Friday, June 19, 2015 9:01 PM Local Time
Get Off My Lawn, Baby
Scotty Nguyen (pictured) was once poker's premier young gun, and even though he's competing in the Seniors Championship here today, the "Prince of Poker" is still one of the youngest competitors in the field at 52 years of age.
He's currently nursing a sub-20 big blind stack but Nguyen is still in good spirits, and recently he told his tablemates how refreshing it was to see people keeping their attention on the game, rather than tapping away on their cell phones or tablets after every hand.
"When I play in the younger tournaments," Nguyen told the table. "Everybody's just..."
Nguyen reached down and began pantomiming the modern poker player's pose following most hands of interest: eyes fixed downward, fingers feverishly sending out a message to the masses.
"This is nice baby..." Nguyen said, finishing his soliloquy to return his focus to the short-stack grind.