(born May 15) is a Vietnamese American
player is a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet
winner, residing in Bell Gardens
Nguyen learned to play poker from his cousin Men Nguyen
and has gone on to become a regular on the poker tournament
circuit since 1999.
Nguyen finished 24th in the $10,000 no limit hold'em
main event at the 2002 World Series of Poker
(WSOP), earning $40,000. He went on to win a bracelet
at the 2003 World Series of Poker
in the $1,500 seven card stud hi-lo split
event and would also finish 11th in the main event that year.
Nguyen earned a second WSOP bracelet at the 2004 WSOP
in the $1,500 pot limit
hold'em event, and finished 2nd to Mark Seif
in the $1,500 no limit hold'em event at the 2005 WSOP
Nguyen has yet to make a World Poker Tour
(WPT) final table, although he came close finishing in 7th place on the television bubble
at the inaugural Doyle Brunson
North American Poker Championship, earning $60,000. He also finish in 8th place at the 2005 World Poker Finals, earning $172,800.
World Series of Poker bracelets
As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings have exceeded $2,100,000.