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2011 WSOP Main Event Day 1 - Brunson Plays Day 1a

8 July 2011, By: compncards
Doyle Day 1a 319x300
Doyle Day 1a 319x300

The 2011 WSOP Main Event officially kicked off on Thursday and contrary to his statement made on Twitter during the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship, Doyle was indeed in this one.

In fact, Doyle even gave the customary "Shuffle Up and Deal" call to kick off the Main Event.

How did this come to fruition? Apparently Dewey Tomko is the person that convinced him to play. Doyle said on Twitter yesterday:

TexDolly Stop it. I entered myself just like always. Dewey just pushed me to it. It's hard to believe some people

After entering he tweeted:

TexDolly ok, I, offically am playing the ME.Do I feel good? No. Do I want to play? No. Am I playing my best? No. Am I gonna try my best? Damn right!!

TexDolly BTW...pity party is over for me. Fuck Murphys Law!

Unfortunately, the day for Doyle didn't go well. According to Dr. Pauly:

taopauly Mothership TV table: TexDolly bored to death & looking at Twitter. Mickey Appleman looks like he woke up in backseat of his car

Brunson had been down to his last 4,375 chips when he moved in with pocket fives against Steve Costello's Ac-Qh. Both an ace and a queen on the flop put Doyle behind and he could not catch a five.

As such, Doyle had a quick exit out of the 2011 WSOP Main Event.

While this exit isn't that surprising considering his lack of enthusiasm, many are crediting him for stepping up as a poker ambassador:

ESPN_Poker (Andrew Feldman)It was another quick exit for @TexDolly, but good to see him playing regardless.

MarieLizette (Marie-Lizette Acoba) As @TexDolly is elminated from @WSOP main event, @WSOPTD calls for a round of applause for the father of poker...Good Game Doyle :-)

Disco_Stu78 (Stuart Morgan) @texdolly Know that you were not feeling like playing today, but it's awesome you did. Best poker ambassador EVER!!!

GSoltow (George Soltow) @WSOP @TexDolly thanks for playing Doyle. You make the WSOP better and when the time comes that you don't play it will be a lesser event.

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