The 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event final table (also known as November 9) is finally underway! The first day was dominated by Las Vegas resident Qui Nguyen (originally from Vietnam) who managed to accumulate 128 million in chips with a super aggressive style and thanks to taking down the biggest pot of the day...
"The night ended with the biggest pot of the evening. Hallaert opened the pot with a raise from under the gun. Action folded to Nguyen in the cutoff and he three-bet. Action folded back to Hallaert and he four-bet all-in. Nguyen instantly called and both players showed down their hands. Nguyen had and Hallaert had . The flop came helping Hallaert a little bit, but the turn and river were blanks and Hallaert became the 6th place finisher. His 6th place finish earned him $1,464,258," WSOP.com reported.
When play resumes tonight, Nguyen will sit down with about double the stack of his closest opponent. He and the other remaining 4 players are now guaranteed $1.9 million each and they will battle it out tonight until only 2 players remain.
The last 2 men standing will then get a few hours of rest before it's time to play heads-up for the world champion title and the $8,005,310 first-place prize.
Qui Ngyen, 128 625 000 (128 bb)
Cliff Josephy, 63 850 000 (63 bb)
Vojtech Ruzicka, 62 250 000 (62 bb)
Gordon Vayo, 58 200 000 (58 bb)
Michael Ruane, 23 700 000 (23 bb)
Eliminated players and prizes:
6) Kenny Hallaert, $1 464 258
7) Griffin Benger, $1 250 190
8) Jerry Wong, $1 100 076
9) Fernando Pons, $1 000 000