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Pamela Brunson

The daughter of a legend speaks to High Roller Radio about growing up in poker royalty, life on the road, Las Vegas and her legendary, hall of fame, father.

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"I mean there are usually no direct answers to how you play such-and-such a hand when somebody raises in front. Every poker situation is different. The only way you can learn is to play."
- Doyle Brunson


"I now see what the really important things in life are and they don't relate to what I do for a living."
- Doyle Brunson


"A man with money is no match against a man on a mission."
- Doyle Brunson


"I do my best to promote the World Series of Poker. That's kind of the reason I do what I do - not for personal recognition. It's to pay my dues back to poker."
- Doyle Brunson


"I know I'm fortunate to have played at this level and I still win more often than I lose."
- Doyle Brunson


"I saw that I could make more money in one pot than what was in that entire paycheck selling a week of office supplies."
- Doyle Brunson


"Once, we were playing one of those outlaw games on Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth. All of the sudden, the door was busted down and a guy stormed in with a gun and shot a guy sitting right next to me at the table."
- Doyle Brunson


"People today who play in all the big fancy (legal) cardrooms don't understand what it was like back in those days to be a poker player with all the problems we had."
- Doyle Brunson


"Sailor (Roberts) and I started traveling around together. We were playing in bigger games around Texas and that's when we met up with Amarillo Slim. We formed a partnership - the three of us."
- Doye Brunson


"To start with you had to keep from getting arrested by the police. Then, you had to keep from getting cheated in the games. You also had to worry about collecting the money if you won. Then finally, after all that was said and done - you had to keep from getting hijacked."
- Doyle Brunson


"It's not the cards that you have all the time that makes you a winner or a loser."
- Doyle Brunson


"To be a successful gambler you have to have a complete disregard for money."
- Doyle Brunson


”Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker.”
- Doyle Brunson


"The big game at the time was a one-dollar ante. Remember, this was the 1950s - so, a dollar was a lot of money back then."
- Doyle Brunson


"Sometimes, all you had was your word. So, we gambled with each other based on trust. That's what I'm talking about - that real gamblers can be trusted when they give their word."
- Doyle Brunson


"But back in those days, there were no computers - so I did all the strategy work manually. I dealt out a hand here. I put another hand there. I just kept doing it thousands and thousands of times, over and over."
- Doyle Brunson


"Everybody today knows what I learned back then because it's in all the poker books. But nobody knew the right way to play back in those days."
- Doyle Brunson

"I don't know why I got the hang of it so easily, as opposed to most people. Within a week, I was the best player in all the hold'em games. It was just a natural thing for me."
- Doyle Brunson

Poker's Bible
How I Made Over $1,000,000 Playing Poker was written by Doyle Brunson, who, at the time of publication in 1979, had won the WSOP main event in 1976 and 1977. It was one of the first comprehensive books on strategies for various poker games. Many notable poker players and tournament champions also contributed. The name of the book was later changed to Super System. There is also a Super System II.