Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 813,000
Shawn Nguyen continues to be the primary driver of action at the Event 74 final table and his lack of fear toward swinging for the fences has allowed him to regain his lost chips by eliminating Tim Vukson.
Vukson opened to 50,000 on the button and Nguyen called in the big blind. Nguyen checked the A♦Q♦4♠ flop and Vukson bet 60,000. Nguyen raised the pot and Vukson shoved all-in for about 500,000 total. Nguyen’s Q♥3♦2♣2♥ was drawing to a gutshot wheel along with a third queen against Vukson’s A♥6♣5♦2♦.
The 10♥ turn kept Vukson ahead but the Q♠ river gave Nguyen his third queen to scoop the pot. Vukson looked at the board in disbelief and then walked over to the payout desk. Nguyen is once again the chip leader with 1,700,000, giving him almost half of the chips in play.