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Tony Dunst Wins World Poker Tour Caribbean $3,500 Main Event

'Raw Deal', Final Table Live Stream Host Wins $145,000 For First WPT Title


It’s been over three years since poker pro Tony “bond18” Dunst was hired by the World Poker Tour to provide commentary on poker hands for the show’s “Raw Deal” segments as well as the final table live streams. In the 2013 WPT Caribbean $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event Dunst proved that he could back up his analysis at the tables when he topped the field of 191 players to win his first WPT title and the $145,000 first-place prize.

In addition to the title and the money, Dunst also earned 504 Card Player Player of the Year points. Dunst came into the televised final table of six with the chip lead, but his path to victory was far from easy. He had to top a tough field with many notable player’s making deep runs including Byron Kaverman (13th – $8,600), Ebony Kenney (10th – $10,500), former WPT champion Bobby Oboodi (8th – $19,200) and 2012 WPT Championship winner Marvin Rettenmaier (4th – $46,800).

Dunst defeated Italian Giacomo Fundaro heads-up for the win. Dunst had a chip lead of roughly 5-to-1 when the final showdown began, and although Fundaro was able to mount a small comeback, Dunst eventually was able to extend his lead to nearly 10-to-1 before the final arose. Dunst moved all-in preflop with the JDiamond Suit2Heart Suit and Fundaro called with the KHeart Suit3Heart Suit. The board ran out JSpade Suit9Diamond Suit2Spade Suit6Spade Suit6Heart Suit and just like that Dunst had secured his spot on the WPT champions trophy. Fundaro took home $100,000 and 420 POY points for his runner-up finish.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Tony Dunst $145,000 504
2 Giacomo Fundaro $100,000 420
3 Severin Schleser $63,500 336
4 Marvin Rettenmaier $46,800 252
5 Zoltan Purak $35,900 210
6 Robbie Bakker $28,700 168
7 Jean Fortin $23,800 126
8 Bahbak Oboodi $19,200 84
9 James Joyner $14,300 42

Photo courtesy of World Poker Tour / Joe Giron.



almost 8 years ago

Well done Tony :*)


almost 8 years ago

Congrats Tony!