Poker's grand ol' man, Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson, is ready to take on this year's World Series of Poker. The living legend plans to enter the series' $5,000 Omaha 8 or Better event as his first tournament.
The 2012 World Series of Poker will also this year be blessed with the presence of Doyle Brunson, the Poker Hall of Famer revealed on Twitter
Brunson is already a living legend of the series, having won its Main Event back-to-back in 1976 and 1977.
Since then, Brunson has won more a total of 10 golden bracelets, putting him in second place on the overall winners list, only surpassed by Phil Hellmuth
, who has won 11.
This year, Brunson will be making a delayed entrance into the series, as he will not be in action before June 25th for the $5,000 PLO Hi-Low Split-8 or Better.
"Planning on making my first start in the 5K 8 or better tourney," Brunson tweeted
"Probably gonna register late to cut down the hours," he added.
Brunson's delayed entry into the tournament series is slightly uncharacteristic, as he has been a steady figure in a multitude of big WSOP events over the past years.
However, since touring Europe for a selection of big tournaments this year, Brunson last month announced that he would be cutting down his tournament schedule and instead focus on playing in the less travel-demanding Las Vegas cash games.
Besides his 10 WSOP bracelets, Brunson has also made a full 41 World Series cashes, including three in the Main Event.