Event#10 - Men “The Master” Nguyen wins seventh WSOP bracelet

Event#10 - Men “The Master” Nguyen wins seventh WSOP bracelet

Monday, 7 June 2010

It’s usually a safe bet that one of the Nguyens will win a bracelet at any given World Series of Poker but Men “The Master” was the first to take one in 2010; beating a quality field to earn a $394,800 score in Event #10, the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud World Championship.

Both he and eventual runner-up Brandon Adams by no means had an easy ride to the heads-up stage of the tournament, with both their chip stacks rising and falling as players hit the rail from the 8-handed final table. This variance wasn’t helped by the quality of the field that included recent $50,000 Players’ Championship bracelet-winner Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi and the man he defeated to win it, Vladmir Schmelev.

Nguyen slowly widened his chip lead on Adams throughout the mano-a-mano showdown before the final hand saw Adams and Nguyen raise all-in blind for the American’s last 360,000 chips before fourth street. Adams had the Qh showing and Nguyen the Ts – he found 9s-6d to join him and Adams flipped As-3d.

Their final boards ran out as follows (Stud does not translate well to text, sorry readers):

Adams: As-3d/Qh-Qc-5s-4c/9d
Nguyen: 9s-6d/Ts-Kc-Jd-6c... on his last card, he squeezed back the corner to find a picture: one of the two remaining queens and he would make a straight; a king and he would make a pair of kings. He flipped up the king of diamonds to claim bracelet number seven and a first place prize of almost $400,000. The full final table payouts were as follows:

1st Men Nguyen - $394,800
2nd Brandon Adams - $243,958
3rd Steve Billirakis - $152,788
4th Nikolay Evdakov - $110,629
5th Joe Cassidy - $86,461
6th Michael Mizrachi - $68,949
7th Vladimir Schmelev - $55,991
8th Sirious Jamshidi - $46,206

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