Scotty Nguyen is the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. He is also the 2008 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Champion. Nguyen ranks among the highest-earning tournament players of all time.
At age 14, Nguyen came to America from his war-torn homeland of Vietnam, eventually settling in the Los Angeles, CA area where in his early 20's, he played and dealt poker in cardrooms around Southern California.
Nguyen started playing in small poker games in Las Vegas in 1988-1989. He made his first major tournament cash at the 1995 World Series of Poker.
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