The Godfather of Poker: The Doyle Brunson Story – Doyle Brunson

We all know Doyle Brunson from reading Super Systems 1 & 2, and seeing him on many live televised poker tournaments but what is behind the man dubbed the “Godfather” of poker. This book goes into the life and history of Doyle Brunson detailing how he was nearly a NBA pro basketball player for the LA Lakers before an accident cause him to lose this dream and focus on poker and gambling.

The book goes over the highs and lows of Doyle’s life detailing the millions that he has won and lost and his dealings with both the police and gangsters alike when poker was not seen to be the true sport it is today. Just a side note this book is to be read more for entertainment purposes rather than to be educational, yet it is a very good read and does indeed explore the life of one of pokers greats.

Rating:  4.5 out of 5