Nickname: “The Prince of Poker”
Total winnings: $10 935 692
WSOP bracelets: 5
Birth date: 28.10.1962
Trivia: As a child he escaped his homeland on his own. He has 13 brothers and sisters.
Thuan B.Scotty Nguyen is the most colourful poker players on the felt and also has the most inspiring story. Born in Nha Trang, Vietnam in 1962, he fled the country ripe with civil war and flew to Taiwan at only 11 years old. Over the next few years he found sponsors in Chicago and California and came to the United States, a teenage poker enthusiast.
Scotty struggled for many years without money and used to skip school to play underground poker. He eventually headed for Las Vegas and got his first job cleaning tables at Harrah’s Casino. He moved up the ranks from dealing Poker to ultimately playing poker and started making a killing. 1998 was his big break and he skyrocketed to poker superstar status when he won the NLHE main event and 1 million dollars. He has 5 WSOP bracelets and handsome winnings from his career. Scotty’s game is an entertaining one to say the least and there is never a dull moment at the table with him. He is passionate, skilled and a real character.