BlogNews Weekly: Card Hunt, Epic Poker Comebacks, and Tony Dunst
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Win Up To $5,000 Per Day in the PokerStars Card Hunt
If you love ring games and like the sound of free money, you should instantly fall in love with the Card Hunt promotion on PokerStars, where every day between now and April 15 you will have a chance to win up to $5,000.
The PokerStars Blog titled Begin Your Card Hunt To Win Up To $5,000 In Cash Every Day discusses how easy it is for players to get involved. Each day in the Challenges window, PokerStars will provide a puzzle with 16 to 20 cards players need to collect to win a prize. Players collect cards by winning a hand while holding one or more of the cards in the puzzle in the hole during a no-limit hold'em ring game and Zoom poker at stakes $0.05/$0.10 and up. Heads-up games do not count towards the promotion.
Once all the pieces are collected, the daily prize will be revealed starting at $1. Who knows? Maybe you will get lucky and be one of the $5,000 winners.
Check out the PokerStars Blog for everything you need to know about the Card Hunt promotion.
Three Great Poker Comebacks
Just about every poker tournament player has a story about a comeback they made when they literally only had a chip and a chair. The Full Tilt Blog titled The 3 Greatest Poker Comebacks presents what Full Tilt blogger Matt Perry believes are some of the greatest in poker history.
The first great poker comeback mentioned by Perry is certainly more fiction than reality, when James Bond overcame losing $10 million in blockbuster motion-picture Casino Royale.
From there, we get into two real-life situations. The next great poker comeback involved poker legend Stu Ungar winning the World Series of Poker Main Event for the third time in 1997 after previously winning it in back-to-back years in 1980 and 1981. At the time, Ungar was flat broke, which is what makes this a very compelling story.
It is hard to argue with the greatest poker comeback on Perry's list, with Jack Straus shipping the 1982 WSOP Main Event after literally just having only a chip and a chair. As the story goes, Straus thought he was eliminated from the tournament only to find a a single 500 chip under a napkin to eventually make an epic comeback to etch his name into the poker history books.
Read more on the Full Tilt Blog about some of the biggest comebacks in poker history.
Learn More About Tony Dunst
Partypoker ambassador Tony Dunst is perhaps just as known as a poker host as he is a player. PokerNews editor and partypoker blogger Matthew Pitt shared some interesting facts about the legendary poker player in a blog titled Meet the People: partypoker Ambassador Tony Dunst.
Dunst recently made headlines when he took second place in the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship for AU$1,000,000 ($700,069). While this was easily his biggest cash in his career, he is not a one-trick pony, having proven himself time and time again to amass nearly $2,400,000 in live tournament cashes, according to Hendon Mob.
In the video below, Remko Rinkema quizzed Dunst at the recent World Poker Tour Vienna festival about 10 things you likely do not know about his life.
Head to the partypoker Blog to learn more about Tony Dunst.