Scotty Nguyen

Born in Vietnam in 1962, Nguyen was encouraged by his family to emigrate to the USA in pursuit of a better life.

Born in Vietnam in 1962, Nguyen was encouraged by his family to emigrate to the USA in pursuit of a better life. A journey at sea of over 22 long, arduous days followed, where food was running scarce and plans were even hatched to eat Nguyens younger brother as desperation set in among his fellow passengers. Once in America, Scotty had a difficult time adjusting to a new culture, and reacted by developing a disruptive behavior. It was during this time that he began playing poker instead of going to his high school classes

Thuan adopted the name "Scotty" at the suggestion of an employer, who had thought Thuan was too difficult to pronounce. Scotty eventually took a job in a casino as a poker dealer, where learned invaluable lessons that improved his poker abilities. Scotty went on to win the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event when during the final hand, with a board of 9-9-8-8-8, he exclaimed to his opponent, Kevin McBride, "You call, it's gonna be all over, baby!" McBride made the call, playing the full-house on the board, but Scotty held a nine for a better full-house and took down the $1 million grand prize.

Scotty, who is nicknamed the "Prince of Poker," currently resides in Henderson, Nevada with his family and pet spider monkeys. He has had appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and in the 1999 film, Big Blind. Scotty, who has over $7 million in tournament winnings, continues to impress. During the 2007 W.S.O.P., he cashed six times and came close to a second world championship when he finished 11th in the Main Event (for $476,926).

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Flopping QUADS at the WSOP!

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The Most AMAZING Comeback Ever??

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The Greatest Poker Speech Play of All Time

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Scotty Nguyen - I Love European Players

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Scotty Nguyen Crossing the Bad Etiquette Line

Scotty Nguyen gets drunk on the final table of a H.O.R.S.E event at the 2008 WSOP and shows some bad poker etiquette against Micha...

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Heads-Up Championship - Ivey and Nguyen Both Flop Big Hands

Phil Ivey and Scotty Nguyen both flop a set during their heat of the National Heads-Up Championship at the Golden Nugget casino in...

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Drunk Poker Players - When Poker Becomes Funny

This could be you if you drink too much at the tables! Featuring Phil Ivey, Scotty Nguyen and more!

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Top 5 Poker Impressions

Funny short video with top pros impersonating each other!Including Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson and Phil Laak

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WPT - S01E01 - The Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic

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Published 7 years ago

Phil Ivey Takes it in Stride

Scotty Nguyen running hot against Phil Ivey; Mr. Ivey is not too upset about it though

Drunkest Poker Games Captured on Film

Playing poker while inebriated is never a good idea

Erik Seidel’s Elvis Impersonation

Some people will go to any length to attend their favourite sporting event and for Erik Seidel it mean dressing up as Elvis Presley.

Scotty Nguyen Launches Focus Baby Cannabis Products

If you thought Dan Bilzerian was the only, ahem, poker player to get involved in the legal cannabis trade, then you can think again.

Daniel Negreanu Does The Worst Scotty Nguyen Impressions

Negreanu and Nguyen go way back, and Daniel’s impressions of Scotty go back pretty much as far.

Scotty Nguyen at Cryptonia Poker!

Guess who has graced Cryptonia Poker’s poker room recently? The prince of poker, Scotty Nguyen!

Live Poker Events, 5 years ago

Scott Blumstein Takes the WSOP Main Event title!

Scott Blumstein won the Main Event bracelet, $8,150,000 and a place in poker history!

Best ever All-In Moments in WSOP History

There is no bigger spectacle than at the World Series of Poker and many a classic all-in moment has taken place there.

Top 5 Poker Pros Who Went Broke

Poker genius and massive wins are the stuff of legend, but it brings with it a downside - the opportunities to gamble at huge stakes and lose it all.

Live Poker Events, 8 years ago

Scotty Nguyen and Eli Elezra on Poker and Life

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