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

Chuck Norris, Meet Bond18

First into the pot from the hijack seat, Charles Norris open-shoved his last ~300,000. We prefer to call him Chuck, though. Next door, Tony "Bond18" Dunst reshoved for 816,000, and the action wasn't done yet. When the button folded, small blind Ian Gordon called with his covering stack, and that put both players at risk and gave us a three-way showdown for the cameras! Cards up, gents:

Norris: {A-Spades} {10-Hearts}
Dunst: {A-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}
Gordon: {Q-Clubs} {Q-Spades}

Dunst stood from his chair to sweat his all in while Norris took the more conservative, more optimistic seated approach to his own sweat. Dunst was the only one chatting: "Well, if I have to go out, this is an admirable way to do it."

Ah, not so fast, Mr. Bond18.

The flop brought Dunst a pair with {6-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}, and the turn {6-Spades} meant that Norris was drawing dead and eliminated pending a fair river card. He finally stood to prepare for his exit, and the dealer filled out the board with the {10-Spades}. That's just fine with Dunst, and he earned the knockout to more than double up his stack.

He's up to about 2.1 million now, though we'll have to wait for him to finish stacking up to get a better count.

Tags: Charles NorrisIan GordonTony Dunst