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- One of the most diversely decorated professional poker players in history with 5 WSOP titles and 1 WPT title who has exceeded $10,300,000 in live tournament winnings.
|Year||Tournament||(US$) Prize Won|
|1997||$2,000 WSOP Omaha 8 or Better||$159,959|
|1998||$10,000 WSOP Main Event NLHE||$1,000,000|
|2001||$2,500 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha||$178,480|
|2001||$5,000 WSOP Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better||$287,580|
|2003||$1,500 Ace to Five Triple Draw Lowball||$43,520|
|2006||$10,000 WPT Gold Strike Open NLHE||$969,421|
|2009||$10,000 LA Poker Classic HORSE Event||$340,993|
Quick Professional Bio
Scotty Nguyen is a five time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and winner of the Main Event in 1998. His biggest monetary victory was at the 2008 H.O.R.S.E. Championship event and became the first player ever to win a Main Event and H.O.R.S.E. Championship event in a career. Nguyen impressively followed up that showing by winning the LA Poker Classic's $10k H.O.R.S.E. event a few months later.
Not Always a Happy Drunk
Although Nguyen is known for drinking at the tables and being the life of the party, during the 2008 WSOP H.O.R.S.E. event he became unruly and exhibited what many believe to be objectionable behavior.
Nguyen has since issued an apology for the incident.