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Doyle Brunson has tweeted that he will not be playing in the 2022 WSOP Main Event after all. The poker legend announced earlier this month that he would not be appearing at Bally’s because of the high number of COVID-19 cases amongst players.
I probably am going to play the main event, hoping the covid has died down a little.— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) June 21, 2022
He later flirted with the idea of coming to play in the main event but has now pulled the plug on the advice of his doctor.
I'm passing all of the WSOP on the advice of my doctor.— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) June 30, 2022
Brunson, 88, earlier tweeted that there were two unvaccinated people in his household, making it too much of a risk to take the virus home for the sake of playing in some tournaments. At the age of he and his wife it’s understandable given the increased risk of mortality.
Texas Dolly retired from the game back in 2018 but did return last year to play in a couple of events. It’s obvious that he still has the passion for poker and we’d love to see him return next year if circumstances allow.