Online Poker WSOP Winner Qui Nguyen Takes Home $8million

Published Thursday, November 03, 2016 -
Online Poker WSOP Winner Qui Nguyen Takes Home $8million

The World Series of Baseball just wrapped up with an historic win of the pennant for the Chicago Cubs a first in over a century for the club. Another World Series of Poker has also wrapped up for another year with the win of the Title going to Qui Nguyen. While much of the sports betting world was focused on Major League Baseball in the States poker punters were watching the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas, Nevada. A $50,000 bracelet made from 427 grams of white and yellow gold and more than 2,000 diamonds and rubies totaling more than 44 carats was the tangible prize Nguyen received along with the $8,005,310 top cash prize.

Remarkably it was the longest in tournament history the over ten hour heads-up session between Francisco poker pro Gordon Vayo and the native of Vietnam 39-year-old Nguyen saw Vayo eliminated on the 364th hand of the final table.

Nguyen came out on top of a group of 6,737 players in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Main Event, the final in a series of 69 World Series of Poker tournaments. Vayo did not go away empty handed after the tournament taking a $4,661,228 second place prize and New York native poker pro Cliff Josephy took third place collecting $3.45 million.

The money is good but the conditions are exhausting for the contestants that have played thousands of poker hands online in the time it would take traditional gamblers to play one-tenth as much. Online poker has attracted the youthful demographic but experience which comes with age has proven to be a valuable asset in the online poker world.

''I'm so excited. I don't know what to say,'' Nguyen said during the telecast of the tournament, ''I just tried to remind myself to never give up, to never give up. It was tiring, it was tough, but I wanted to stay aggressive and never give up and thankfully for me it worked out.''









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