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Heads-Up With Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson stopped by ESPN.com for a chat today

Brunson_snake_copy_1Brunson gave a “no comment” on his proposed buy-out of the World Poker Tour (side note: WPT Enterprises again has posted great earnings…nice work if you invested in WPTE back in April like we suggested), discussed the WPT “shooting star” that allegedly lost $4 million at the Big Game, gave his thoughts on the greatest tournament player of all time, and answered the requisite Chops question.  Below are some of the highlights.  Check out ESPN.com for the full transcript.

Brent (SF): Did Gus Hanson get busted in the Big Game earliery (sic) this year?

Doyle Brunson: (4:43 PM ET ) Yes, but he made a nice recovery. He got back what he lost, and then some.

Chops (Wicked Chops Poker): Covering the WSOP this year, your class at the table after a bad beat or defeat really stood out, especially compared to some of the younger players. That said, when you were a younger player, did you steam more? And if so, how did you teach yourself to just let it go...

Doyle Brunson: (4:50 PM ET ) I just let it go. If you cant handle that stuff you are in the wrong business.

Joey (Greenville, SC): Where would you rank Stu Ungar in all of the players in your past?

Doyle Brunson: (4:52 PM ET ) I think he's the greatest tournament player of all time. I think that he's not in my top 100 cash game players. He had no self-control or discipline.

Steve "Bullmer" (Santa Clara, CA): What are the three most important skills to becoming a successful poker pro?

Doyle Brunson: (4:26 PM ET ) Discipline, Recall, and Experience.

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re: WPTE ... they did report a second-quarter loss (2 cents per share) which they attributed to the costs of putting on shows, including the new PPT production, and putting on their tournaments. The loss surprised Wall Street which had predicted a profit for the second quarter. Shares dropped in after-market trading when this was announced... down to 11.90 but last i saw were back where it was trading at over 12.60.


Yeah I'm surprised he clammed up on that one. Still a great chat though. He answered a ton of questions. Nice work.


Sorry about the non-answer to the WPT question, he really didn't want to talk about it.

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