Tommy Nguyen, a 28-year-old Canadian student making his first appearance at the WSOP, outlasted a massive field of 6,260 entries over four days of play in Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK to win a massive $1,037,451 and his fist World Series of Poker bracelet!
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Joined: Mar '09
Age: 45 (F)
First appearance ever in a WSOP tournament and he managed to win more than six thousands players, to get the first place. Cant you say he got lucky at the end? Millionaire out of nowhere, in no time. That is poker...
Student at 28 yrs, WOW lol well this man now can finish his studies in peace knowing that even he does not succeed in it he will still live a cool life with that huge amount of winnings. Well done dude.
Joined: May '09
Age: 37 (M)
this kind of news I like to read!that somebody who is normal player,student or whatever win such a big tournament and big prize!cant say that buy in is small,but still you need to beat over 6200 players and to be best!big congratulations to him!
Joined: Jan '14
Age: 43 (M)
He was also sure he would be able to win a bracelet in Wsop series. Tommy Nguyen, probably knows the poker game very well and is also optimistic. This Canadian student has won a 1 million dollars prize and became the ninth millionaire crowned at the 2018 WSOP but after taxes he is no longer a millionaire.
this is of course very cool ... now the student will be able to pay for his training and at the same time will not affect the parents .... a remarkable game gives a capacious chances of earning money in poker ... only in poker .... a real man fought for the future .. very cool
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 48 (M)
Massive well done to Tommy Nguyen for topping a field of 6,260 to win the $1,500 buy-in Monster Stack tournament and scooping over $1 million! That is a hell of a lot of money. I just wonder how much he will have to pay his income taxes to the federal government next year.