Vietnamese-American Qui Nguyen won the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. On the final day of battle at the final table, Qui Nguyen defeated both Cliff Josephy and Gordon Vayo to capture the coveted WSOP bracelet and bundles of cash worth over $8,000,000.
The final day of play started with three players still in contention for the title, after four players had been eliminated on the first two days of play at the final table. Nguyen led with a massive stack of 165 big blinds, over twice as much as both Josephy and Vayo. Here’s how they lined up as play got underway on the final day:
Nguyen did not receive much resistance from their opponents in the final distribution has been exhibiting the usual pre-flop, where Gordon Vayo olyn put in 21 big blind with J T spades and was called by Nguyen preflop with K T clubs. The board posted 7diamond Kdiamond 9clubs 2spades 3hearts and Ki Nguyen became the new champion of the poker world in 2016!