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Scotty Nguyen

The Prince of Poker

Vietnam

WSOP Bracelets EPT Wins WPT Wins
5 0 1
Total Winnings
$11,789,031 
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Biography

Scotty Nguyen left his home country of Vietnam at a very young age to seek a better life. After spending time in Taiwan working a job as a manual laborer following his departure from Vietnam, Nguyen was able to receive sponsorship from a host family in the United States. After arriving in the United States, Scotty found it hard to adjust to the living conditions. He changed host families and was relocated from Illinois to California. Despite the weather being more acclimating for the young Nguyen, he still found it hard to fully adjust. After some time, Scotty found poker and realized school just wasn’t for him.

After giving up on school, Scotty’s intrigue for the game of poker led him to take on the competition in backrooms and pool halls around California before he made the jump to Las Vegas in his early twenties. His bankroll fluctuated up and down and Scotty soon decided to pick up a job dealing at some of the local casinos. It was the dealer that really helped Nguyen’s game to progress. He was able to watch hand after hand as he dealt and was soon applying his new-found knowledge on the felt. After a few years of dealing and playing, Scotty quit dealing all together in order to focus on playing.

With a few cashes under his belt and one bracelet in 1997, Nguyen’s biggest success to date came in 1998 when he won the WSOP Main Event and a cool $1 million for first place. In the last hand of the tournament, Scotty nonchalantly sipped his beer and said, “You call this one and it’s all over, baby!” Runner-up Kevin McBride made the call and Nguyen showed him the winning hand.

Those two bracelets aren’t all that Scotty holds in his collection. “The Prince of Poker” currently holds five WSOP bracelets and is the only player to have won both the Main Event and the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship at the World Series. As if that’s not enough, Scotty also has a WPT Championship win under his belt and nearly $10 million in lifetime tournament earnings.

It’s not uncommon to see the cool, confident, and charismatic Scotty Nguyen playing in some of the biggest cash games or largest buy-in tournaments throughout the world with a beer in hand, shiny gold chains around his neck, and referring to everyone he sees as “baby!”

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
24th $16,888
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
83rd $5,936
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
644th $3,446
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $2,500 10-Game Mix (Six Handed)
21st $7,075
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
8th $33,789
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
2nd $182,213
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better
5th $53,091
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
209th $48,847
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
19th $21,997
2010 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship
$20,000 Heads-up Championship
3rd $125,000
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 37 - $10,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better
11th $33,668
2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship
$20,000 Heads-up Championship
11th $25,000
2009 Aussie Millions
Event 9 - $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event
50th 15,000 AUD
PokerStars.com EPT London £1m Showdown
£20,000 High Roller Event
5th £137,000
2008 PokerStars.com EPT London
£5,200 EPT London Main Event
32nd £13,052
2008 Partouche Poker Tour - Cannes
€8,500 Cannes Main Event
44th $15,693
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 45 - $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship
1st $1,989,120
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 31 - $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-handed
7th $50,508
2007 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) - Sydney
$6300 APPT Sydney Main Event
19th 18,416 AUD
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
11th $476,926
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 50 - $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha
15th $30,992
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 46 - $1,000 Seven Card Stud Hi Lo
4th $31,610
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 31 - $5,000 Heads Up No Limit Holdem
17th $16,582
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 24 - $3,000 Seven Card Stud Hi Lo
2nd $110,731
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 5 - $2,500 Omaha/ 7 Card Stud Hi Lo
10th $11,658