6/6/10 – Men Nguyen is the new $10,000 buy-in Seven Card Stud world champion after a marathon Day 3 session in which 12 remaining players slugged it out, with the leaders including players of the calibre of Sirious Jamshidi, Vladimir Schmelev and Mike Mizrachi among the leaders and Dan Heimiller and Men "The Master" Nguyen further back.
Six hours in, there had been three eliminations: Schmelev saw off Eric Buchman in 12th place; Brandon Adams dispatched Ray Dehkhargani in the 11th spot, and Todd Barlow was bundled out in 10th spot by Joe Cassidy.
Evening eliminations included Dan Heimiller, who fell to a rampant Men Nguyen in 9th spot to officially bubble the final table, and Sirious Jamshidi was sent to the exit by Adams in position number 8.
It was Nguyen again when Vladimir Schmelev headed for the rail in the number 7th place, and the hopes of Mike Mizrachi of another bracelet were dashed when he exited in position 6 after clashing with Brandon Adams.
Joe Cassidy went out in fifth after a clash with Nikolay Evdakov, but the Russian player was himself the next to go, busted out in fourth by Men Nguyen, who was definitely in the ascendant as the game progressed. Evdakov's payday was the first of the six-number checks in the event at $110,629.
The Nguyen rampage continued with the third place elimination of Steve Billirakis, who earned himself $152,788 in setting the scene for what promised to be an epic heads up between Men Nguyen and Brandon Adams, with Men holding a one million chip lead on his opponent.
What subsequently transpired will go down as one of the more unusual finishes to a WSOP event as Nguyen, who appeared to have had one beer too many, still managed to dominate the exchanges and widened the advantage gap he held. Then, in an astonished turn of events, the exuberant Nguyen challenged Adams to a series of raises and all-ins which culminated in him taking the honours.
Short stacked Adams looked surprised, but pleased enough to collect a second placing check for $243,958, whilst the excited Men Nguyen collected the main prize of $394 800, but more importantly the WSOP bracelet – his seventh and the first one he has taken home in seven long years.
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