Written by Mathias | Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Doyle Brunson should be proud of his poker pros who have achieved more than $2 million in cashes at the 2010 World Series of Poker. All together, there has been a whopping $2.38 million in tourney cashes by Brunson 10 members, contenders, and longtime Doyles Room pros.
Doyles Room pro Allen Kessler has played in eight events over the last few weeks at the 2010 WSOP and is leading the Doyles Room pro-pack with more than $373,000 in cashes. Doyles Room Pros Hoyt Corkins and Todd Brunson haven’t collected nearly as much as Kessler in event cashes, but they also haven’t played in as many events. Corkins has played and cashed in three events for a modest $12,000 while Brunson has played and cashed in three events for a better $44,000.
Also part of the Brunson 10 is the legends-in-the-making team, a troupe of elite poker players who have been proving their worth at the 2010 WSOP. All six members have a combined total in cashes of more than $454,000 at this year’s World Series of Poker. Among these young guns of poker are Amit Makhija, Dani Stern, Chris Moorman, Zach Clark, Alex Kamberis, and Steve Gross.
The Brunson 10 is still short a few members, and with an open spot available, the poker pros are vying for the chance to join the club as the seventh member by competing at the 2010 World Series of Poker. The four players in the running to become the final member of the Brunson 10 include Faraz Jaka, Daniel Kelly, Michael Martin, and Daniel Sands, who coincidentally happens to look like the twin brother of murder suspect and online poker player Joran van der Sloot.
The potential Brunson 10 members have earned more than $1.5 million at the 2010 WSOP so far. $1.3 million of that was part of the recent bracelet win by Dan Kelly in the $25k No Limit Hold’em/Six-handed event.
The four potential Brunson 10 members are awarded points each time they cash in a WSOP event, and the player with the most points at the end of the 2010 WSOP will be the final member of the Brunson 10 team.
With more than $2 million won by the Brunson 10 so far and Dan Kelly’s first-ever WSOP bracelet win, there was much to celebrate at Doyle Brunson’s Official 2010 WSOP Party July 3rd. The industry’s top pros and online poker players joined Doyle Brunson and the Brunson 10 to kickoff the WSOP Main Event at the Wynn and celebrate their massive achievements during the series.