Scotty Nguyen
Scotty Nguyen
Thuận B. "Scotty" Nguyễn is a Vietnamese American professional poker player who is a five time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, most notably as the winner of the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event and the 2008 WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship. He is the first and currently only player to win both the WSOP Main Event and $50,000 Players' Championship.
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Mystic Valley Soccer tops greater Lawrence 4-0
Boston Globe - over 3 years
The Mystic Valley boys soccer team played a fantastic game on Friday afternoon resulting in a convincing 4-0 win over Greater Lawrence Tech. Scotty Nguyen scored twice for the Eagles. His first goal came just 7 minutes into the game.     
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Shooting Star: San Jose poker event March 4-8
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
Shooting Star: San Jose poker event March 4-8 Many of the biggest stars in poker descend on San Jose next week for the Shooting Star tournament at the Bay 101 Casino. Coming home to play the Shooting Star is one of my favorite stops on the tour. Knock out Scotty Nguyen (or any bounty) and you win $2,500 and get a T-shirt with that player's photo on it. The casino hosts $1,000 satellite tournaments daily through Saturday at 9:30 a.m., as well as $500 tournaments Sunday and Monday nights - no advance signup for these, registration starts at 10:30 p.m. and the tournaments start at midnight. On the eve of the tournament, the 2013 Silicon Valley Poker Challenge will bring together top poker pros and local entrepreneurs at Mountain View's Computer History Museum. Organized by Brian Reynard, CEO and founder of Silicon Valley Executive Network, the third annual event has raised more than $50,000.
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Poker : Betclic Poker signe avec… - iGamingFrance.com
Google News - over 5 years
Avec plus de 11 millions de dollars de gains en tournois à son actif, Scotty Nguyen est indubitablement l'une des meilleurs joueurs de poker au monde. Il est en effet classé dans le Top 10 de la All Time Money List et reste le seul joueur à avoir gagné
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Top-10 ideas to improve poker programming - Casino City Times
Google News - over 5 years
Not even a drunken Scotty Nguyen could get ESPN good ratings for the WSOP $50000 HORSE tournament when the final table was played in the limit format in 2008. But I think it's time to give it another shot (other poker games, not drunken Scotty)
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Kimberly Lansing: World Poker Tour's Woman In Charge - Starpulse.com
Google News - over 5 years
Freddy Deeb, Scotty Nguyen, and Phil Hellmuth. I just want to show [Phil] a bluff and have him freak out on me." While she might not have the playing talent of those prominent names, it's clear that Kimberly has accomplished quite a lot in her
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Top 50 Ridiculously Funny Athlete Photos - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
What we know: Daniel Negreanu (right) played an entire round of the Heads Up Poker Championship on NBC versus Scotty Nguyen dressed as.. Scotty Nguyen (left). What we want to know: How drunk he must have been to come up with this idea
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PPT 2011 : Summer Sat à Saint-Amand les Eaux - Poker.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Avec 4 millions d'euros garantis dans sa cagnotte, et la présence confirmée des plus grandes stars du poker mondial telles, Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, Scotty Nguyen, Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel, Gus Hansen, Michael Mizrachi, les compères Phil Laak,
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THEATER REVIEW: 'Fully Charged' - Gilroy Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Scotty Nguyen's creative arena covering choreography and Susan Hilferty's 550 glitzy, imaginative costumes, excellent lighting and sound for this production are a definite asset and seem to get better every year. The most inventive idea that the circus
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Maria Ho: A Formidable Talent - Woman Poker Player Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Maria joins the “Prince of Poker”, Scotty Nguyen, Survivor-China contestant and professional player Jean-Robert Bellande and and G4?s 2 Months, $2 Million's Dani “Ansky” Stern as the faces of Rise Poker. Rise Poker is a pay by month poker site that
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The WSOP on ESPN: Welcome to the Main Event! - PokerNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
Likewise, poker “celebrities” and former Main Event champs who failed to survive included Day 1 eliminations Greg Raymer, Doyle Brunson, Jerry Yang, and Chris Moneymaker; and Day 2 rejects Scotty Nguyen, Dan Harrington, Bobby Baldwin, Jamie Gold,
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Why I didn't Play the EPL - CardPlayer.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
To this day, while the die hards may be in awe of names like Galen Hall, Randal Flowers, Matt Hawirlenko, Sam Stien, and Isaac Haxton, when the mainstream audience thinks of poker they think of names like Chris Moneymaker, Phil Ivey, Scotty Nguyen,
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Palms goes all-in with Epic Poker League - Casino City Times
Google News - over 5 years
While Phil Hellmuth Jr., Mike Matusow and Scotty Nguyen will get airtime, players such as Steve Sung, Hevad Khan and John Racener could boost their exposure based on how well they play. Maloof recently struck an agreement with two private equity firms
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Millions to be Won at the 2011 Legends of Poker Tournament Series and World ... - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
... Chris Ferguson, Layne Flack, Andrew Frankenberger, Prahlad Friedman, Bill Gazes, Cycalona Gowen, Hasan Habib, Dan Harrington, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Mel Judah, Hieu "Tony" Ma, Daniel Negreanu, Men Nguyen, Scotty Nguyen, Erik Seidel,
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Poker tourney debuts at Harrah's Chester - Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
6 and 7 with a $500 buy-in main event featuring a guaranteed prize pool of $100000. Already commited is legend-of-the-felt Scotty Nguyen, who will not only compete in the big game, but host meet-and-greets and other promotional events
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Occasional Dispatches from the Republic of Anhedonia: Part 3 - Grantland
Google News - over 5 years
The declivity of the Hall of Legends was festooned with huge banners featuring the blown-up faces of game greats — a grim-looking Erick Lindgren, Scotty Nguyen, last year's champ Jonathan Duhamel — then it was into the rotunda, where you could buy
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Seminole Immokalee welcomes Scotty Nguyen - Ante Up Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Seminole Casino Immokalee near Ft. Myers, Fla., has scheduled a weekend of events around poker pro Scotty Nguyen. At 2 pm on Sept. 24, Nguyen will compete in an Ante Up Tour event with a $200+$15+$15 buy-in and a guaranteed $10000 prize pool
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Scotty Nguyen
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 51
    As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $11,700,000.
