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2018 WSOP: Canadian student turns $1.5k into $1M and earns first bracelet!

Tags: 2018 WSOP, James Carroll, Tommy Nguyen.
Posted on 28 June 2018 by "T".

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!

Once two-time bracelet winner Steve Billirakis had been eliminated in 11th place, the tournament was guaranteed to award a first-time bracelet winner. It looked like the tournament would need another day of play to be completed, but then in just 45 minutes there were 4 eliminations and the final table went from 6-handed to heads-up play between Nguyen and James Carroll.

Nguyen started with a small lead and never lost it, even though Carrol managed to double up at one point. Carroll, from USA, received $640,916 for his second place finish while Nguyen became the ninth millionaire crowned at the 2018 WSOP.

"I dreamed of this and I always believed I could make it. I never doubted that I was going to win", said Nguyen "I was just focusing on winning a bracelet. That was my goal when I came here."

Final Table Results:

1st: Tommy Nguyen - $1,037,451
2nd: James Carroll - $640,916
3rd: Frank Rusnak - $475,212
4th: Chris Chong - $354,903
5th: Daniel Corbett - $266,987
6th: Michael Benko - $202,327
7th: Shyam Srinivasan - $154,463
8th: Harald Sammer - $118,802
9th: Rittie Chuaprasert - $92,061



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9 comments on "2018 WSOP: Canadian student turns $1.5k into $1M and earns first bracelet!"

 doubletop77728/06/2018 08:13:04 GMT
What a great story, a student playing in his first World Series event and wins the whole thing. I can only imagine the sensation of winning over a million dollars playing poker, one day one day!!!
 Mober28/06/2018 15:32:41 GMT
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? Smile Millionaire out of nowhere, in no time.
That is poker...
 Calmplay28/06/2018 16:10:48 GMT
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.
 dule-vu28/06/2018 16:18:58 GMT
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!
 sohelbd7728/06/2018 16:27:48 GMT
It's amazing to hear the great news. just a student won $1.5k!!! i hope this money could be help him to complete his higher studies and also to build his future too.
 ronaldforres28/06/2018 19:32:00 GMT
1 million in his firts timé in wsop its amazing...
 CALICUL28/06/2018 20:22:09 GMT
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. Smile
 pajalnick28/06/2018 21:30:06 GMT
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
 Tony_MON7ANA18/08/2018 17:35:21 GMT
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.

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