Scotty Nguyen Takes Down The 10K H.O.R.S.E.
February 19, 2022




After three tough days of play that featured many of the top players in the game, WSOP Main Event Champion Scotty Nguyen, took down Event #29 of the L.A. Poker Classic- the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship.

More than a little experienced with big buy-in H.O.R.S.E tournaments, Nguyen previously won the $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E event at the 2008 WSOP, for a first prize worth $1,989,120.  This event although substantial, didn't pay nearly so much; first prize for Event #29 was posted at $340,993.  

It's not exactly clear how much of that total Nguyen actually claimed though, because last night's event ended with a negotiated deal instead of a final hand.  

The deal was struck between the final two players at the table, Nguyen and WSOP Main Event Final Tablist David "Chino" Rheem, who entered heads-up play virtually tied with Nguyen, after dispensing with PokerRoad's Jeff Madsen- according to live updates provided by  

Second place was valued at $182,477, so a good initial estimate for Nguyen's share of the prize pool would be around $250,000 (adjusted down for being able to claim the win).

The final table finish positions for Event #29 of the LAPC were as follows:

1st.  Scotty Nguyen- $339,743*

2nd.  David Rheem- $181,227*

3rd.  Jeff Madsen- $122,573

4th.  Chris Tsiprailidis- $86,630

5th.  Matt Graham- $66,355

6th.  Bob Golick- $52,531

7th.  Amnon Filippi- $40,550

8th.  John Monnette- $29,491

*Prizes do not reflect agreed upon deal

Story by Mark Anderson


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