Posts Tagged ‘DOYLE BRUNSON’


The field for the WSOP Tournament of Champions has been announced and contains 20 of the worlds most prominent poker all stars. With $1 million dollars in prize money up for grabs, the play is sure to  of the highest caliber.

Poker’s very first fan-voted Tournament of Champions will feature 20 of the game’s most notable players, as 355,081 votes were cast to determine who will compete for $1 million in prize money in the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions on Sunday, June 27 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Andrew Barton Wins Seat Into WSOP Tournament of Champions

LAS VEGAS –, the UK-only facing online poker website of the World Series of Poker, announced today that Andrew Barton, 33, from Dudley, England, has won his way to the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas to compete in the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions on Sunday, June 27.

Barton wins a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that includes an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas; a seat into the internationally televised-poker tournament; a chance to compete for up to $1 million in prize money; and the distinction of being the lone non-poker professional to sit among the game’s greatest players in the center of the poker universe, the World Series of Poker in the famed Amazon Room at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. (more…)

Top-10 players to watch in the WSOP Poker Player’s Championship

The 2010 World Series of Poker starts this Friday with the $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em event, and the much anticipated $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship.

The first four days of the $50,000 event will be played in an eight-game format (Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Low, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Stud Hi-Low, No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and 2-7 Triple Draw), and on the fifth day for the final table, the format will switch to just No Limit Hold’em. (more…)

Hard Rock Hotel Hotel Executive Dies From Gunshot Wound

randy-kwasniewski-050910lThe CEO of The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was found dead from a gunshot wound. Police Officer Bill Cassell says police responded just before 10 a.m. to a report of a man dead of a gunshot wound at a home in northwest Las Vegas. The individual was later identified as Randy Kwasniewski (pictured left with Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Doyle Brunson), who joined Morgans Hotel Group (owners of the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino) in October 2006.

He had worked in the hotel industry for approximately 30 years. Prior to joining Morgans, he served as Senior Vice President of Starwood Capital Group where he played an integral role in the acquisition and operational aspects of Starwood hotel portfolios including the Societe du Louvre and Le Meridien. Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group, he was the Vice President of Operations for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada where he oversaw all Hotel, Food & Beverage, Retail, and Facilities staffs and operations.


Doyle Brunson Speaks on Haiti Crisis

doylebrunsonAll you see on the TV news channels are about the earthquakes in Haiti. It is a real disaster area and America is trying to help and the online poker sites are no exception. Doyles Room has a weekly bounty tournament and is not only donating all the proceeds, but is matching them. As usual, all new players will have their buy-ins rebated for free plus a chance to win $50,000 by knocking out 3 bounties, $10,000 for 2 and $1,000 for each one. This week’s bounties include myself, Mickey Rourke and other guests are going to be announced soon. The tournament is Wednesday night and starts at 6:30pm Pacific time. Come play with us and help some unfortunate people.

Doyle Brunson Looks to Add 6 More Pros

doyle-brunsonFollowing the departure of Alec “traheho” Torelli, the coveted “Brunson 10” is now down to 4 players.  Torelli left Doyles to pursue another project, quite possibly starting a new online poker room according to reports.

Currently, the remaining Team Brunson players are Chris “moorman1” Moorman, Amit “amak316”, Zachary “CrazyZachary” and  Dani “ansky” Stern.

Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson: The Godfather of Poker

Southern Gaming editor, G. Douglas Dreisbach sits down for an exclusive interview with poker icon, Doyle Brunson.

In the world of poker, there has been one legendary icon who has served as its ambassador and one of the most respected players in history … that icon is Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson. Brunson, now 75, is the Babe Ruth of poker and virtually invented Texas Hold ’em. Brunson recently came out with his autobiography, “The Godfather of Poker: The Doyle Brunson Story,” which gives readers a look into the life of a gambler and highlights real-life stories that show the dangers of the life of an old-time gambler. We recently caught up with Brunson to discuss the new book, a bit of his past and what lies ahead.


“Tuesday Night Poker” Will Continue on ESPN Starting Aug. 4

wsop_large-logocompressedThe celebration of the 40th Annual World Series of Poker, presented by Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, continues with the first-ever “Champions Invitational.” ESPN presents 20 past Main Event winners gathered together for this very special tournament on Tues., Aug. 4, at 8 p.m ET.

Nine of them will make it to the prestigious Final Table – including Peter Eastgate, Phil Hellmuth, Dan Harrington, and Doyle Brunson.  Also at the table are Carlos Mortensen, Robert Varkonyi, Huck Seed, Jim Bechtel, Berry Johnston and Tom McEvoy. These are some of the most talented men to ever play the game, but only one of them will take home a 1970 Corvette Stingray and the Binion Cup, as well as the right to be called “The Champion of Champions.”

Huck Seed takes Heads-Up Championship

huck-seed.jpg(As reported on Casino City Times)LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Huck Seed outdueled and outlasted an elite field of 63 of poker’s best to win the 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship presented by at the Caesars Palace Poker Tournament Room.
          Seed defeated Vanessa Rousso in the tournament’s best-of-three final table to claim the championship from a group that boasted more than 100 World Series bracelets and take home the $500,000 first-place prize.

National Heads-Up Poker Championship Takes Place at Caesars Palace March 5-8

national-heads-up-championship.jpg(As reported on VEGAS, Nevada — Get your tournament brackets ready! NBC’s 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship, the granddaddy of all heads-up poker tournaments, will take place once again at Caesars Palace Las Vegas on March 5-8.

National Heads-Up Poker Championship Returns to Caesars Palace for Fifth Season Signs On as Presenting Sponsor for NBC Telecast of the World’s Best Poker Players Going ‘Head-To-Head’

 LAS VEGAS – Sixty four of the world’s top poker players are going “all in” at the 5th annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship on March 6-8 in Las Vegas. 


GSN’s High Stakes Poker Season Five filmed at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

high-stakes-poker.jpgThe taping of the highly-anticipated fifth season of HIGH STAKES POKER™ was filmed at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas December 19-21. 

The new season features the returns of poker stars Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and Eli Elezra, along with players new to HIGH STAKES POKER such as Tom Dwan and reigning World Champion Peter Eastgate, and recreational players like “The Simpsons” creator Sam Simon, Bob Safai and film director Nick Cassavetes. The stakes have never been higher for the players as the minimum cash buy-in of $200,000 is the largest buy-in for an entire run of a television series. The show returns to the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV where HIGH STAKES POKER SEASON ONE took place.

Here are some images from the taping on December 19-21:

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 ilarisahamies_2009highstakespoker.jpg         nickcassavetes_2009highstakespoker.jpg        petereastgate_2009highstakespoker.jpg     samsimon_2009highstakespoker.jpg     Tom Dwan

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