Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Event Info

Prize Pool $952,700
Players 1361

Level Info

Level 40
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 25,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1361
Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst Wins Event #21: $777 NLH 6-Handed for 2nd Gold Bracelet ($168,342)

Chad_Holloway • Level 40: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Tony Dunst
Tony Dunst

On Tuesday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed attracted 849 players who rebought 512 times. The 1,361-entry field generated a $952,700 prize pool and after nearly 11 hours of play it was World Poker Tour commentator Tony Dunst emerging victorious to capture a $168,342.09 first-place prize and his second career bracelet.

It marked the second bracelet win for Dunst, who back in 2016 won the WSOP Event #63: $1,000 NLH for $339,254. Last year he nearly won his second when he finished runner-up to Carl Shaw in the 2019 WSOP Event #89: $5,000 NLH for $374,886, and back in January he also finished second in the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley $3,250 High Roller for $30,305.

According to HendonMob, Dunst has more than $3.8 million in lifetime live earnings including a career-high $700,069 for finishing second in the 2016 Aussie Millions. In 2013, Dunst etched his name on the WPT Champions Cup, which today renamed in honor of Mike Sexton, the man Dunst replaced. Dunst won the WPT St. Maarteen $3,500 Main Event for $145,000.

It also marked the fifth cash on the online series for Dunst, who finished third in Event #1: $500 NLH Kickoff for $57,881.

2020 WSOP Online Event #21 Final Table Results

1Tony “Panoramic” Dunst$168,342
2James “paymycollege” Pace$103,940
3Alec “Tango_Bravo” Parslow$72,215
4Charles “ilosestackz” Phillips$50,779
5Krista “Pollux” Gifford$36,203
6Jon “havuuuuuc” Turner$26,199

After Mark “bansman” Bansemer bubble the tournament in 207th place, the in-the-money bust outs came at a rapid pace and included Jamie “DanBilzerian” Kerstetter (206th - $1,047.97), Landon “ActionDealer” Tice (133rd - $1,333.78), Phil “Lumestackin” Hellmuth (114th - $1,429.05), and Ryan “protential” Laplante (99th - $1,524.32), who was cashing his eighth tournament in a row and 13th cash overall.

Others to fall before the final table were Jason “haderade” Somerville (87th - $1,619.59), Ryan “bitc0in” Riess (60th - $2,000.67), Vanessa “ContainsNuts” Kade (55th - $2,000.67), Ari “phil-ivey” Engel (39th - $3,429.72), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (30th – $5,144.58), Katie “azulciel” Stone (16th - $8,288.49), and final table bubble boy Randy “StayAlive” Ohel (7th - $19,244.54).

Dunst began the final table with a big chip lead and immediately set about building upon it. First, he used king-jack suited to outdraw Jon “havuuuuuc” Turner’s ace-nine, and then he woke up with pocket kings after Krista “Pollux” Gifford had jammed her short stack with king-ten. Gifford flopped a gutshot straight draw but missed to fall in fifth place.

With four players remaining, Dunst sat with more than 13 million while his three competitors were all under 3 million. James “paymycollege” Pace then absorbed the short stack of Charles “ilosestackz Phillips” when ace-ten held against jack-eight after an ace appeared on the flop.

With three players remaining, Alec “Tango_Bravo” Parslow got his last 4.1 million all in preflop with ace-king suited only to get outdrawn by Dunst, who hit a runner-runner straight with his ace-nine. That allowed Dunst to take a 13.1 million to 7.3 million chip lead into heads-up play against Pace.

The stacks were close to even when the defining hand played out. Pace wound up with a seven-high straight while Dunst, who was the shorter stack by just a hair, had a spade flush to double. Pace was left with less than a big blind, doubled it, and then went bust the hand after that running six-three into aces.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #22: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Wednesday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2020 WSOP bracelet!

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James "paymycollege" Pace Eliminated in 2nd Place ($103,939.57)

AnthonyThompson • Level 40: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

James "paymycollege" Pace limped in from the button and Tony "Panoramic" Dunst checked his big blind to see a {5-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop.

Dunst led out for 200,000 and Pace called to see the {3-Spades} appear on the turn.

Dunst check-raised Pace 425,000 bet to 1,600,000 and was called.

The {q-Hearts} completed the board on the river and Dunst fired out 3,200,000.Pace raised all in for 8,240,248 and Dunst called off his 8,124,752 stack.

Pace showed {q-Spades}{6-Clubs} for the seven-high straight but it was no good as Dunst held the flush {j-Spades}{8-Spades} to win the hand.

Pace was left with only 116,496 and he doubled it up only to fall the very next hand when he ran six-three into Dunst's pocket aces.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst 20,415,000 10,940,248
James "paymycollege" Pace Busted

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Alec "Tango_Bravo" Parslow Eliminated in 3rd Place ($72,214.66)

AnthonyThompson • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Alec "Tango_Bravo" Parslow opened for 350,000 from the small blind and then called off his 4,168,865 stack after Tony "Panoramic" Dunst three-bet jammed for 8,980,887 from the big blind.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst: {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Alec "Tango_Bravo" Parslow: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

Dunst was dominated but the {5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop gave him a gutshot.

Parslow was sweating and rightfully so as the {8-Hearts} appeared on the turn giving Dunst the straight.

Parslow could only chop if a nine were to fall on the river but it came the {j-Diamonds} ending his night in third place.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst 13,209,752 1,853,865
James "paymycollege" Pace 7,205,248 1,335,000
Alec "Tango_Bravo" Parslow Busted

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Charles "ilosestackz" Phillips Eliminated in 4th Place ($50,778.91)

AnthonyThompson • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Action on the table folded to Charles "ilosestackz" Phillips who raised all in for 1,555,996 from the small blind and James "paymycollege" Pace called from the big blind.

Charles "ilosestackz" Phillips: {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
James "paymycollege" Pace: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Phillips" was behind holding live cards but Pace paired his ace on the {4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} flop.

The {2-Hearts} turn left Phillips drawing dead and he took his exit in fourth place after the {8-Hearts} completed the board on the river.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst 11,355,887 -110
James "paymycollege" Pace 5,870,248 1,990,996
Alec "Tango_Bravo" Parslow 3,188,865 -30,000
Charles "ilosestackz" Phillips Busted

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Krista "Pollux" Gifford Eliminated in 5th Place ($36,202.60)

Chad_Holloway • Level 37: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
Krista Gifford
Krista Gifford

New Jersey's Krista "Pollux" Gifford moved all in for 764,508 from the button and Tony "Panoramic" Dunst jammed over the top from the small blind to isolate.

Krista "Pollux" Gifford: {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

It was a bad spot for Gifford but she flopped a gutshot straight on the {q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} flop. The {6-Hearts} turn wasn't what she was looking for and neither was the {8-Spades} river.

Krista "Pollux" Gifford Busted

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