Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Hand #28: Soi Nguyen Eliminated in 9th Place ($811,823)

Soi Nguyen - 9th Place

Soi Nguyen has the button in Seat 9.

When the table folds around to him, he announces an all in, and his large cheering section rises to their feet with a loud rush of support. It's 7.6 million total, and as soon as the amount is announced, Jason Senti immediately makes the call from the small blind. On cue, the entire theater rises to their feet, and the ensuing noise makes the stage tremble a bit.

Senti: {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Spades}
Nguyen: {A-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}

"Ja-son Sen-ti!" half of the theater is yelling in full throat for their guy while Camp Nguyen is a bit more outwardly nervous. They put their arms around each other, leaning toward the stage as they gaze up to see the cards on the big screen overhead. There is a long pause to build the tension for television, and the dealer is finally given the command to burn and turn:

Flop: {Q-Hearts} {3-Spades} {10-Clubs}! Senti's lead grows into a monstrous one, flopping his set to put Nguyen two cards from the door. It's not without a sweat, though, as Nguyen flops four outs to the gutshot Broadway.

Turn: {9-Spades}, an anti-climatic card that takes the air out of the theater for a moment.

River: {K-Spades}. It's scary paint, and the theater all "Ooooooh"s in unison. Ultimately, however, it's no use to Nguyen's chances, and he has become the first casualty of the final table.

Jason Senti - 17.5 million

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