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Doyle Brunson

  1. Noun

    The card combination 10-2 either suited or offsuit, used exclusively when these are held as pocket cards.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This hand is named after the legendary poker personality Doyle Brunson. Mr. Brunson is widely understood to be one of the greatest poker players of all time. He won two consecutive World Series of Poker championships - in 1976 and 1977 - each with the starting hand 10-2. In both cases, he won the showdown with a full house, 10s full of 2s.


    EXAMPLE: "I had Doyle Brunson in the pocket and decided to fold when one of my opponents raised pre-flop."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

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