Men “the Master” Nguyen was the winner of the 2010 Seven-Card Stud World Championship.  It marked his seventh career WSOP gold bracelet victory. 
The official in-depth report for this event can now be found HERE.
The native of Vietnam who now resides in Bell Gardens, CA was one of poker’s most dominant players during the 1990s.  He has cashed in more than 100 major tournaments and won several distinguished titles, establishing a well-deserved reputation as one of the game’s most flamboyant and accomplished superstars.  But until tonight, Nguyen had not won a WSOP victory in seven seemingly endless years.

Nguyen added to his legacy by winning a $10,000 buy-in stud competition played over three long days and nights.  Nguyen topped a field which included 150 of the world’s best Seven-Card Stud players and ultimately won the game’s most coveted prize – adding yet another treasured memento to his jewelry collection.

The runner up was Brandon Adams, a Harvard PhD who has emerged as one of poker’s top players, although he has yet to have won a WSOP gold bracelet.  Adams battled Nguyen tough and managed to take a brief chip lead over his rival when playing heads-up, even though “the Master” was clearly an intimidating force during most of the finale, which was played in front of a huge gallery of spectators on the ESPN Main Stage at the Rio in Las Vegas.  

The final table also included Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi and Vladimir Schmelev.  They became the first two players at this year’s WSOP to make multiple final table appearances.  Both final tabled the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship, which ended five days earlier – finishing 1-2 respectively.

With his seventh victory, Nguyen joins Poker Hall of Fame inductee Billy Baxter and living legend Phil Ivey in a sixth-place tie for most WSOP career wins.

For official tournament results and additional details, please CLICK HERE.