Soi Nguyen

Soi Nguyen

Soi Nguyen is a new star at the poker skies. The 37 years old player, who started playing at a relatively old age, has managed to squeeze himself into the most prestigious event in the world of poker – the WSOP main event final table, after only 4 appearances in poker live tournaments. Surprisingly enough, this was only his first appearance at the World Series of Poker. What a start for this talented player.

Although his appearance at the 2010 World Series of Poker final table was brief – he was eliminated early on, arriving 8th out at the WSOP main event is a huge accomplishment for any player, let alone an amateur like Nguyen.

Soi Nguyen hails from Vietnam and resides in Santa Ana, California where he currently works for a medical supplies company. With a hefty prize money of over $800K from his WSOP apprearance it will be a huge surprise if Nguyen keeps his day job. It really is a fairytale story for this modest amateur poker player who learnt to play with friends. 

Like many of poker’s elite he can be found, these days playing online poker at Full Tilt Poker along other members of Team Full Tilt like Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson and Gus Hansen