Tony Dunst Wins WSOP Event And Gold Bracelet
Poker-pro, World Poker Tour presenter, and World Series of Poker regular Tony Dunst has won his second WSOP bracelet.
Dunst not only got to walk away the champion of Event #21, complete with a WSOP bracelet in tow, but also now gets to bank $168,342 in first-place prize money for his final-table efforts. Winning the 21st event played as part of this year’s WSOP Online Series makes of Dunst the fortunate owner of no fewer than five career cashes.
Dunst beat a total of 1,361 entries to the top.
WSOP Gold Bracelet #2
Dunst four years ago successfully nabbed his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet when he won $339,254 finishing in pole position during a $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event. And the famous television presenter actually came remarkably close to repeating that particular stunt when he finished in the runner-up position in last year’s No Limit Hold’em $5,000 buy-in event.
This year’s success saw Dunst beating several big Poker guns to the final table in the $777 buy-in Six Max event. Phil Helmuth finished up in the 114th position ($1,429) and Jamie Kerstetter did the same by finishing 206th overall ($1,047). Canadian Poker champion Daniel Negreanu finished 30th ($5,144).
Negreanu has been making constant headway and has successfully finished in the money on a couple of recent occasions. Which probably indicates that he’s likely to find himself seated at a final table really soon. Negreanu is bound to be quite eager to get his hands on another WSOP gold bracelet, having already bagged several throughout his illustrious professional Poker career.
Dunst Out-Pacing The Pace
The six-handed final table saw Dunst leading the chip-count; without a doubt nearly always indicative of even bigger things to come. Dunst wasted no time ousting Jon Turner, and with only four opponents remaining on the opposite side of the table, he soon did the same to Krista Gifford.
At that point locked and loaded due to a fantastic 13-million chip-stack, Dunst casually sat back watching James Pace’s ace-ten make quick work of sticking it to Charles Phillips’ jack-eight. Alec Parslow would be the unlucky soul to fall from the wagon shortly after Pace’s exit.
The final dual saw Dunst facing off with Pace while boosted by a 2:1 chip-lead. Pace’s straight ultimately proved no match for Dunst’s flush, which saw Pace having to rummage for the little chips he had left.
Pace eventually busted out completely, leaving Dunst the ultimate champion and nearly $4 million strong in live tournament earnings.