Qui Nguyen: 2016 WSOP November Nine Bio | World Series of Poker

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18 July 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
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Qui Nguyen: 2016 WSOP November Nine Bio | World Series of Poker

With just $52,986 in career live earnings and only one WSOP cash - for less than the $10k buy-in to the Main Event - Las Vegas resident Qui Nguyen doesn't immediately stand out as a threat at the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table.

Given that those cashes date back to 2003, though, he might have a bit more up his sleeve than expected.

Coming into Day 7 of the Main Event 25 of 27 in the chip counts, most expected Nguyen to drop out of the race to $8m quickly but instead he finds himself right near the top of the pack heading into the November Nine.

Given that it's his first-ever WSOP Main Event cash it's equally surprising to see him soar above a batch of bigger and more respected names to make the final group.

He didn't come into the November Nine sputtering, either, as he knocked out three players in rapid succession in Level 34 including legend Tom Marchese and Australian superstar James Obst.

Nguyen's flush-over-flush elimination of Marchese was huge for his chip stack and pushed him up over 40m. Busting Obst (tens over fives) and Mike Shin shortly after jumped him up even further. 

Nguyen is a regular in the cash games at Bellagio and Aria in Las Vegas, where he's earned the nickname "Tommy Gun," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His regular stakes are from $1-$3 to $10-$20.

His biggest leak, he says? The baccarat tables. Nguyen won his Main Event entry on his third satellite try - the first for $565 and the second two for $1,100

He'll start the final table with 67,925,000 - over 130 big blinds.

Chip Count: 67,925,000
Position: 2
Nationality: USA
Age: 39
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Career Live Tournament Earnings: $52,986
WSOP Cashes: 1
Online Nickname: Unknown
Twitter Handle: Unknown

Watch Qui Nguyen's November Nine Video Interview

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Quan Tran 2016-11-03 09:56:53

And you're right.

louis redfoot 2016-11-02 12:14:05

the champ. totally outplayed gordon vayo. that one hand where he just bluffed with nothing said it all.

Pham Văn Lâm 2016-10-24 19:16:02

Check out Qui Nguyen WSOP 2016 all hands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFNP_pjcd_Y

melinda harris 2016-10-20 18:04:48

nice interview !! i like him, refreshing attitude :) :)

goodguest 2016-10-13 13:24:30

more interview with other final players

goodguest 2016-10-12 00:15:35

Don't underestimate and laugh at him (Mr. Qui Nguyen). His English was not very good but his poker skill and luck may surprise a lot of people in November final showdown.

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