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Successful EPT for new “Expekt Pro Team”

Monday, February 6th, 2012

The Expekt Pro Team launched last week at the EPT Deauville and a great week was had all by all, culminating in two players making a deep run and cashing.


Expekt Poker's Julian Kabiztke at the EPT Deauville


Expekt Poker’s Julian Kabiztke at the EPT Deauville



Team Captain, Scotty Nguyen, was unlucky to bust on day 2, but the ambassador could cheer on two of his new teammates right up until day four.


“It was an awesome experience to meet Scotty, he is so much fun”, said Julian Kabitzke, who ended 45th of 947 players, cashing for €15,000.


German Julian Kabiztke (pictured) was joined in Deauville by fellow Expekt players Bernhard Mössner, Andre Klebanov and Jack Salter. Plus long-time poker ambassador Scotty Nguyen of course.


Bernhard Mossner was very unlucky to exit in 20th place getting all-in with aces pre-flop against tens only for a ten on the river to end his hopes. Bernhard was obviously disappointed with the final hand but had a great week in Deauville including meeting Scotty and is looking forward to the next Expekt tournament.


Julian Kabitzke went out in 45th losing a huge pot with Ace King versus Kings and Tens. If only an ace hit the flop he would have been almost chip leader.


“Unfortunately I didn’t reach the final table as it looked so promising, but I enjoyed playing the tournament with other players from and to meet Scotty was just incredible. He is so much fun and nice guy!”, said Julian Kabitzke.


So a promising start from the new Expekt Pro Team and with more events lined up it looks be a bright future. Check the Expekt Promotions page soon to find out how you can become part of the team.



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Scotty Nguyen, and his Expekt Poker prospects, aim for glory in EPT Deauville!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

To team up with world champion Scotty Nguyen for a live tournament is something of a dream for many poker players, but Expekt player Julian Kabitzke from Germany knows all about it now.


Expekt Poker’s Scotty Nguyen at the EPT Deauville


Expekt Poker’s Scotty Nguyen and the rest of our players at the EPT Deauville



Scotty is really a legend and a he is such a character, it is very special to play together with him, Kabitzke said.


Scotty Nguyen has entered Europe again and after a day in France he has already signed more autographs and has had more photographs taken than most of the close to 1,000 players will collect together over the next few days in this year’s EPT in Deauville.


In Deauville, a hot-shot coastal resort two hours from Paris, the winter has taken its firm grip, and the jet-setters that flock the streets during summer are nowhere to be seen.


But the buzz is alive and kicking around the Casino Barriere where Scotty and his prospects from will battle it out on the poker tables from day 1B on Wednesday.


Around €4 million will be in the pot. Can anyone of the Expekt players be up there next to Scotty challenging for a place in the final table?


Scotty, with five WSOP bracelets and over $11,000,000 in total career earnings, says:


These players have talent above the ordinary, I will do all my best to support them during the tournament, the Las Vegas poker daddy says, while watching his four young team members in the tournament while they try to sort their clothes and hair before the photo-shoot at the casino.


If they can copy some of Scotty’s success in the live poker world they will get used to the attention.


Julian Kabitzke, the 22 year old from Chemnitz in eastern Germany, is one of the young, hot prospects in the online poker world. He is a high-raking player at and showed glimpses of what is to come in live poker when he won The One tournament in Monte Carlo last year, cashing €300,000 for the title


Jack Salter, two years older than Kabitzke and living in London, is another of Scotty Nguyen’s prospects with charisma and that young slugger attitude that he hopes will bring him success in the live world poker world.


One of my goals in 2012 is to win a major live tournament and if it happens here it would be fantastic but I know it is really tough on the live circuit and a lot is about preparation and patience, says Jack.


Bernhard Mössner, from Austria, and Andre Klebanov also teams up with Scotty in Deauville. Klebanov, 22, has already tasted success in EPT when he came 3rd in London in October last year.


While Scotty Nguyen smiles he gives his followers at a final advice:


The most important thing on the first day of a main event is to read the opponents and the table. Stay calm and don’t rush into things. Then you will be eaten. Find the easy targets on the table and you can build your stack for the coming days baby.


So shuffle up and deal. Let us see if the prospects at take Scotty’s advice up.


The players from in EPT Deauville:


Name: Julian Kabitzke
Age: 22
Lives in: Chemnitz, Germany
Played poker since: 2007


Name: Jack Salter
Age: 24
Lives in: London, UK
Played poker since: 2007


Name: Bernhard Mössner
Age: 28
Lives in: Vienna, Austria
Played poker since: 2000


Name: Andre Klebanov
Age: 22
Lives in: Chemnitz, Germany
Played poker since: 2008



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Expekt’s Scotty Nguyen hunting his sixth WSOP bracelet

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Scotty Nguyen, playing for Expekt Poker in the WSOP, is in the race to grab his sixth bracelet being one of 22 remaining players in event 47.


- “It feels so good to finally not only make it in the money but to still be in it to win it baby!” Scotty tells Expekt Poker.


Scotty Nguyen won his latest of his five bracelets when he scooped the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship back in 2008. In event 47 this year, the Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better, Scotty Nguyen played a strong day 2 and is one of 22 remaining players ahead of day 3.


- “I started out today with 7,600 in chips and I finished the day with 134,500 baby. I look forward to play tomorrow. It feels so good!


- “The last several weeks I have played some good poker but luck has not been on my side.” Scotty is on 12th place in the chip count and is one of the most experienced players in the field.


