Qui Nguyen Wins 2016 WSOP Main Event
Qui Nguyen is the new WSOP World Champion.
Gordon Vayo was closing in but then Nguyen knocked him back a peg with a full house.
In that hand, Nguyen called from the button and Vayo raised to 8.7million. Nguyen called and the flop came Q♠ Q♦ J♣. Nguyen bet 8.9 million, Vayo called and a K♣ came on the turn.
Vayo check-called a 10.9 million bet and Vayo called. A Q♣ completed the board and both players checked. Nguyen showed a jack for queens full of jacks and took down the pot.
The hand left Vayo with 110 million while Nguyen rose to 230 million.
Then Nguyen took another chunk off of Vayo. Nguyen raised to 7.5 million and Vayo called. Both players checked the 2♣ 4♥ 5♠ flop and a J♥ came on the turn.
Nguyen bet 11.5 million and Vayo called. The 8♣ came on the river and Nguyen fired off a final bet of 17.5 million. Vayo called and dropped down to 70 million when Nguyen showed J♠ 9♠.
Nguyen kept hammering away at Vayo and got him down to about 30 million. Vayo scored a double up and moved all-in a number of times after that, but Nguyen was being cautious and folding.
Other times Nguyen would move all-in and Vayo would fold.
It finally ended when Nguyen raised to 8.5 million and Vayo moved all-in for 54 million. Nguyen called with K♣ T♣ and had Vayo’s J♠ T♠ dominated.
The final board of the tournament fell K♦ 9♣ 7♦ 2♠ 3♥ and Nguyen became the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion.
Vayo won $4,661,228 for the runner-up finish while Nguyen won the grand prize of $8,005,310.
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