Scotty Nguyen is famous in the poker world for his graciousness in signing autographs and posing for photos with fans, but the poker superstar is also well-known for his love of enjoying adult beverages while playing poker at the tables. That can be a double-edged sword, as far as a drunk Scotty being a fun, enjoyable table mate when he’s winning, or quickly morphing into mean Scotty if the cards aren’t falling his way. Both sides of drunk Scotty were on display at the 2008 WSOP when he won the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E event, collecting nearly $2 million for the win but not making many friends with much of his behavior at the final table.
While Scotty was on his best behavior during the 2009 WSOP, it didn’t stop him from making some outrageous claims before the action got underway, including vowing that he’d quit playing poker entirely if he didn’t win $4 million in total winnings during the 2009 WSOP. He fell way, way short of that goal, cashing just once for a little over $33,000, but somehow we doubt we’ve seen the last of Scotty Nguyen at the WSOP.