WPT Commentator Tony Dunst Wins Second WSOP Bracelet and $168K

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Tony Dunst is known by many poker fans for his work as an analyst and commentator on the World Poker Tour broadcast. But he’s also known among poker players as a legitimate threat at the tables, and that side of Dunst was on display in the $777 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event on Tuesday where the poker pro came out on top of a 1,361-entry field to win $168,342 and his second career WSOP bracelet.

Tony Dunst adds a second WSOP bracelet to his poker hardware collection. (Image: World Poker Tour)

Dunst made a deep run in the very first event of this year’s WSOP Online Bracelet Series, finishing in third place for $57,881. He had three more small cashes in this series before Wednesday morning’s big score gave him his fifth cash of the series and the 56th WSOP cash of his career. Dunst has more than $1.2 million in WSOP tournament earnings and more than $3.8 million in total live earnings, according to his Hendon Mob profile.

Jon Turner (havuuuuuc) also advanced to the 6-handed final table in Event #21. Turner has more than $3.5 million in tournament earnings over the course of his impressive poker career, but his quest for a first WSOP bracelet will continue as he was the first player eliminated from the final table.

$777 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Results

  1. 1. Tony Dunst (Panoramic) $168,342
  2. 2. James Pace (paymycollege) $103,940
  3. 3. Alec Parslow (Tango_Bravo) $72,215
  4. 4. Charles Phillips (IloseStackz) $50,779
  5. 5. Krista Gifford (Pollux) $36,203
  6. 6. Jon Turner (havuuuuuc) $26,199

Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth Both Make the Money Again

Phil Hellmuth (Lumestackin) made his deepest run of the online series back in Event #1, finishing in 11th place for $7,872. But while the deep runs have eluded him since, Hellmuth has managed to grind out a handful of cashes this month. Monday’s 114th-place finish for $1,429 was Hellmuth’s fourth straight cash; he finished in 95th place in Event #20 ($921), 310th place in Event #19 ($733), and in 97th place for $1,782 in Event #18.

Daniel Negreanu (DNegs) followed up his 25th-place finish in the $500 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed event ($2,814) with a 30th-place finish for $5,145. With the blinds at 12,000/24,000 (ante 3,000), Negreanu three-bet shoved his stack of 376,422 in the cutoff over the top of a min-raise in the hijack. Randy Ohel (StayAlive) re-shoved in the small blind and it folded over to Negreanu who snap-called with a pair of kings. Negreanu was well ahead of Ohel’s pocket jacks, but a jack on the flop sent Kid Poker to the rail.

Ryan Laplante (Protential) continued his impressive run in this online series as well with a 99th-place finish for $1,524. Laplante has cashed an incredible 13 times through the first 21 events of the series and currently sits in 20th place on the $100,000 Online Series Leaderboard.

Other Notable Finishes

  • 39th Alan Engel (PhilIvey) $3,430
  • 58th Max Pescatori (MaxSparrow) $2,001
  • 60th Ryan Riess (BiTC0iN) $2,001
  • 69th Ian Steinman (APokerJoker2) $1,810
  • 87th Jason Somerville (haderade) $1,620
  • 109th Michael Lech (MiguelFiesta) $1,429
  • 189th Anthony Zinno (heheh) $1,048

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