Coming into Day 3, Texas Dolly found himself with 335,000 in chips while son Todd had 374,500, putting both Brunsons in great shape for a deep father-and-son finish.
It was not to be. With fifteen players left, Brunson pater got all-in with queens against Scott Dorin's A-Q. But Dorin would bink an ace to send Doyle packing. Todd would bust in eighth after running into David Chiu's rolled-up kings.
So how does Doyle Brunson deal with a bad beat? A little retail therapy, according to his Twitter feed:
"i'm so pissed i went and bought myself a new platinum package Escalade. didn't help...suicide watch in effect!!"
The Cadillac Escalade, known as the Cadillac of luxury SUVS, starts at $81,335 and features 22 inch wheels, aniline leather (whatever that is) and something called a magnetic suspension adjustment.
Anyways it's a nice truck.
Those concerned about Brunson's outlook on life need not worry, either, as the great man Tweeted that he has no plans to abandon his new truck just yet:
"suicide watch over...i'll sleep like a baby..u know, sleep awhile, cry awhile, sleep awhile, cry awhile.Todd made the final table at least!"