Monday, November 09, 2009

Poker gems, #326

Hans "Tuna" Lund, who died November 6.

“You’ve got to have the heart of a lion--play fearless, don’t be afraid and, when you roar, they better back up.”

(Quotation and photo taken from Amy Calistri's blog post, here.)

1 comment:

Big-O said...

I remember being in the Pot-of-Gold tournament in Reno.
I was at the table with Hans Tuna Lund but did not know who he was.
I had read about him from reading Championship No-limit and Pot Limit Hold 'em by Cloutier.
This was one of the first tournaments I had ever played in. Lund check raised me at a perfect time and I laid down.
Later in my room after getting knocked out I reflected on the play that "that one guy" did and I realized it was such a good play because it didn't matter what his cards were. Because of the board and the action I couldn't call the raise without an extremely good hand.
It was a great lesson and I never forget his face because of that lesson.
Years later I saw Lund on TV and only then realized who it was that had check raised me.
I was very proud. In the tournament on TV Lund slow plays Aces against (I think...) Hoyt Corkins' jacks.
I watched Lund reach into his pocket to get a mint while trying to represent a weaker hand.
It was beautiful to watch.