Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Event 8 - Nguyen Wins

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

After battling heads up for hours, Andrew Jeffrey had taken over the chip lead for the first time in the heads up match. He three bet Johnson Nguyen and Nguyen made the call. The flop came 7-5-2 and Jeffrey led out for 2 million. Johnson jammed all in and Jeffrey snap called with pocket kings. Nguyen was on a draw with 6-4. The turn was a ten keeping Jeffrey in the lead but the river was a 8 to give Johnson a straight and cripple Jeffrey. The tournament would be over a few hands later.

After the win, Nguyen said it was "surreal" and added that he does not play poker much. When asked about the hand that crippled Jeffrey he said "if I'm going to see the flop and I hit a draw, I'm going to go with it. I felt like it was going to come because I've been sucking out all night." When asked why he played the tournament Johnson explained it was "because of the guarantee and the big prize pool." Johnson said that he might play in the WPT Championship event but for now he's going to enjoy this victory and the $111,360 that came with it.

Johnson Nguyen, Winner of Event #8, and his rail

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