..

Doyle Brunson Cancer Scare: Will be His 12th Major Operation

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Feb/05/2015
Doyle Brunson Cancer Scare: Will be His 12th Major Operation

81-year-old poker pro Doyle Brunson confirmed Thursday he has early stage Melanoma skin cancer and is set to undergo surgery on his head to have it removed.  It is his 3rd Melanoma discovered in so many years.

Brunson, while not worried about going under the knife, tweeted that this will be his 12th major operation.

Simple or not, this will be my 12th major operation. Gonna play poker now because i always heard u get lucky right before u die.#justsaying

Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers. However, it is much more dangerous if it is not found in the early stages. It causes the majority (75%) of deaths related to skin cancer.

In 1962 Brunson was diagnosed with incurable cancer on his neck but, following an operation, no traces of the cancer were ever discovered again.

Brunson is widely rumored to be playing in the upcoming Winning Millions online poker tournament at Americas Cardroom on February 22, though his participation has yet to be confirmed by Gambling911.com.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

Poker News

PartyPoker War on Bots Continues, Closes to Serbian Market

PartyPoker War on Bots Continues, Closes to Serbian Market

PartyPoker continues to wage war on bots, this time resulting in the termination of 121 fraudulent accounts and $76,267 and €88,351 confiscated.

Winners of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Announced

Winners of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Announced

For the fifth consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded with the crowning of The Big 4 champions at the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

Embattled Houston Poker Room Wins Again

Embattled Houston Poker Room Wins Again

Nuisance lawsuits against Prime Social Poker Room and Post Oak Poker Club have been dropped.

Charlie Carrel Threatens Lawsuit Against Fellow Poker Pro Doug Polk

Charlie Carrel Threatens Lawsuit Against Fellow Poker Pro Doug Polk

Controversial poker pro and vlogger Doug Polk was recently threatened with a lawsuit by fellow player Charlie Carrel, whose own Twitter feed intro reads "Made 7 digits from 2 digits playing poker".  

Phil Hellmuth Tops All Time Money List in Poker?

"Wow!....Didn't know," was the response from the World Series of Poker top bracelet winner when advised he topped the list of all time money winners in poker.

Syndicate