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WSOP 2010, Scotty Nguyen: I´m kickin’ ass, baby

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Scotty Nguyen stormed through the field on day 4 of the WSOP Main Event.

- I’m kickin’ ass, baby, this is my year, Scotty told after today’s play in Las Vegas.

The world champion and ambassador started the day with just over 47,000 in chips, but ended on 632,000 after twelve hours of poker drama at Rio Hotel. Scotty tells on the phone from Las Vegas:

- The turning point came when I was all in preflop with pocket kings and doubled up to 75,000 in chips. It just all worked for me today. I had QQ a few times and they hold up, as well as some key KK and AA. I feel very good heading into day 5, baby!

Scotty is among 595 players remaining after 1,203 players headed into day 4. In total 7,319 players started in this year’s Main Event competing about a massive $68,798,600, where the last nine clashes in the final table in London in November.

- I aim to be there, baby, Scotty says.

Looking at Scotty’s performance on day 4 he is a player to watch for any competitor going forward. He has almost double the average stack and he knows what it takes after his world championship title back in 1998 and his 11th place in the same main event in 2007.