We caught up with the action as a short stacked Scotty Nguyen was involved in hand against two opponents, one of which who identified themselves only as "John". While we are not positive who "John" is exactly, he was sporting a gaudy, gold bracelet adorned with the words "2009 WPO," meaning this player has captured 1st place in one of that year's World Poker Open tournaments.
Nguyen: (X)(X) -
Opponent # 1: (X)(X) -
John: (X)(X) -
The Prince of Poker was all-in by fifth street and his opponents began checking it down in an attempt to eliminate the dangerous tournament legend. When seventh street was dealt, however, "John" decided to fire out a bet of 400 and opponent # 1 mucked his hand.
Nguyen was overheard asking one of the massage girls for some assistance, saying "Gimme some money baby" during the hand and his casual demeanor suggested he thought he was ahead the whole time. Indeeed, Nguyen flipped up and an unknown third card for trip queens.
The winner of the 2008 $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E World Championship will have to wait for another day to add bracelet number six to his collection, as "John" tabled for a winning full house. In a display of sportsmanship, "John" let Scotty know that he needed to catch the four on seventh street to catch up, as he was behind the whole way with his trip jacks. Nguyen took the beat in stride and sauntered out of the Pavilion Room in style, his trademark gold jewelery flashing as he made his way to the rail.