Doyle went on to earn a master’s degree in administrative education; after all, if he couldn’t play sports, he wouldteach sports. By that time, he had already begun traveling to different colleges to play in small poker games, winning often. When he realized how little teachers were paid, he decided against that profession.
He explained to me that he received only one paycheck! “I went to work selling bookkeeping equipment in my assigned territory for the Burroughs Corporation. When I saw my first paycheck, I realized I could rake in more money in one pot than what I made after a whole week of hard work! I knew right away where my ‘territory’ was. It was right there in those small poker games in Texas.”
The Good Ol’ Days
In the early days, there were no legal Pengeluaran Hkpoker rooms, and Doyle drove hundreds of miles to play in a good “outlaw” poker game. He lived through an era in which one had to concern oneself not only with winning, but collecting the money and then being lucky enough to get out of town safely with the money!
In those years, Doyle explains that he had to worry about getting cheated, robbed, attacked, beaten, or even arrested before he got out of Dodge with his bankroll.
He was robbed more times than he can remember, and believe me, the man’s recollection is phenomenal. He recalls sitting in a poker game on Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth one bleak day: “All of a sudden, someone busted the door down blasting a shotgun. The gunman shot off the head of the guy sittin’ next to me. I saw the guy’s head falling off and splattering against the wall! It was tough, that’s what …