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My Cheesy Poker Celebrity Sighting ...

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by johnvic, May 13, 2013.

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  1. johnvic

    johnvic VIP Whale

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    not in Vegas.

    As I was walking into the lobby of the building I work in I saw Tony Dunst from WPT. I asked him if indeed he is Tony Dunst. He seemed surprised to be recognized and confirmed that he is. I said I was a poker enthusiast and said I had seen him on TV. He shook my hand and wished me luck the next time I play. He then went back to his email checking. He is pretty tall and was well dressed, as I expected.
     
  2. VegasBJ

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    you can go to the Commerce Casino any day of the week and see many of these "poker pros". Every visit I will see on average 5-6 recognizable poker celebrities. have also played with many of them over the years. I believe after seeing many of these guys in action that it is true luck-box to get to these TV final tables as most of them are horrible in cash play.
     
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    KingBBInLV High-Roller

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    Walk in to the Aria or Bellagio on any night and you will see tons of pros including Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Helmuth etc...
     
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    I think you guys missed the point of my post.

    I wasn't in a poker room, I was in the lobby at work in NYC.
     
  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I'm not surprised he was surprised to be noticed. Anyone outside of watching the WPT wouldn't know him. Was he wearing a suit then as well?
     
  6. Sinatraatthesands

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    Good story, Let us know of any updates
     
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    Od course, he was well dressed.
     
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    I know Doyle Brunson's brother in law and have seen Doyle at Bellagio several times. Lol.
     
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    Thanks, I will PM you immediately.
     
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