Tony Dunst

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner and WPT commentator, Tony Dunst. He captured Event #21, the $777 no-limit hold’em 6-handed event, earning $168,342 over a field of 1,361 entries, for his second WSOP bracelet overall.  In 2016, Tony captured his first bracelet in Event #63, $1,000 no-limit hold’em, taking home $339,254.

In addition to playing poker, Tony is the lead commentator for the World Poker Tour (WPT), alongside longtime WPT commentator Vince Van Patten. Originally, Tony was the host of the Raw Deal segment on the WPT broadcast, but moved into the booth in 2017 to take over for Mike Sexton after the Poker Hall of Famer’s retirement.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner and WPT commentator, Tony Dunst.
0:28 Bernard discusses future interviews with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winners including Michael Lech (Event #13), Pat Lyons (Event #17), and Nick Binger (Event #24). Also, Bernard will interview reporters and commentators in the coming weeks.
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4:59 Bernard welcomes 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner and WPT commentator, Tony Dunst.
5:54 Tony joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
6:30 Tony talks about how special it was to win a WSOP bracelet online. Under screen name Bond18, he began playing online poker back in 2002 and describes the scene back then.
8:55 Tony discusses why he chose to be a Theater major in college and how it helped in his current role in the WPT.
10:43 Tony discusses how the Raw Deal opportunity came about with the WPT.
14:41 Tony describes the transition into the WPT booth, taking over for Mike Sexton after Mike’s retirement.
16:55 Tony explains how commentating WPT final tables has helped his own poker game.
21:11 Tony explains how special his 2013 WPT title meant to him.
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23:46 Bernard continues his interview with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner and WPT commentator, Tony Dunst.
24:57 Tony explains how important it was for him to win a WSOP bracelet, but also wants to win Poker’s Triple Crown (WSOP bracelet, WPT main event and EPT main event titles).
31:01 Tony explains how the play was on WSOP.com as compared to the height of poker back in the 2000s. He also discusses how players in the current world have access to lots of teaching aids online in the form of poker training sites.
36:53 Tony talks about playing in the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series.
38:32 Tony talks about his incredible run, winning his 2nd WSOP bracelet, including his massive chip lead in the final two tables.
43:15 Tony talks about heads-up including the pivotal hand of his bracelet win.
46:14 Tony talks about the WPT World Online Championship of Poker happening on partypoker. (Unfortunately, players in the U.S. cannot play in this event.)

Tony Dunst

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