Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

The Heart Rate of Tony Dunst


A cry of "All in and call at 372!" and Tony Dunst standing up from his seat brought us to the Red mini-feature table. Dunst was all in pre-flop for a total of 457,000 with {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}. Ryan Eriquezzo, who had been dealt {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}, was Dunst's opponent. Eriquezzo checked exactly how much he was on the hook for if he lost the hand.

"458? 457?" said Dunst. "But you might queen-ball it."

"How about three diamonds on the flop?" Eriquezzo responded. He had no such luck as the flop came {4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}.

"Well, you got the three part right," said another player at the table, referring to the {3-Clubs}. The turn {9-Spades} was another blank, leaving Dunst one card away from a double-up.

"The heart rate is slightly accelerated right now," Dunst said. "A little bit." We can only imagine it stopped completely as a river face-card flashed -- but it was a harmless {k-Clubs}, not a Dunst-killing queen. Dunst secured the double-up to climb to 915,000.

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