s always with him Remember always appreciate any support or work with him You were always in his good hands.
You will always be remembered as one of the best.
Doyle Brunson The ultimate GG. What a legend. Not just because he was a great player, but because of his unmatched game longevity and his character.
If someone is talking about their behavior and treatment of others way, then Doyle is…
— Faraz Jaka (@FarazJaka) May 15, 2023