Men ‘The Master’ Nguyen loses out heads-up to WSOP Player of the Year contender Jeff Papola
Online player Jeff Papola has won WSOP event #32. $5,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em, picking up $667,433 and his first bracelet. Papola defeated seven-time WSOP bracelet winner Men ‘The Master’ Nguyen heads-up and said, ‘it feels amazing to come out with a win. I was the early chip leader and then lost it when I was heads-up against Men. I still managed to win so it feels amazing after that.’
Just a week ago Papola was heads-up in another WSOP Six-Handed event, finishing 2nd in the $2,500 buy-in tournament. He then registered for this event and was crowned champion three days later. Those two results have netted the 25-year-old New Yorker $1,058,501 in winnings so far at the 2010 WSOP and made him a contender for Player of the Year.
If Men Nguyen had won, he would have become the first player at the 2010 WSOP to win multiple bracelets. Last year there were four players that won multiple bracelets; Phil Ivey, Greg Mueller, Jeff Lisandro and Brock Parker.