The 47th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) held the spotlight at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from May 31 to July 18, 2016.
One of the final events of the series was the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship that saw three starting flights that began on July 9. The Main Event attracted 6,737entrants and created a prize pool of over $63.3 million that paid the final 1,011 players.
Qui Nguyen of Las Vegas, Nevada, collected his second WSOP cash when he defeated Gordon Vayo of San Francisco, California, to collect over $8 million in first-place prize money. Nguyen and Vayo are involved in the first two hands in the 2016 WSOP Main Event Top 5 Hands video on PokerGO with one involving one of the most insane coolers in WSOP history as Cliff Josephy of Muttontown, New York, bows out in third place.
The top two hands in the countdown are ones for the ages! One sees an insane fold, while the other sees the boiling point between Griffin Benger of Toronto, Canada, and William Kassouf of Rickmansworth, England, finally reached as pocket kings run into pocket aces with just 17 players remaining.
Watch PokerGO’s 2016 WSOP Main Event Top 5 hands now and see where each hand ranks.
About the World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit www.wsop.com.