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Doyle Brunson’s Elite Team Now Eight Strong

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In January, Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson made a bold prediction. “Mark my words,” he said. “2010 will be the year of The Brunson 10.” At the time, that seemed unlikely considering there were only four members left on the team after Alec Torelli quit to pursue another endeavor. But a lot has happened since then. Brunson has added four players to his elite team, including two players who won their spot with an incredible showing at the WSOP. Maybe the “Godfather of Poker” was onto something after all!

David “Doc” Sands is the newest recruit for Brunson’s team of legends-in-the-making. He had been competing with Daniel Kelly, Faraz Jaka and Michael Martin at this year’s WSOP for a spot on the team; the player with the most points at the end of the event would become the next member of The Brunson 10. After cashing in five separate events, winning over $88,000 and earning 2,269 points on the Become a Legend Leaderboard, Sands blew by Jaka and Martin to claim the Become a Legend title.

Technically, Sands earned fewer points than Daniel Kelly, but at the start of the Become a Legend Leaderboard competition, it was announced that any player who won a WSOP bracelet would instantly win a spot on the Brunson 10 and the contest would continue. When Kelly won the WSOP Event #52, he earned a $1.3 million first place prize, a WSOP bracelet, and the seventh spot on The Brunson 10. With Kelly out of the running, Sands ended the WSOP with the most points, securing the eighth spot on Brunson’s team.

The Brunson 10 currently features Amit “AMAK316” Makhija, Zach “Crazy Zach” Clark, Chris “Moorman1” Moorman, Dani “Ansky” Stern, Alex “AJKHoosier1” Kamberis, Steve “Gboro780” Gross, Dan “djk123” Kelly, and David “Doc” Sands. Doyle Brunson will continue to handpick online players who have achieved incredible success in live tournaments and at the online tables for his team until the group is filled with 10 of the world’s best.

Doyle Brunson’s daughter, Pam Brunson, has been hired to handle the Brunson 10 as it develops into a full team. Her responsibilities will include public relations activities, scheduling activities for the Brunson 10, and managing the team’s relationship with the site as well as each other and the poker industry as a whole.

There are still two spots left on The Brunson 10. If you think you have what it takes to be one of them, you might want to try BEATING them first. And you can get your chance every other Monday at 9:00 PM ET in the Beat The Brunson 10 tournament. The tournament costs $10+$10+$2 to enter. The first $10 goes to the prize pool and the other $10 makes you a marked man (or woman), just like everyone else in the tournament. For every player you pick off, you win $10. The more players you knock out, the more money you win!

But it gets even better. For every member of The Brunson 10 you pick off, you’ll collect $500. And should you outlast The Brunson 10 and win the tournament, you’ll not only capture the first place prize, you’ll get $1,000 in extra cash—and plenty to boast about!

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