POKER PROFESSIONAL SCOTTY NGUYEN
SCOTTY NGUYEN POKER PRO
Scotty Nguyen Poker Professional
scotty nguyen Thuan "Scotty" Nguyen (born October 28, 1962 in Nha Trang, Vietnam) is a Vietnamese American professional poker player and is also known as the train.
Scotty Nguyen is one of the most active players in professional poker today, and from 2000 to 2004 he finished in the money in more than 100 events. He won the 1998 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event and has 4 WSOP bracelets overall.
Scotty Nguyen is noted for saying "baby" and "yeah baby" frequently during poker matches as well as playing with lots of emotion.
He also has coined the phrase "That's poker baby" when referring to a particularly bad beat. On the final hand of the 1998 World Series of Poker's main event, a full house was dealt on the table. Scotty Nguyen made the memorable quote to his opponent Kevin McBride: "You call, going be all over baby!" McBride called, and it was all over, as Scotty Nguyen beat McBride with a better full house.
Scotty Nguyen made an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in April 2004.After making several World Poker Tour (WPT) final tables, Nguyen eventually won a WPT event in January 2006, defeating Michael Mizrachi heads-up in the fourth season Gold Strike World Poker Open when his A?Q? made a flush against Mizrachi's A?J? on the very first hand of heads-up round.
As of 2006, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,700,000.Nguyen has also made appearances on the Ultimate Blackjack Tour playing Elimination Blackjack.
Scotty Nguyem Tournament Prizes Won
• 1997 $2,000 Omaha 8 or Better $156,950
• 1998 $10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship $1,000,000
• 2001 $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha $178,480
• 2001 $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better $287,58
• 2006 Gold Strike World Poker Open
• 2008 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E World Championship
• 2009 Inaugural LA Poker Classic $10,000 H.O.R.S.E World Championship at the Commerce Casino's annual LA Poker Classic Series netting $339,743.
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