The legendScotty came to America with his family at the age of 14 before being expelled from school for spending too much time in underground poker games. He became a dealer at Harrah’s and played Stud with his earnings, but lost too much. That all changed in 1985 when his luck turned and he gambled his bankroll up to $ 1 million. But when he also gambled too much on marijuana, cocaine and alcohol, he soon lost his million again. Finally he made his way into the 1998 WSOP Main Event due to financial support from Mike Matusow and as you all know Scotty won it:). Mike got his share. Sadfully the day after his win, Scotty lost his brother who died in Vietnam, so you’ll never see Scotty with that Bracelet on, out of respect for his brother. Scotty is famous for playing with emotion and a lot of talking, most of the time using his stopwords ‘baby‘ or ‘yeah baby‘ and the famous sentences ” That’s poker baby ” and ” You call, it’s gonna be all over baby ” (during his last hand heads-up at the 1998 WSOP Main Event). Scotty consideres himself more as a tournament player, which he enjoys more than the strict and serious cash games. He’s definately one of the most colourful and charasmatic characters in the circuit wearing a lot of diamonds and juwels with his sporting outfit. Scotty had a not so pleasant win at the WSOP H.O.R.S.E. WC in 2008 because of his rule-breaking behaviour with swearing and scolding at others at the table due to alcohol. He excused many times afterwards and stated that he’ll never drink again during a tournament. Later in 2009 Scotty won the inaugural LA Poker Classic $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. WC at the Commerce which proved once more his reputation as one of the greatest masters of all variations of fixed limit poker.
ID & career> born 28/10/1962, Nha Trang (VIET)
> resides now in Henderson, Nevada (USA) with his wife Julie and 5 kids.
> Nickname : ‘ The Train ‘ or ‘ The Prince of Poker ‘
> was the WSOP Main Event World Champion winner in 1998
> won 4 other Bracelets (’97 Omaha 8 or better, ‘01 Pot Limit Omaha, ‘01 Omaha Hi-Lo split 8 or better, ‘08 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship)
> won 1 WPT-title (’06 Gold Strike) after defeating Michael Mizrachi.
> likes his favourite hand Jack of Diamonds and Nine of Clubs.
> has Live Tournament Winnings of over $ 11,270,000 (until 2009)