Sands and Kelly Newest Members of Brunson 10

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The “Brunson 10” is getting a little closer to living up to its name after deciding on a seventh and eighth member.  For those of you who haven’t heard of this elite group, the Brunson 10 is Doyle Brunson’s group of players who represent the poker room that carries his namesake in Doyles Room.  All of the players Brunson has picked so far are some of the best, young online poker players in the industry.

Getting back to the new mystery members, Brunson chose four of the world’s best internet poker players before the beginning of the WSOP with Dan “djk123” Kelly, David “Doc Sands” Sands, Faraz “The_Toilet” Jaka, and Michael “martin23” Martin to compete against each other for the Brunson 10’s seventh spot.  After picking these players, he made up a system that would determine the winner of the open spot based on how many poker games they cashed in.  Plus any of the four players could guarantee themselves a place in the Brunson 10 by winning a WSOP poker tournament and gold bracelet.

In the early going, it looked like Faraz “The_Toilet” Jaka would grab the open spot at Doyle’s online poker room.  However, Dan “djk123” Kelly and David “Doc Sands” Sands battled back to take the top two spots in the competition.  Kelly then guaranteed himself a spot in the Brunson 10 by winning a gold bracelet in Event #52’s $25,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em tourney.

This left Martin, Sands, and Jaka battling over the open spot in the “Become a Legend” race.  Basically, it turned into a two-person race with Jaka and Sands in the thick of things.  “The Toilet” was going strong with three cashes and $113,646 in total prize money.  But with visions of sponsorship money and promoting online poker deals in dancing his head, Doc Sands pulled away in the end by cashing five times for a total of $88k. 

Despite earning less overall money, the fact that Doc Sands cashed in more events and earned more points in Brunson’s system gave him the edge.  Now he’ll be promoting those 33% rakeback deals that are offered at Doyles Room!

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