WSOP Super Circuit Online Series MSPT Deadwood 2021 NJSCOOP 2021 MISCOOP partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

The 1998 WSOP Main Event Champ Falls

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Scotty Nguyen

"Payout," we heard a dealer call. We then witnessed 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Scotty Nguyen get up and head toward the payout desk.

By the time we reached the table the dealer had swiped the cards, but David "Bakes" Baker was kind enough to fill us in on some details. As he explained it, Demis Hassabis had raised from the button and Nguyen defended from the big blind.

The {8-}{7-}{3-} flop saw both players check, and then the dealer burned and turned a {9-}. A raising war broke out that resulted in Nguyen getting his chips in with straight and flush draws, which he needed to hit to overcome the {j-}{10-}{q-}{4-} nut straight of Hassabis.

That didn't happen though as the river blanked to send Nguyen to the rail in 24th place for $16,888. Meanwhile, Matthew Greenwood followed him out the door in 23rd place after being eliminated in unknown action.

Chip Counts
Demis Hassabis gb 390,000 210,000
Scotty Nguyen us Busted

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