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Qui Nguyen

Qui Nguyen
Nationality: United States
Nickname: TommyGun, Qui Win
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Biography

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.


Read More: Qui Nguyen Wins 2016 WSOP Main Event


Check out 'From Vietnam to Vegas!' a book about the life of Qui Nguyen

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

DateEventBuy-inPlacePayout (USD)
Jul-16WSOP Main Event$10,0001st$8,005,310
Jul-19WSOP Main Event$10,000455th$30,780
Jun-09WSOP NLHE$1,50054th$9,029
Nov-07Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic$2,1009th$8,655
Oct-15Wynn Casino$2252nd$7,607

Courtesy of The Hendon Mob. Last Updated May 2021

WSOP Main Event Winners 2007-16

YEARENTRIESCHAMPIONCOUNTRYPRIZE
20166,737Qui NguyenUnited States (born in Vietnam)$8,005,310
20156,420Joe McKeehenUnited States$7,683,346
20146,683Martin JacobsonSweden$10,000,000
20136,352Ryan RiessUnited States$8,361,570
20126,598Greg MersonUnited States$8,531,853
20116,865Pius HeinzGermany$8,715,638
20107,319Jonathan DuhamelCanada$8,944,310
20096,494Joe CadaUnited States$8,547,042
20086,844Peter EastgateDenmark$9,119,517
20076,358Jerry YangUnited States$8,250,000

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
455th $30780
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
40th $5279
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
332nd $5097
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes No-Limit Hold'em
91st $2851
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 7 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
54th $9029

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