Qui Nguyen started the WSOP Main Event final table second in chips, but wasn't expected to do well according to the "experts". He proved them all wrong, taking the chip lead on the first hand of the final table Sunday, finishing the day as chip leader. He then led at the end of Day 2, and when he was heads-up with Gordon Vayo with a 3-2 chip disadvantage, Nguyen's aggressive style befuddled Vayo, winning all the chips, over $8,000,000 and the gold bracelet.