Doyle Brunson wrote Super System which is considered by many to be the Bible of poker.
He is so well-known and respected in the poker community that he needs no introduction.
Doyle Brunson Interview Published November 2006
Intro by Eric Sprague:
Doyle Brunson is a true legend in the poker community. We are fortunate to be able to ask him questions in this interview. Some of our forum members came up with some interesting questions below. We hope you enjoy them.
FTR - micheal1123:
1. What is your style of play on day one of major multiday tournaments? Do you try and see a lot of flops and look to outplay the poor players that are still alive early on, or are you tight preflop? Assuming the former, when playing mediocre hands preflop (like 22, 54s, 97o, etc.) are you often open raising or open limping, limping along or attacking limpers? Do you ever open limp?
My style depends on the quality of players I am playing with. I do limp with a lot of hands early in a tournament, because there is usually a lot of inexperienced players that will pay off your hands when you hit them. But, you have a tough time "outplaying" poor players because they don't recognize sophisticated plays. Consequently. you have to outhold them in the early stages.
FTR - gabe:
2. What do you think of the increase in holdem events at the WSOP? Are there any games they have taken out that you miss?
I think they have far too many events at the WSOP, particularly holdem events. The prestige of having a bracelet in holdem at the World Series is rapidly going down.
FTR - Les_Worm:
3. With major tournament fields growing to massive sizes, are they worth it anymore to you? The chances of making a final table on those multi day tournaments are slim and the money you would make for a cash would seem small compared to what you can make playing in the biggest cash games over a couple days. I guess what I am asking is would you rather weed through hundreds or thousands of poor players for a comparatively *small* amount of money or play with the best players in the world for a chance to win much more?
Because I represent Doylesroom.com I play in the big tournaments for the publicity I receive. I prefer playing in the big cash games.
FTR - DaNutsInYoEye:
4. As your son Todd was moving up the ranks as a poker pro you paid Mike Caro to give him lessons. Why did you decide to not mentor him yourself?
Mike showed Todd a few things when he first turned pro. I felt he would listen to Mike more than he would me. Actually, Todd is a self taught player that came up from the ranks, playing for years at the lower limits, working his way to the big games. I think Todd is in the top five players in the world.
FTR - Pingviini:
5. What is your advice for aspiring cash games player when he wants to develop himself and move up to at least middle-high stakes(10/20NL) ? What are the most common pitfalls young guns tend to make when trying this? What do you consider to be the virtues of a good cash games player compared to tournament players? What are the biggest leaks the rising young stars nowadays tend to have in cash games? Can you tell some of the most important factors that have made you such a good player over the years?
My advice is very simple. Play at the level you can win at consistently. If you try to move up too fast, usually you won't be successful. That is the biggest "leak" young players make. The most important virtue any player, including myself, is discipline and self control.
FTR - Eric:
6. In Super System you have some interesting comments in the Superstitions section, "Nor do I like to see women at a Poker table. That's not superstition, either. I was brought up to respect women, and I just don't feel comfortable in high-stakes warfare against women." 
You chose Jennifer Harman to write the Limit section in Super System II. Have your views changed over the years as far as seeing women at the poker table?
Yes, I have changed my view on women players. Because the game is viewed as respectable now, I feel it is ok for women to play at all levels. I chose Jennifer to write the Limit section, not because she was a woman, but because I thought she was the best player at that game.
We really appreciate Doyle taking time from his busy schedule to answer our questions!
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