Doyle Brunson, Age 83, Plans to Play in World Series of Poker 2017 – CardsChat.com

Doyle Brunson has made an announcement on Twitter that will make many in the poker community happy. ‘Texas Dolly,’ one of the greatest poker players of all time, subtly (and then not-so-subtly) told the world he’s coming to the Rio in Las Vegas this summer to chase his 11th gold bracelet.

Doyle Brunson, now 83, says he’s ready to play at the Rio for the 2017 WSOP. (Image: poker.co.uk)

At this time last year, prior to the start of the World Series of Poker, two former top pros were rumored to be planning WSOP returns for the first time since 2010. Those players, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson and Howard Lederer, did show up and neither were exactly welcomed with open arms.

Brunson is one of the most revered poker players in history. On the other hand, Lederer and Ferguson are two of the most reviled men in the game. They were greeted with boos and insults when they entered the Rio last year.

Food for Thought

Word got out about Doyle considering a return to the Series for the first time since 2013 on Twitter. Maria Ho posted a comment that had nothing to do with poker, and it turned into Brunson spilling the beans.

“When you order so much food from room service and they ask how many are dining and you just blurt out “4” but it’s actually all for you,” she wrote.

“Chip Reese and I used to do that all the time. We would holler out “food is here guys.” Hope you are allowed to say hello to me at WSOP,” Brunson responded.

Did the poker legend just hint at a return to the World Series of Poker? Poker writer Will Shillibier popped the question, and Doyle was a bit less subtle in

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