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Shooting Star: Scotty Nguyen
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Scotty Nguyen, Featured Blog, Bay 101, Tournaments, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season IX
It's Scotty Nguyen, baby. The Vietnamese-born Nguyen is one of the more recognizable figures in the poker world and has been a longtime fan favorite. Nguyen won the WSOP Main Event in 1998, then won the prestigious $50,000 HORSE event ten years later. In addition to his 5 WSOP bracelets, Nguyen has a number of noteworthy WPT accomplishments. He is tied with Phil Ivey for most WPT final table appearances with eight. He won the World Poker Open in Season IV for $969,421 and has $2,401,855 in career WPT winnings. Overall, Nguyen has won over $11 million over the course of his tournament poker career.
Last year, Nguyen made a deep run here at the Bay 101, finishing in 8th place, just shy of the final table. He followed that up with another close call with another 8th place finish at the WPT Championship event. Perhaps this time around, Nguyen can swing a final table appearance.
12:19 PM, 03/15/11