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Turning Point -- Peter Rho at Legends of Poker

Rho Discusses His Elimination of Men Nguyen on the Money Bubble


Peter RhoWelcome to Card Player’s Turning Point. Here, we catch up with the best poker players on tour to discuss strategy and pick their brains about real-life situations they encounter in some of the biggest tournaments on the planet.

Peter Rho has been competing in some of the highest buy-in tournaments on tour for the past four years. Earlier this year he had his breakthrough performance, cashing for $659,196 at the Aussie Millions. Then this summer, Rho made another $350,019 when he took second place in event No. 11 at the World Series of Poker.

His stellar year has him firmly in the Card Player Player of the Year race, where he sits in 18th place. Recently, Rho cashed in the WPT Legends of Poker main event in 23rd place. Late on day 3, Rho took out Men “The Master” Nguyen in a crucial pot that broke the money bubble and even put one dealer on the verge of tears.

Continue reading below to see what happened.

Event/Blinds-Antes Legends of Poker 2,000-4,000 with a 500 ante
Player Peter Rho Men Nguyen
Chip Count 150,000 59,000
Hand AHeart Suit 4Spade Suit 3Heart Suit 2Heart Suit

The Hand

Men NguyenPeter Rho raised to 10,500 from middle position, and after some thought, Men Nguyen defended from the big blind.

The flop came out 7Club Suit 5Spade Suit 3Diamond Suit, and Nguyen moved all in for his last 44,000. Rho thought for quite a while before he made the call, and Nguyen turned over 3Heart Suit 2Heart Suit for bottom pair.

Rho showed AHeart Suit 4Spade Suit for two overcards with a double-gutted straight draw, and his outs came through when the turn and river fell 10Heart Suit and ASpade Suit.

After the hand, Nguyen started in on the dealer with a barrage of F-bombs, both in English and in Vietnamese. The dealer, who appeared to understand what he was saying, then called over the floor to report on the abuse. (It couldn’t be verified, but apparently this dealer was in the box when Nguyen busted last year, as well.)

The floor couldn’t do much, since you can’t enforce a penalty on a player who has already busted from the tournament.

You can check out Rho’s analysis below.



almost 13 years ago

He is an ignoramus and allegedly a cheat.


almost 13 years ago

and as a casino employee myself, nothing could give that dealer more enjoyment, than busting that Jerk out on the bubble. I hope the next time she sees him she asks, "hows it going Men?"