Event 45 – The Biggest Nguyen Yet!
Las Vegas legend Scotty Nguyen has done it! It all went down in a round of Hold’em with Scotty Nguyen holding A♥ T♦ in the pocket and getting Michael DeMichelle to commit his remaining chips with A♣ 3♥.
The Nguyen supporters gave a rousing cheer as the players threw their cards down on the table and the dealer prepared to deal the potentially tournament ending board.
The flop came A♠ 9♥ 6♥ and both players paired their ace. All Nguyen needed to do was dodge the treaded trey. The turn came 7♣ and Nguyen was within one card of his fifth bracelet and being the first player in history to get their name engraved on the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.
The dealer flipped over… the 4♠!
The crowd went crazy and Nguyen has indeed pulled it off. He will receive $1.9 million and the respect and admiration of all his peers. DeMichelle put in a valiant effort and will receive $1.2 million for second place.
With his big victory Nguyen will rocket to 7th place on the all-time money list right above T.J. Cloutier and just below Phil Ivey. Fine company, indeed.
Congratulations to Nguyen and all the players that laid 50 big ones on the line in pursuit of one of poker’s most prestigious titles.
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