|Born||September 23, 1950|
|Died||November 6, 2009(aged 59)|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
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.
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.
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 L.A. 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.
World Series of Poker bracelets
|1978||$1,500 No Limit Hold'em||$46,800|
|1996||$1,500 Ace to Five Draw||$71,400|
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- World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com
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