$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship

Binh Nguyen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($935,424); Andrew Cimpan Wins L.A. Poker Classic Main Event!

Binh Nguyen - 2nd Place
I feel bad for Binh Nguyen. Really I do. I've lost count of the number of times he had Andrew Cimpan all in with the worse hand. Nguyen seemed to know, on the final hand, when he once again tabled the best hand but was the one at risk of elimination, that Cimpan would find a way to do it again. It was simple preflop action; Cimpan moved all in and Nguyen called all in for less.

Cimpan: {K-Clubs} {5-Clubs}
Nguyen: {A-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}

Nguyen just had this look on his face, as if he knew what was coming. He was right to be dejected; the flop of {5-Hearts} {3-Spades} {10-Clubs} paired Cimpan's five without making a pair for Nguyen. The {10-Diamonds} that fell on the turn didn't help Nguyen either. When the river fell {4-Spades}, Nguyen was eliminated in second place. He gave a very brief, unenthusiastic hug to Cimpan and then shook his head as if to say, "What does it take?"

At least Nguyen will walk away with $935,424 in prize money.

Tags: Binh NguyenCornel Andrew Cimpan