Qui Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American poker player who won the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event.
He won $8,000,000 after defeating a field of 6,737 players.
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Nguyen immigrated from Saigon in 1999. He soon opened a nail salon, where he earned enough money to facilitate his love of gambling. He describes baccarat as his favorite game but discovered poker as well during his time in California. His first recorded cashes came in tiny $20 limit hold'em tournaments in Los Angeles, but he eventually matriculated to Las Vegas and raised the stakes.
Qui Nguyen Top Five Poker Cashes
|Jul-16||WSOP Main Event||$10,000||1st||$8,005,310|
|Jul-19||WSOP Main Event||$10,000||455th||$30,780|
|Nov-07||Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic||$2,100||9th||$8,655|
Courtesy of The Hendon Mob. Last Updated May 2021
WSOP Main Event Winners 2007-16
|2016||6,737||Qui Nguyen||United States (born in Vietnam)||$8,005,310|
|2015||6,420||Joe McKeehen||United States||$7,683,346|
|2013||6,352||Ryan Riess||United States||$8,361,570|
|2012||6,598||Greg Merson||United States||$8,531,853|
|2009||6,494||Joe Cada||United States||$8,547,042|
|2007||6,358||Jerry Yang||United States||$8,250,000|