Tony “bond18” Dunst Wins First WPT Title At The Casino Royale

Tony “bond18” Dunst Wins First WPT Title At The Casino RoyaleTony “bond18” Dunst has won the World Poker Tour Caribbean, after besting a field of 191 players on his way to collecting the $145,000 first-place prize, and capturing his first ever WPT title.’The Raw Deal’ host now boasts $874,005 in live winnings to go with the $1,821,582 he has won online playing under the screen name Bond18.
Following his impressive victory at the Casino Royale in St. Maarten, Dunst later tweeted: “Ran incredibly pure and won @WPT Carib this afternoon. Really appreciate all the kind words and support people sent. Off to Montreal next.”
The $3,500 Main Event was well attended by the pros and amongst the notable names cashing in at the tournament was Byron Kaverman in 13th ($8,600), Ebony Kenney in 10th ($10,500), and WPT champion Bobby Oboodi in 8th ($19,200). By the time the final table of six had been reached, Tony Dunst was the joint leader along with Severin Schleser on a 118bb stack, followed next by Robbie Bakker (89bb), Marvin Rettenmaier (87bb), Giacomo Fundaro (38bb), and Zoltan Purak (27bb).
Tony Dunst (Jc-10c) then proceeded to eliminate Robert Bakker (A-A) in 6th ($28,700) on a Ac-10-5c-2-Qc board, before being dealt A-Q and doing likewise to Zoltan Purak (8-8) in 5th for $35,900.
A little later, Severin Schleser (A-J) took care of Marvin Rettenmaier (J-8) in 4th ($46,800), but soon after was eliminated himself by Tony Dunst in 3rd ($63,500), to herald in the heads-up phase of the competition between himself and 2012 WPT Mazagan champion Giacomo Fundaro.
As the final battle commenced, Dunst held a 5-to-1 chip lead over Fundaro, and eventually Dunst closed out the victory after being dealt J-2 and putting the now short-stacked Italian pro all-in with K-2. The board subsequently rolled out J-9-2-6-6 to consign Giacomo Fundaro to a runner-up finish worth $100,000, while Tony Dunst was crowned the 2013 WPT Caribbean champion.
Final Table Payouts:
1st:  Tony Dunst – $145,000
2nd:  Giacomo Fundaro – $100,000
3rd:  Severin Schleser – $63,500
4th:  Marvin Rettenmaier – $46,800
5th:  Zoltan Purak – $35,900
6th:  Robert Bakker – $28,700

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