Tony D

Tony D (real name "Tam Duong") is a veteran high-stakes cash game player who is known as a very aggressive player. Although he isn't known as a tournament player, he finished 8th in the 2002 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event where he played uncharacteristically very passive at the final table. Basically Tony sat out the first two levels and was forced to go all-in with Q-J when the blinds got too high. Robert Varkonyi called with A-K. In the 2003 WSOP Tony D made what some players called a bad laydown when he folded trips to Phil Hellmuth when Hellmuth only had 2 pair.


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mccollumsalli on July 9, 2011

Got Tony D and Tony G mixed up LOL!
Where's the Tony G. page? That guy is awesome!

bad_dog76 on December 18, 2007

This isn't Tony D!
Where the hell is the page on the "Australian Airbag"? That's the real Tony D.

This guy is a nobody!

bad_dog76 on November 30, 2007

he is anoying, y hate this guu, mr lederer almost beat (with his fists) to this poor player for being so stupid,

boulez on August 25, 2005

folding trips with only one of the cards in your hand, and 2 pair on the board is okay. if he held a pocket pair and got 3 of a kind by hitting the third card on the board, that is a diferent matter

lerinard on August 8, 2005

good player

Unregistered on July 11, 2005

Phil made the mistake he put Tony D on a drawing hand like Ace Queen suited. Tony thought for sure Phil knew he had at least three jacks (he did check raise Phil). But anyway Phil misread Tony and reraised, Tony thinking Phil had to know he had three jacks could only fold because Phil was representing Kings. Phil screwed up and got lucky you don't see pros mess up their reads much so its an interesting hand

Unregistered on April 17, 2005

Hand fabrication? A poker conspiracy theory? Next you will tell me that Hellmuth was in the book depository and Tony was on the grassy knoll.

WTF?? on February 21, 2005

you guys are all idiots, the fold of trip jacks was a fake. ESPN edited that shit to make it look like it was a badass bluff. Get your facts stright idiots

LOLOL on February 17, 2005

Folding the trips at the 2003 WSOP was indeed the biggest mistake that i've ever seen in poker. He either did not know what he had or was playing like a ******. You can only play so tight before you are just plain retarded. It was one of the worst folds I've ever seen!

Chad on December 2, 2004

He's probably really good at limit games with that strategy though.

Chad on December 2, 2004

ask the top pros and they will tell you that he is a very strong player. people see him play probably 5 hands (1 of which it seems highly likely was fabricated by espn) and people develop opinions on his play. great side game player.

jomatty on October 6, 2004

By now, word has gotten out that ESPN most likely fabricated the hand. I doubt Tony D minds anyway, he probably makes even more money off cash game guys who think they can bluff him out.

BL. on October 5, 2004

just goes to show PHIL HELLMUTH RULES

smash on August 14, 2004

Of course it was a bad lay down, but it wasn't stupid. It's no limit. You can make a bad read at any time and your tourney is over. If it had been anyone besides Helmuth across from him, I'm sure that Tony would have played. It's kind of bogus when people are judging a guy's play when they only saw 5 hands at that table on t.v. instead of knowing what the other 300 hands they played that day were like. There's a certain level of karma that surrounds a table. Maybe that played a hand in Tony's lay-down. Maybe he caught a couple of bad-beats that weren't televised. Whatever the case may be, I'm sure that all the losers that sit at home and play nickel and dime games think they can stand-in with the big boys and hold their own.I guess it's idiots like that that allow the pro's to make their living playing cards.By the way, someone told me that Tony was from Minneapolis, is that true?

Dooces/g_moss00 on July 3, 2004

You do not fold trip jacks when Phil Helmuth stands up and asks you how much you got left its just an intinmidation question. Wow

bk on June 30, 2004

dude is good, but how the hell do you fold those three jacks! horrible play to fold in that spot versus such an azz like helmuth.

sportsbettor on June 28, 2004

By the way, Tony D's sister's name is Tammy

flush80 on June 24, 2004

I cant believe he let Helmuth outplay him in that hand. Phil asked how much he had left and didn't put him in and just raised. What a tell. I would have reraised all-in right then. A very crappy player who gets scared easily.

shizz on June 20, 2004

he looks like jet li in that picture.

hah on June 7, 2004

I wouldn't piss him off

tenjack on May 15, 2004

to judge anyones play by one hand is silly)(esp. considering it seemed like a reasonable laydown.) hes been a top player for years just ask anyone whos played him in NL side action.

jm. on May 11, 2004

I think that was an understandable lay down with Phil considering the re-raise, but you can't be scared at the same time. I couldn't see myself laying that down, but maybe that is because I am not disciplined enough to do so. If I would have been beat I would have paid him off. Overall, he looked like a good player though.

Burt on May 5, 2004

I can't believ he made it to the final table that one year, .... I forgot which one. but that one hand with hellmuth he folded with 3 jacks and hellmuth had nothin. he's really funny tho

Unregistered on May 2, 2004

Tony D is a stud, and he's certainly better than all of you.

Chris on April 15, 2004

You can't call a guy a moron for folding trips to anyone in that spot, especially a guy like Hellmuth. Tony was worried that Phil had a full house with KJ or had him outkicked with AJ or QJ. It's an understandable laydown, especially when its for all of your chips.

Matt on March 24, 2004

I would have folded that hand too.

Joe tomey on March 18, 2004

I do not necessarily know how great of a player he is overall considering the fact I only saw about 3-4 hands on that WSOP championship, but his fold was somewhat understandable. I think the thing he was most worried about was probably being outkicked right? A 10 kicker with the pot being THAT big is nothing much really...I probably would have called their but Tony's records speak for themselves. He was at the final table last year and according to Phil (I can't remember the article) Tony lost all of his chips on a beat basically. Tony raised with J10 and Farha flat called with QJ. Tony made two pair on the flop and bet hard all the way to the river where Farha hit a Q and took all of Tony's chips. Give the guy SOMETHING of a break, no player is perfect.

Gman on March 18, 2004

Yeah sure. Im sure u guys could beat him.You probably couldn't drop a pair of twoslet alone trip Jacks.

Gtycoon on March 15, 2004

He's like Scotty Nguyen but without the Scotty or the Nguyen.

The dude on March 10, 2004

Yeah he got bluffed with his set of Jokers to Phil Hellmuth who had 7's wired.

Unregistered on February 23, 2004

He's lousy

Kc KId on February 12, 2004

hes aight, nuin great

obsidian on January 30, 2004

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