Scotty Nguyen

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  1. 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.

Tournament Wins

YearTournament(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.