Saying COVID-19 is “everywhere” at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, legendary card player Doyle Brunson is the latest to step away from the event for now.
“I’m gonna have to miss some tournaments,’” the 88-year-old Brunson tweeted Saturday. “I wanted to play but there are 2 unvaccinated in my house.”
He did not indicate whether he is vaccinated or has been infected with the coronavirus, though his tweet implied he is stepping aside as a precaution.
Brunson added it looks like COVID-19 “is everywhere at the WSOP” this year. The WSOP began May 31 and runs through July 20, with several prize-money competitions leading up the main hold’em event, which starts July 3.
Known has Texas Dolly, Brunson is a two-time WSOP winner and author of the 1978 how-to book, “Super/System: A Course in Power Poker.” Over the years, the book became a guide for aspiring poker champions.
Radar Pictures has announced it is producing a biopic about Brunson. His colorful life has included poker showdowns in Texas roadhouses and Las Vegas card rooms during Southern Nevada’s Mob era.
The Hollywood production is in its early stages. No date has been set for when the movie will be released. looks like covid is everywhere at the WSOP. I’m gonna have to miss some tournaments I wanted to play but there are 2 unvaccinated in my house. — Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) June 11, 2022 ‘Poker Brat’ Tests Positive
Among players sidelined with COVID-19 is Phil Hellmuth , the 1989 WSOP main event winner and a competitive player known as the “Poker Brat.”
Hellmuth, who tested positive last week, tweeted over the weekend that he has tested positive again. In one tweet, Helmuth said he is in a suite at the Aria hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.From his suite, Hellmuth tweeted that he is playing in a WSOP online poker tournament. He said he won’t be back at the in-person events until he tests negative and has been told by a doctor that he is not contagious. ‘Quite A Few’ Players Infected Last week, poker player Mike Gorodinsky also tweeted that he […]