- “I am in it to win it,” says Scotty with a smile.


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Scotty Nguyen: My view on the book, Black Friday and WSOP

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Scotty Nguyen eyes a long and successful WSOP tournament in Las Vegas. The World Champion and poker ambassador also reveals that he will write a tell all book about his dramatic life:



- The book is definitely something I want to do, and something I will do, Scotty Nguyen tells us at



Scotty Nguyen is one of the most respected and famous pros on the poker circuit and had a chat with the poker legend between the tournaments during WSOP, where the main event starts on July 7.



What will be your goals and tactics in WSOP?

- My goals for the WSOP are to do very well this year. I’m looking forward to all the opportunities I have before me to continue my consistent record. This is the tournament we all look forward to the most every year baby!



What is your view on Black Friday?

- Black Friday was good and bad baby! It was good because everything needs to become legal and regulated to keep people from getting hurt by cheating or other bad things. It was bad because so many people here in the U.S. have money that is tied up, or they have used the online gaming to be able to support their families during the economic hardships, and now they don’t have that you know baby!



How has the spring been poker wise?

- So far this year, poker has been good and bad for me baby! I’m glad I won the 1k at Bellagio baby, but I wish I would do better in other events. Don’t worry baby, there’s lots of opportunity ahead of me baby!



How are the family and kids?

- Everyone is good. The kids are getting bigger, the cats and monkeys are doing well, my wife she is doing well too. It’s all good at home baby!


How long will you continue to play?

- I don’t know how long I will continue to play. Poker is all I know and I don’t know that I could “retire” and not play, you know baby that would be very hard for me to do when that’s all I know baby!



Will there be a blockbuster movie about your life in the future?

- I don’t know if there ever would be a movie about me and my life baby! I would be honoured if one was made, who wouldn’t be baby! lol baby!



How are the plans to write a book going?

- The book is definitely something I want to do, and something I will do. Right now there have been some major book store chains with financial problems, so a lot is riding on how they come out of it. It’s no good to do a book if there’s not a place to physically sell it you know baby



- I would like to wish everyone the best World Series this year baby! I hope everyone’s doing well and is healthy baby!


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Scotty wins again

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Scotty Nguyen is back on the winning track after victory in the Five-Star World Poker Classic tournament in Las Vegas. The former World Champion Scotty, ambassador for the poker site, won the No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 buy-in, cashing $42,522.


“It feels so good to be in the winning circle again. I play my game and had fun doing it. Next thing I know I’m heads-up, then it’s all over baby”, Scotty told after his triumph at Bellagio in Las Vegas.


The ambassador has cashed a massive $11,397,858 during his long career in live tournaments and this was his 47th title. Scotty Nguyen is one of the most charismatic and recognizable pros on the global poker circuit and won the WSOP main event 1998 and the 2008 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, dubbed the Players Championship.



Scotty Nguyen will write a book about his colorful life – and he wants a fan to be the author

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

“I did a tweet about wanting to do a book, and needed a writer! I had no idea I would get so many dm’s about doing it baby! Here’s the deal, I want to do a book on my life, I have held off for many years on doing it, but now I’m ready baby! This is very important to me. However I would prefer to have a fan be the writer rather than a “ghost writer”.  So, I am going to give my fans the opportunity for the job first baby! If I don’t find someone through my fans, then I will use a ghost writer, or just hold off on doing it; in which I’d probably just hold off again.

As many of you know, my life has been full of every emotion imaginable! I need someone to write in a way that brings the reader’s into the book, something you don’t want to put down, full of emotion but with the right amounts. I want you all to remember, I have only one life, and this is the life I’m telling, so I have one shot of having it told and told in the best way possible. I don’t want anyone to get upset or get your feelings hurt if I don’t chose you, I love you all baby and that’s why I want to give you all this opportunity first.

I’m going to give you all until Friday, August 13th to submit to me the following:

Email me at with the subject of “Book”, your name, your contact information, previous writing history if any, your requested pay along with I would like to have one page of sample writing by you, and I would like this to be on your life or a made up life, using emotion like what I describe above. I don’t want any writings that are not yours or not original to you baby!”

Scotty Nguyen won the WSOP main event back in 1998 and went deep in this year’s tournament ending on 209th place among 7,319 entries cashing $48,847. His book will surely be colorful, but who will be the writer?

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.

Scotty Nguyen steps into the WSOP main event today – My strategy is simple: to win it baby!

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Scotty Nguyen, who won the main event title in 1998 and the $50,000 HORSE World Championship in 2008, had a hectic May when he welcomed the winners in Scotty’s Boot Camp in Las Vegas.

- It was great to meet the winners from and talk poker and have some fun time showing them my hometown. I hope to make them proud during the main event.

Scotty also nearly made the final table of the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing in 11th place out of a field of 6,358 and earning $476,926. He is as always one of the favorites ahead of the long and challenging main event.

Will you do anything different compared to last year’s?

- Nothing different baby! Just play my game baby!

Is the main event the big goal for you this year?

- Of course baby! Every year it is baby!

How would you look back at the year so far, in terms of result?

- So far a decent year baby! I also work for better baby!

How do you look back at the WSOP so far for you own sake in terms of result and play?

- I played good, but ran into a lot of bad luck baby! That’s poker baby!

How do you use your own success earlier in the main event at the table?

-  It is always good to have that in the back-pocket baby!