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July 12, 2009 | Richard Abowitz
Wynn Resort's posh nightclub Blush didn't seem to be enforcing its "casual chic" dress code earlier this month when poker players gathered to honor one of their own: Doyle Brunson. Wearing a big cowboy hat (normally a club no-no) and bouncing the occasional admiring young woman on his knee, the 75-year-old Brunson was having a blast telling stories of games past.
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July 12, 2009 | Richard Abowitz
Wynn Resort's posh nightclub Blush didn't seem to be enforcing its "casual chic" dress code earlier this month when poker players gathered to honor one of their own: Doyle Brunson. Wearing a big cowboy hat (normally a club no-no) and bouncing the occasional admiring young woman on his knee, the 75-year-old Brunson was having a blast telling stories of games past.
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July 13, 2005 | From Reuters
Gaming entertainment company WPT Enterprises Inc.'s shares slid after a $700-million bid from U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson crumpled, prompting some queries about the offer's veracity. A spokeswoman said WPT, which owns the "World Poker Tour" television series, spoke to Brunson, who indicated he would provide no further information about the vague cash offer that was received Thursday.
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March 23, 2008 | By Paul Cullum, Special to The Times
"At the end of the day, being a professional poker player is a little disheartening because it's your job as a poker player to surround yourself with the most moronic people you can find on a daily basis. Rich and stupid is best. " That's Phil Gordon, the 6-foot-4, camera-ready former co-host of Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown," cooling his heels in the Bel-Air Room of the Golden Nugget, down at the far end of the Las Vegas Strip. He's in town on this summer day in 2006 for the World Series of Poker, getting underway over at the Rio. But what brought him downtown was the chance to jump-start his acting career in "The Grand," the latest satirical sendup from Zak Penn and the team behind "Incident at Loch Ness," which did for Werner Herzog documentaries what "This Is Spinal Tap" once did for rock docs.
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July 14, 2005 | From Reuters
U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson confirmed Wednesday that his $700-million offer to buy gaming entertainment group WPT Enterprises Inc. had expired, pushing the stock down an additional 8%. Los Angeles-based WPT, which owns the popular World Poker Tour television show, said a group of investors led by Brunson submitted the offer last Thursday and asked for a response by Tuesday, with a one-week extension provision.
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December 17, 2005 | From Reuters
U.S. securities regulators said Friday that they were formally investigating U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson's unsolicited $700-million offer in July to buy WPT Enterprises Inc., a Los Angeles-based gaming entertainment firm. News of the bid, which was nearly double the company's market value at the time, sent WPT's stock soaring more than 50% in one day to an intraday high of $29.50.
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March 23, 2008 | By Paul Cullum, Special to The Times
"At the end of the day, being a professional poker player is a little disheartening because it's your job as a poker player to surround yourself with the most moronic people you can find on a daily basis. Rich and stupid is best. " That's Phil Gordon, the 6-foot-4, camera-ready former co-host of Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown," cooling his heels in the Bel-Air Room of the Golden Nugget, down at the far end of the Las Vegas Strip. He's in town on this summer day in 2006 for the World Series of Poker, getting underway over at the Rio. But what brought him downtown was the chance to jump-start his acting career in "The Grand," the latest satirical sendup from Zak Penn and the team behind "Incident at Loch Ness," which did for Werner Herzog documentaries what "This Is Spinal Tap" once did for rock docs.
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January 17, 2010 | By Steve Rosenbloom
Ever since Doyle Brunson wrote about the value of suited connectors in his seminal poker tome "Super/System" more than 30 years ago, people have played them as if they were pocket aces. But even when you have position and a narrowed range of your opponent's holdings, you have to know your limits, as aggressive pro Mark Seif figured out at, appropriately, the $15,000-buy-in Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Las Vegas' Bellagio in 2008. With blinds at $50-$100, Seif found 10-9 of clubs on the button and called a raise to $350 from the player to his right.
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July 12, 2005 | From Reuters
Gaming entertainment company WPT Enterprises Inc. said Monday that it was willing to let a $700-million takeover offer expire today if it was still unable to get key information from the bidding group led by U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson. "At this point, without any further information, we would let it expire," WPT Chief Executive Steven Lipscomb said.
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September 2, 2007 | Jenny Sundel
Perhaps the dress code should have called for board shorts and bikinis at the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 26 at Universal City's Gibson Amphitheatre, where winners took home surfboards, not statuettes. 1. Avril Lavigne was riding high after her win for her song "Girlfriend," which she performed during the show. But teen queen 2. Miley Cyrus edged out the pop-punk princess in the summer artist category and also snagged best TV actress in a comedy honors. 3.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2005 | From Reuters
U.S. securities regulators said Friday that they were formally investigating U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson's unsolicited $700-million offer in July to buy WPT Enterprises Inc., a Los Angeles-based gaming entertainment firm. News of the bid, which was nearly double the company's market value at the time, sent WPT's stock soaring more than 50% in one day to an intraday high of $29.50.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2005 | From Reuters
U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson confirmed Wednesday that his $700-million offer to buy gaming entertainment group WPT Enterprises Inc. had expired, pushing the stock down an additional 8%. Los Angeles-based WPT, which owns the popular World Poker Tour television show, said a group of investors led by Brunson submitted the offer last Thursday and asked for a response by Tuesday, with a one-week extension provision.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2005 | From Reuters
Gaming entertainment company WPT Enterprises Inc.'s shares slid after a $700-million bid from U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson crumpled, prompting some queries about the offer's veracity. A spokeswoman said WPT, which owns the "World Poker Tour" television series, spoke to Brunson, who indicated he would provide no further information about the vague cash offer that was received Thursday.
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February 3, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking to force testimony from the man who it says ran the website of Doyle Brunson, a member of the Poker Hall of Fame now under investigation by the agency. The SEC has twice subpoenaed Wallace Nakano over www.doylesroom.com, where Brunson announced his unsolicited $700-million offer to buy Los Angeles-based WPT Enterprises Inc., creator of the World Poker Tour television show. Nakano claims that the subpoenas weren't properly served.
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September 12, 2006 | Dana Parsons
You sit there at the poker table, expressionless. The cards are dealt and you slowly peek at them, revealing nothing. No one can tell if you've just seen two aces or if a spider is crawling up your leg. You study the cards as if poring over an especially difficult Greek translation. You finger your chips. You stare at your opponents, waiting to see if an eyelid flutters or a pupil dilates. Or perhaps a hand movement that will betray a powerful secret.
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