When it comes to poker royalty, it does not get any bigger than the living legend Doyle Brunson. While the greatest of all time (GOAT) poker player debate will always be contested, there will be very few who will argue that the 87 year old Poker Hall of Famer (PHoF) is the most respected poker player in the world today.
Brunson has won two World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Events along with 10 WSOP bracelets to make him one of the most recognized names in WSOP history. He retired from WSOP events eight years ago but made a cameo appearance at the 2018 WSOP when he took part in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship and ended up finishing in 6th place to take home $43,963.
The WSOP released a full schedule of events for the 2021 edition that will take place from Sep 30 to Nov 23 at the Rio in Las Vegas. The WSOP has put together an exciting list of 88 WSOP bracelet events and new poker events as it expects a record turnout at the 2021 WSOP.
Brunson Will Play At 2021 WSOP
After Doyle Brunson checked out the WSOP schedule for this season, he took to Twitter to retweet an old picture of him at the WSOP and confirm that he plans to return to the live poker tables at the 2021 WSOP. He informed his fans that he will play a select number of events at the WSOP but did not confirm what events he will take part in.
Brunson did not give any more information as to why he decided to come out of retirement to play at this year’s WSOP. The PHoF does not owe anyone an explanation but we assume that his passion for the game has not diminished and the extended COVID-19 break has once again stirred up the passion for him to test himself at his favorite poker tournament in the world.
During the 2019 WSOP, Doyle Brunson was honoured during the First Fifty Honors Gala where he was recognized as one of the top four most important players in the history of the WSOP. The other three players who made the list were Chris Moneymaker, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.
Poker World Responds To Brunson
The poker world received the news of Brunson’s return to the 2021 WSOP with great excitement. A number of players took to social media to congratulate him from coming out of retirement and giving the WSOP another crack. Mathijs Jonkers tweeted ‘Respect’ thrice in one post while Brandon Shack-Harris who has two WSOP bracelets two his name tweeted an expletive to welcome Brunson back. Four time WSOP bracelet winner Max Pescatori said it was awesome to see Brunson returning.
Joey Ingram was one of the first players to tweet and ask Brunson if he would consider partnering with him to play at the Tag Team Event. Ingram said he was even willing to wear a cowboy hat to partner with Brunson.
What Events Will Brunson Play?
While Brunson is set to spend more time at the Rio during the WSOP, there is a lot of speculation as to what select events he will take part in. We think that Brunson is most likely to take part in WSOP bracelet events as he will be keen on adding to his tally of 10 WSOP bracelets.
Brunson who has over $6 million in prize money based on the Hendon Mob might also have a shot at a few high stakes poker events. One event that Brunson might play is the new Poker Hall of Fame Bounty event that starts on Nov 17. This No-Limit Hold’em tournament is open to all players and has a buy-in of $1,979 and PHoF members will get a freeroll into the tournament.
If you want to know what WSOP events Brunson is going to take part in, it’s best that you follow his Twitter account.

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