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

One For the Cameras

Okay, you'll no doubt see some of this hand on ESPN. It happened just before the break.

Table 372 has been going nuts today, and another all-in shout drew our attention over there once again. When we walked up, it was Ian Gordon all in for 1.035 million against Tony Dunst. We arrived just in time to see Gordon's sour look as he turned over his {A-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} against Dunst's {A-Diamonds} {A-Hearts}. A player across the table mentioned that he'd folded the last ace in the deck.

There was a long pause for the television crew to make their way over, and Dunst was chatty. "You have about a million, Ike?" Dunst had his opponent easily covered, but he was apparently concerned about the potential damage. And with good reason. The dealer burned a card, and Dunst was the one standing.

The {Q-Spades} peeked right in the window, and the dealer slowly peeled it sideways to reveal the {Q-Hearts} right below it! The full flop ran {5-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts} {Q-Spades}, and Dunst was drawing dead thanks to the last ace being safely in the muck already. The turn and river were the {2-Diamonds} and {2-Hearts}.

Thanks to that sickness, Gordon has found his unlikely double up. He's back over 2 million now, while Dunst has taken a big hit to put him down 900,000.

Tags: Ian GordonTony Dunst