Men “The Master” Nguyen Misses Out on Eighth World Series of Poker BraceletPublished on June 20th, 2010 7:51 pm EST
Both Phil Ivey and Men “The Master” Nguyen had an opportunity to win their eighth World Series of Poker bracelets on Saturday, but neither man was able to accomplish the feat.
Men Nguyen seemed destined to win his eighth bracelet on Saturday in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em/Six Handed tournament (Event #32), especially after he eliminated Erick Lindgren in sixth place. Nguyen and Lindgren got all of their chips into the middle preflop, with Nguyen’s pocket Kings managing to hold against Lindgren’s pocket Queens. Nguyen had dispatched of his toughest competition at the table and vaulted into the chip lead over the course of just one hand.
It wasn’t meant to be for “The Master” though, as Nguyen ended up losing to Jeffrey Papola in heads up play. The final hand came when Nguyen pushed preflop holding Ks-10s, only to be snap-called by Papola and his pocket Jacks. The Jacks held and Papola took down the tournament.
With a victory in this event, Men “The Master” Nguyen would have become the first player to win multiple bracelets in 2010 (Nguyen also won the $10k Seven Card Stud Championship earlier in the month).
Thanks to his two strong finishes, Nguyen now finds himself in a three-way tie with Michael Mizrachi and James Dempsey for the lead in the 2010 WSOP Player of the Year race.
After last night’s second place finish, Nguyen now has over $10.1 million in total lifetime tournament cashes. This $400k+ cash allowed Nguyen to move past T.J. Cloutier to claim the #11 spot on the all time money list.
Men “The Master” Nguyen might not be the most popular player in the world, but there is no denying his incredibly consistent results over the past few decades.
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