Scotty Nguyen is a Vietnamese Poker player who was born on October 28th, 1962. He started his career to fame by winning the 1998 World Series of Poker Tournament and went on to becoming a five time champion and bracelet winner of the World Series of Poker. He has not only made a remarkable name for himself in the Texas Hold’em poker circuit, but has also played an amazing game at the HORSE World Championship. Moreover, he is the only player to have won both the World Series of Poker and the HORSE Championship. The only event left for him to master and win is the 2-7 Low ball Championship. Through his game play and achievements one can very well make out that he is one of the most active professional poker players in the circuit. He has a record of finishing in more than 100 events with prize money between the years 200 and 2004 which is a splendid and remarkable performance.
Scotty Nguyen came to America from Vietnam when he was just fourteen years of age. Right from a very young age he had the craze and addiction of poker in his blood. He was even expelled from school as he was seen playing at underground poker games. When he became 21 years of age he was employed at Harrah’s poker room where he played, won and lost. He called himself the fish and continued his love for gambling. What improved his luck was when he decided to return to Las Vegas and play poker at a global scale. He managed up winning 1 million dollars but due to bad habits like marijuana and also due to his excessive spend thrift nature he lost all of it and was soon bankrupt. Once bankrupt, he decided he needed to get the money rolling in back again and hence decided to play the 1997 World Series of Poker Championship. However due to his habits, he became bankrupt once again and eventually had to play once again at the 1998 World Series of Poker.
Scott Nguyen is known to play with a lot of emotion and at times is pretty considerate with his opponents. Even in the final hand of the 1998 World Series of Poker Tournament, he told his opponent McBride that he would lose if he placed his bet on that hand. McBride was confident of his win, but eventually lost as Scott had a better hand.