Welcome Qui “TommyGun” Nguyen to Advanced Poker Training! If you follow poker news, you know that TommyGun is playing for $8,000,000 next week in the WSOP Main Event Championship Final Table. The “November Nine” as they are called, have been training for 3 months to prepare for this big event.
A recent article published on PokerNews.com highlighted some research performed by the team at Advanced Poker Training. In our 100 simulations, Qui Nguyen was predicted to win more prize money than any of the other competitors, including chip leader Cliff Josephy. Over the next week leading up to the event, we’ll be running additional simulations and crunching the numbers to help TommyGun maximize his chances of winning.
Getting to Know Qui Nguyen
The story of Qui Nguyen’s journey to America begins with his brother, Thomas Nguyen, who came to the states with his aunt, at 7 years old, shortly after the Vietnam War. Thomas was forced to leave much of his family behind, including his parents. He grew up, became a U.S. Citizen, and served his adopted country as a U.S. Marine for 23 years. After many years, Thomas was able to sponsor his younger brother, Qui, to come over to the United States as well.
Qui immigrated from Saigon in 1999, working blue collar jobs to make ends meet. He began playing small-stakes poker in Florida and Los Angeles, eventually moving to Las Vegas to play professionally.
The folks at the Aria gave him the nickname “TommyGun” due to his aggressive no-fear attitude. He has been a successful cash game pro for years now, playing at stakes as high as $10/$20 No-Limit.
The WSOP Main Event began with 6,737 competitors. Now, after 7 days of play, it is down to only 9. TommyGun is currently second in chips, with 67,925,000. Live coverage begins on ESPN at around 8PM Eastern Time, on October 30th. Congratulations to our new friend Qui Nguyen, and best wishes for his continued successes!