    More Details Hide Details Of those winnings, $5,100,999 have come at the WSOP. Nguyen has also made appearances on the Ultimate Blackjack Tour playing Elimination Blackjack. Nguyen also made an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in April 2004. In January 2012, Nguyen was named as team captain of the Expekt Poker pro team for EPT Deauville. The team also included Julian Kabitzke and Jack Salter as well as EPT London 3rd-place finisher Andre Klebanov.
  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 46
    In 2009, Nguyen won the inaugural LA Poker Classic $10,000 H.O.R.S.E World Championship at the Commerce Casino's annual LA Poker Classic Series.
    More Details Hide Details This 1st-place finish earned him $339,743, and further cemented Nguyen's reputation as one of the greatest masters of all variations of fixed limit poker.
  • 2008
    Age 45
    Nguyen later formally apologized to the fans in an interview, and said that he no longer blamed any other players for his behavior, and that there was no excuse for his behavior at the 2008 H.O.R.S.E. event.
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    At the 2008 $50,000 World Series of Poker H.O.R.S.E. event, Nguyen exhibited what many have considered objectionable, and even rule-breaking behavior, including a soft-play in a hand with Erick Lindgren.
    More Details Hide Details In the broadcast of the prestigious event, Nguyen was shown drinking numerous alcoholic beverages while swearing and scolding others (including waiters/waitresses) at the final table, drawing criticism from commentators. Following the event (which Nguyen won), Nguyen issued an apology to his fans and stated that the event's editing depicted him unfairly. He also cited issues like exhaustion, frustration with the perceived gloating of Michael DeMichele, and pressure to succeed as reasons for his unconventional behavior.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    Scotty also nearly made the final table of the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing in 11th place out of a field of 6,358 and earning $476,926.
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    Nguyen earned a second-place finish at the 2007 World Series of Poker in the seven card stud high low split eight or better event won by Eli Elezra.
    More Details Hide Details Scotty stated after the event that he hadn't played cash games in over two years because he enjoys a friendly environment which is difficult in serious cash games.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    After making several World Poker Tour final tables, Nguyen eventually won a WPT event in January 2006, defeating Michael Mizrachi heads-up in the fourth season Gold Strike World Poker Open when his made a flush against Mizrachi's on the very first hand of heads-up round.
    More Details Hide Details With this WPT victory, Scotty became one of only 5 people to win both the main event of the World Series of Poker and a World Poker Tour title.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 35
    For this reason, Scotty does not wear his 1998 WSOP championship bracelet.
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    Nguyen's Main Event triumph in 1998 was followed immediately by tragedy—the very next day, one of his brothers was hit by a car back home in Vietnam, and killed.
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    On the final hand of the 1998 World Series of Poker's Main Event, a full house was dealt on the table.
    More Details Hide Details Nguyen made the memorable quote to his opponent Kevin McBride: "You call, it's gonna be all over baby!" McBride called, saying "I call. I play the board." Nguyen beat McBride with a better full house by holding.
    Nguyen is noted for playing with lots of emotion. He went on to win the 1998 World Series of Poker and split 1/3 of the winnings ($333,333) with Mike Matusow.
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    Unfortunately Nguyen blew this bankroll again and was completely broke shortly before the 1998 World Series of Poker.
    More Details Hide Details Nguyen had to play in a small satellite tournament which he did not even have enough money to buy into. Mike Matusow saw potential in Nguyen and decided to bankroll 1/3 of the buy in.
  • 1997
    Age 34
    Nguyen had to rebuild his bankroll after losing his million. His next success came at the 1997 World Series of Poker where he won the $2,000 Omaha 8 or Better, netting a profit of over $150,000.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 22
    His luck improved in 1985 when he was invited to Lake Tahoe to deal in a no-limit Hold’em tournament.
    More Details Hide Details He dealt all day and played cash games all night with the meager bankroll he brought with him. He built his bankroll to $7,000 and felt he was invincible. He returned to Las Vegas and gambled his bankroll up to $1 million. His name spread around Vegas and soon he began playing poker with Johnny Chan, Puggy Pearson, and David Grey. He purchased a Chevrolet Camaro for $17,000, a Corvette for $21,000 and a condominium for $60,000 all in cash. He lived in Caesars Palace and was winning $50,000 to $900,000 a night. Bad habits plagued Nguyen; recreational use of marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol developed into full-scale addictions. After a costly losing streak, he ended up going broke. Nguyen was spared a room and $5,000 in cash.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on October 28, 1962.
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