Guns and Cancer Couldn't Kill Him, Now Doyle Taking No Chances With Coronavirus
There's not a lot that Doyle Brunson hasn't lived through, and 'Texas Dolly' as he's known is one of a number of poker players voicing their concerns about the Coronavirus on social media.
The octogenarian admitted that he was in self-quarantine mode so as to not infect his wife Louise. He added that despite being robbed at gun point five times, been stabbed, beaten cancer three times and survived three car wrecks, "the Corona can't touch me."
That looks like a 1st edition. Pretty expensive.I'm in a self quarantine mode. The Corona can't touch me, I've been… https://t.co/o6bacQn6ZB— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly)
Meanwhile, Ronnie Bardah has been spreading the word about the dangers of shaking hands in the current climate, going on a Las Vegas television station teaching new greetings to reporters.
Make sure you Corona dapping up! https://t.co/BgBykwC9lr— Ronnie Bardah (@RonnieBardah)
Although figuring out how you're going to greet someone is a moot point when you're stuck on an airplane. That's exactly what happened to reigning WSOP APAC Main Event champion Scott Davies, who endured a more than six-hour plane ride with "nearly every single person sitting around [him] having a bad cough."
Just finished a 6.5 hour flight with nearly every single person sitting around me having a bad cough. Wtf people i… https://t.co/7Q1T3ALGq6— Scott Davies (@sdaviespoker)
Other players have their own ways of dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak. Mike Matusow announced that he would be writing a new book whilst self-isolating, Sasha Liu praised Taiwan and its response to the outbreak while Kitty Kuo is hitting the gym whilst also self-isolating.
Tough decision, booked my flight to Taiwan on Monday but I live in Vegas for 8 years and all my best friends here.… https://t.co/qH0BXM2ndt— kitty kuo thomas (@kittykuopoker)
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester.