10-2 is a Brunson, suited or not. He won back to back WSOP
main events with this hand.
In 1976 it was
against Jessie Alto who with :As: :Jh: flopped top 2 against Doyles bottom pair :Ah: :Js:
.Doyle then sucked out a
on the turn and a
on the river for a full house.
In 1977 it was
Against Bones Berlands
. This time the flop was
Once again Berland flopped 2 pair, once again Doyle caught the 10. Once again
on the turn and
on the river.
The question many people ask is "What was a great player like Doyle thinking playing trash hands like this?". But when you consider that almost all tournaments are settled heads-up, any high card is playable. In both cases he flopped a pair. Again, heads-up, any pair is good 2 out of 3 times. In '76 Alto bet out with top 2 and Doyle went all-in. In '77 both players checked the flop. This time Doyle bet out with 2 pair on the turn and Berland went all-in.
Even though the Alto beat was an unquestioned suckout, it wasn't a bad beat. Doyle played the hand the way he should have and got lucky. In both cases the best man won.