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Todd Brunson

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Biography

Todd Brunson is an American poker player and son of poker legend Doyle Brunson.

Brunson has won a WSOP bracelet and amassed over $4.4 million in lifetime earnings. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2016.

"It's a true honor to be inducted by my peers into this prestigious institution," said Brunson in a release. "I literally grew up attending these ceremonies and have always respected and admired its members. To join their ranks is the honor of a lifetime."

Biography

Brunson was born on August 7, 1969. He attended Texas Tech University to study law, but dropped out to play poker professionally.

Much like his father, most of Brunson’s poker career has been spent playing cash games. He’s a regular in the highest limits around Las Vegas and has proven himself to be one of the best players in the world.

Todd Brunson Poker Achievements

His tournament results date back to 1990. In 1992, Brunson cashed at the WSOP for the first time in two events. The following year in 1993, he won $198,000 after taking down the Jim Brady Month Championship Event. In 1994, he won another six figures in a tournament after taking down the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Hall of Fame Poker Classic.

A few years went by without much stirring up the record books until 2000. his year, Brunson finished second to Ronnie Williams in the Jack Binion World Poker Open in Tunica for nearly $120,000. Two years later, five cashes at the WSOP rolled in. Immediately following the WSOP at the Festa al Lago II, Brunson won nearly $160,000 after taking down the $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em event.

At the 2005 WSOP, Brunson would get his hands on World Series gold for the first time. Brunson took down the $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo event for over $255,000. The final table held Allen Kessler, Manny Minaya, and Allyn Jaffrey Shulman as some of Brunson’s obstacles His father Doyle also won a bracelet this year, making them the first father-son combo to both win bracelets in the same year.

The year had continued success for Brunson after he finished runner up in the Poker Superstars Inivitational Grand Final for $140,000.

Off the felt, Todd has helped work with his father in the book Super/System 2. Todd wrote the seven-card stud hi-lo section of the book. He’s also contributed to Daniel Negreanu’s book and had some stories about him told in The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King.

Todd Brunson WSOP Bracelets

YearEventPayout
2005Event #21: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split$255,945

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
191st $50,855
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
541st $23,940
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
16th $14,864
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
10th $19,428
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
10th $18,955
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #72: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
13th $14,667
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold'em
1216th $588
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
14th $19,130
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
15th $14,783
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
1182nd $1,339
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship
2nd $165,891
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
261st $1,840
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
11th $115,447
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $1,500 Six-Handed Dealer's Choice
28th $3,880
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship
13th $25,569
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
6th $75,681
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
31st $2,767
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.
24th $10,304
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
3rd $107,349
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
2nd $166,269
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
61st $4,164
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
7th $22,142
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
394th $30,974
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
19th $7,709
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 Mixed Event
10th $18,045
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
18th $21,997
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
52nd $4,296
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 33 - $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em
14th $32,693
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 12 - $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event
8th $54,854
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 3 - $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better
77th $3,271
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 22 - $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
12th $19,424
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 2 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
292nd $3,486
2008 PokerStars.net EPT San Remo
EPT San Remo
24th $24,688
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
459th $29,883
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 54 - $5,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/ rebuys
7th $51,669
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 44 - $2,000 Omaha Hi Lo
43rd $4,957
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 36 - $5,000 Omaha Hi Lo
14th $15,134
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 9 - $1,500 Omaha Hi Lo
20th $6,263
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 1 - $5,000 Mixed Holdem
38th $11,658