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hey anyone know brunson's favorite hand? 2 10? suited? not suited?
 
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10-2 is a Brunson, suited or not. He won back to back wsop main events with this hand.

In 1976 it was :10s4: :2s4: against Jessie Alto who with :As: :Jh: flopped top 2 against Doyles bottom pair :Ah: :Js: :10h4:.Doyle then sucked out a :2c4: on the turn and a :10d4: on the river for a full house.

In 1977 it was :10s4: :2h4: Against Bones Berlands :8h4: :5c4:. This time the flop was :10d4: :8s4: :5c4: Once again Berland flopped 2 pair, once again Doyle caught the 10. Once again :2c4: on the turn and :10c4: 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.
 
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^ I've always wondered how those hands played out. thanks
 
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Doyle Brunson has a couple of hands named after him like the 10 2 , and the A Q but in his book he says that his favorite hands are the low suited connectors. Now this may have been many years ago and it may have changed now but ithought i would let you know if you havent read his first book.
 
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