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Layne Flack Causes Flack With Lame Reply Regarding Doyle Brunson

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Sep/22/2010
Layne Flack

Professional poker player Layne Flack would have fit in well with the Soviet propagandists of the Cold War era.

They were good at revising history.

And so, it appears, is he.

In 2008, Flack, who's won six World Series of Poker (WSOP) championship gold bracelets in his career, famously went to war with one of poker's icons, the legendary Doyle Brunson, who's won 10 bracelets.

Dismissing the validity of Brunson's bracelet total because the WSOP had fewer partcipants in its early years than it does now, Flack said in an interview with Card Player magazine: "You want to talk about buying a bracelet? Let's talk about Doyle's bracelet when there were eight people in the tournament. The critics should look back in history and see where a bracelet has been bought."

Brunson then responded to the shot from Flack, on his blog at Doylesroom.com: "I thought this man was a friend of mine. Back in the early days of the WSOP, I certainly didn't even consider that a bracelet would have any value. I only played in 2 or 3 events a year because Jack Binion expected me to. I actually didn't pick up two bracelets in the 70's-80's because I already had a couple. I never won a tournament that had 8 people in it. There were only 14 entries in a mixed double tournament that Starla Brodie and I won. If I could find that bracelet, I would sent it to Layne and tell him to stick it where the sun doesn't shine."

Flack recently fathered a child out of wedlock, and the other day he was on his Facebook page posting photos of the baby and responding to comments.

Via his Facebook page, I asked him a simple question: Are you still feuding with Doyle Brunson?

"I never was, but thanks for asking," came the curt and sarcastic response a few minutes later that he posted on the page.

Thinking perhaps that he had forgotten what happened, I reminded him of how he had blasted Brunson.

Within a few more minutes, that comment, plus the earlier exchange with him, were deleted from his Facebook page.

Feud with Doyle?

What feud with Doyle?

Never happened, so don't ask about something that didn't happen, because, you know, it didn't happen.

Yo, Layne, if you're still that embarrassed or ashamed about what you said about Doyle two years ago, maybe you shouldn't have been ripping him in a national poker magazine.

Tom Somach
Gambling911.com Staff Writer
tomsomach@yahoo.com

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