Qui Nguyen (born 1977) is a Vietnamese-American poker player from Las Vegas, Nevada. The 39-year-old Las Vegas resident topped a field of 6,737 players to become the 2016 World Series of Poker main event champion!
Nguyen is the newest Main Event champion, playing the Final Table in what many poker experts (including Negreanu, Hellmuth and Esfandiari) described as an unconventional, highly unpredictable and aggressive style that kept them, as well as his opponents guessing. What an exciting player and deserving champ!
Nguyen, the self-proclaimed gambler is now the new World Series of Poker champion and he took home a massive payout of $8,005,310. Not bad when you consider he only had one previous cash at the WSOP for $9,029.00. That makes this win just about 900 times sweeter.
Nguyen said he would donate a portion of his winnings to the Wounded Warrior Project, a military and veteran charity service organization empowering injured veterans and their families