He's one of only a few Australian poker players in today's field and if he wants to fly the Aussie flag for much longer he will need to do a little better than his day has started.
When we arrived at the table Minh Nguyen was in the hand against one opponent with 2,900 already in the pot and Nguyen's opponent first to act on a flop showing .
Both players decided to checvk and the hit the turn. This time Nguyen's opponent would bet 1,800 and Nguyen would make the call as a was dealt on the river. Nguyen's opponent again bet, this time for 3,000. After a few moments, Nguyen made the call and his opponent turned over for a flopped set. This was enough to see Nguyen slide his cards into the muck as his opponent took down the pot.