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