Qui Nguyen becomes the champion of 2016 WSOP Main Event for over $8 million!
Vietnamese-American Qui Nguyen won the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event early Wednesday morning. On the final day of battle at the final table, the 39-year old Nguyen defeated both Cliff Josephy and Gordon Vayo to capture the coveted WSOP bracelet and bundles of cash worth over $8,000,000. After a grueling eight-hour heads up match, Qui Nguyen has written his name into poker's history books.
Nguyen won the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event late Tuesday night, earning his first WSOP bracelet and $8,005,310 for his victory. And for the next year, he will be poker's reigning world champion.
The start of the day was action-packed with Cliff Josephy doubling up in the first hand, only to lose 90 percent of his stack four hands later. Josephy made a comeback but eventually exited in 3rd place anyway, leaving the heads-up part to Gordon Vayo and Nguyen. They played heads-up for several hours before Nguyen ultimately knocked out a short stacked Vayo with king-ten versus jack-ten.
Final charboard of November Nine as follows:
|1||Qui Nguyen||United States||$8,005,310|
|2||Gordon Vayo||United States||$4,661,228|
|3||Cliff Josephy||United States||$3,453,035|
|4||Michael Ruane||United States||$2,576,003|
|5||Vojtěch Růžička||Czech Republic||$1,935,288|
|8||Jerry Wong||United States||$1,100,076|