Thursday, October 21, 2010

2010 World Series of Poker November Nine: Soi Nguyen | PokerNews

Soi Nguyen
With November just around the corner, and the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table upon us, we're going to be profiling each November Niner over the next three weeks to give you the scoop on how they got where they are and what to look for come November 6.

Hailing from Santa Ana, California, Soi Nguyen is the oldest of the 2010 November Niners at 37 years young. He works for a medical supplies distributor and despite playing poker for roughly 20 years, Nguyen is the lone nonprofessional at the table. Asked how he was feeling a day after making the November Nine, Nguyen told PokerNews: “Tired. I’m excited, but burnt out at the same time.” An eight-day grind and a nearly six-hour final table bubble will take its toll on anybody, and Nguyen was no exception. In just his fourth live tournament and first World Series of Poker, Nguyen has achieved what every Main Event entree aims for: a seat at the final table.In maybe the greatest inning of probably the Giants' greatest game in years or decades, Buster Posey came to bat, and the world seemed to stop.

And the rookie catcher with almost unlimited talent made the biggest moment only seem bigger.

There Posey was, ready to cap his greatest game, and most certainly the greatest rookie performance in Giants playoff history.

"He did all the damage for us," manager Bruce Bochy said after Posey's single keyed the Giants' rally for a 6-5 victory in Wednesday's Game 4 of the National League championship series.

"Every at-bat, he delivered for us."

Especially this one, at the end of this amazing, seesaw, thunderous game. By the way, the victory put the Giants up 3-1 in the series, just a step away from the World Series.

In the ninth, Posey fought off several howling pitches from Roy Oswalt, a starter called in to hold the fort in desperate times.

Then Posey ripped an Oswalt slider into right field, which sent Aubrey Huff to third and set up the win.

"I was able to foul a couple pitches off, then I got a slider over the plate," Posey said.

The final piece was provided by Juan Uribe, who drove a fly ball to left field, plenty deep enough to score Huff and end the game in Giants jubilation at AT&T Park.

But it was Posey's hit that was the essential event -- as every Posey play became in this incredible game.

"Posey is good," Phillies manager Charlie

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