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Hans Lund

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Hans J "Tuna" Lund September 23, 1950 – November 6, 2009 was an American professional poker player, based in Sparks, Nevada, who won two World Series of Poker WSOP bracelets, and was the runner-up at the 1990 WSOP Main Event

Poker career

Lund began playing poker tournaments in 1977 and won a bracelet at the 1978 World Series of Poker WSOP in the $1,500 no limit hold'em event A decade later he finished 2nd in the same event at the 1988 WSOP

At the 1990 WSOP Lund was heads-up against Mansour Matloubi On the decisive hand, he had a slight chip lead before the hand started, when with A-9 offsuit he called a pre-flop raise from Matloubi He raised Matloubi's bet on the 9–4–2 flop; after deliberation, Matloubi moved all in with 10–10; Lund also deliberated, then called An ace on the turn meant Lund only had to avoid the last two tens in the deck for the championship, but a ten came on the river He eventually finished runner-up, with Matloubi taking the title

He finished in the money of the Main Event in 1991 19th, 1992 3rd, 2006 315th, and 2007 319th

Lund went on to win a second bracelet at the 1996 WSOP in the $1,500 Ace to Five Draw event

In addition to his two bracelets, Lund won a Hall of Fame watch, the Super Bowl of Poker main event and the Best All-Around Player Award at the Diamond Jim Brady tournament

Lund retired from playing tournaments on a regular basis in 1997 He often also competed in the yearly Club Cal Neva Horse Racing Championship in Reno, Nevada, winning this large event twice Lund made a resurgence on the tournament circuit with two deep finishes at World Poker Tour events in 2007 He finished in 20th place at the LA Poker Classic, and 15th place at the Bay 101 Shooting Star He also cashed in the 2006 and 2007 WSOP Main Events and in the 2006 Five-Diamond World Poker Classic championship event

His total live tournament winnings exceeded $2,900,000, with his 22 cashes at the WSOP accounting for $1,079,504 of those winnings

Lund died November 6, 2009 in Mound House, Nevada, at the age of 59, after a long battle with cancer Lund's gravesite and marker is located in the cemetery at Dayton, Nevada

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Tournament Prize US$
1978 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em $46,800
1996 $1,500 Ace to Five Draw $71,400

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Butt, Robert "Hans Lund – results" TheHendonMobcom Retrieved 2008-05-02 
  2. ^ "WSOP - BAD BEAT - Mansour Matloubi vs Hans Lund" YouTube 
  3. ^ Butt, Robert "Hans Lund – stats" TheHendonMobcom Retrieved 2008-05-02 
  4. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpokercom
  5. ^ Hans Tuna Lund Dies at 59, cardplayercom

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