Championship: Tan Nguyen Eliminated by Steve Buckner

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  32 of 1,566

Steve Buckner

Steve Buckner opened in late position and Tan Nguyen three-bet shoved for 850,000. The rest of the table folded and Buckner called.

Buckner: AhQc
Nguyen: 7c7d

It was a race and Nguyen needed to hold to double. The Ts6h6c flop was safe for him but Buckner pair his ace on the As turn to take the lead. The Jd river sent Nguyen in 33rd place and prompted a celebration.

“I told you cuz!” Buckner said. “I knew it was coming on the turn.”

That elimination dropped the field to four tables with 32 players and everyone is now guaranteed at least $22,500.

Steve Buckner – 2,200,000 (44 bb)
Tan Nguyen – Eliminated in 33rd Place ($18,390)