If you haven’t already heard, Doyle Brunson, the Godfather of Poker and figurehead of Doyle’s Room Poker, has been wrangling up the players he deems to be the brightest rising stars in online poker to form his own team of sponsored online poker pros: The Brunson 10. DoylesRoom currently ranks around 6th in our pick for top online poker sites and with this move to create more exposure for the growing poker room, we expect good things from Doyles Room in the future.
Alex Kamberis, who goes by AJKHoosier1 online, is a 23-year-old with an incredible $4 million in career online poker winnings. A former Card Player Magazine Online Player of the Year (beating Steve “gboro780” Gross, the runner-up, by some 1,500 points), Kameris finished 3rd in the 2008 WCOOP Main Event for a $782,542 payday.
Kamberis is the fifth member of the still-forming Brunson 10, the other four members being:
- Zachary “CrazyZachary” Clark
- Amit “amak316” Makhija
- Chris “Moorman1” Moorman
- Dani “Ansky” Stern
Kamberis would have been the sixth new member of the Brunson 10 had Alec Torelli not left the team earlier in the year to join forces with a competing online poker network. AJKHoosier1’s first appearance as a representative of DoylesRoom Poker and the Brunson 10 was at the North American Poker Tour (NAPT) Venetian stop, in the $25,000 High Roller Bounty Shootout event.
The Texas Dolly, Doyle Brunson (and son, co-figurehead of the site, also-pro Todd Brunson) has five more online poker whizzes to find and recruit for his Brunson 10 before the team is complete. He promises to find at least most of those in the course of this year. There is an interesting interview with AJKHoosier here.