Posts Tagged ‘Scotty’s Boot Camp’

Scotty’s Boot Camp in Las Vegas 2010 [Video]

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Thanks to everyone qualifying and participating in Scotty’s Boot Camp 2010. Together with Scotty and our 10 winner we had some wonderful days in Vegas with poker, party, bowling and a lot of laughs! Hope we can make it next year again “baby”!

Final day of Scotty’s Boot Camp, Tournaments, dinner and clubbing till 5 am!

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

After the long day of lessons yesterday we felt that our Scotty’s Boot Camp players needed a treat so we took them to one of the gourmet restaurants at the Venetian and then the renowned Lavo club at the Palazzo. It was a night to remember with a flow of bright drinks, great music, a lot of dancing and an occasional real live superman (true story) flying across the room with a bottle of champagne.

Let’s just say it’s a different kind of night club than what I am used to in Malta, and judging by the players faces, their countries too. When we left about 4 players at palazzo at 3 am I thought there’s a good chance they’ll miss this morning brunch and last day of the Scotty’s boot camp but amazingly enough they all arrived (maybe not on time.. ) and were eager to sit down and play Scotty who had a bounty on his head as did the instructor Alex.

The tournament brought many laughs at all kinds of situations. One of these was when Juzzu from Finland got a cramp in his leg conveniently at big blind and couldn’t move to the dealer’s frustration only to one hand later fold AK pre- flop. Scotty was wondering if he hadn’t listened at his lessons?! The players were fighting for an exclusive Word Series of Poker leather jacket signed by Scotty and the “lucky” winner in the end was Georgios from Greece.

The time came to say good bye from our end as we make our way back to Malta tomorrow. I assured my players that I’m way tired of them and would ignore there constant phone calls and text messages, but truth is.. I will miss them! On Saturday they enter the $1,000 #3 event and I will be sitting crossing my fingers all day that they make it through day 1 and show everyone what players are made off!

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Scotty’s Boot Camp: This was one of the best days in my life! [Guest blogger]

Friday, May 28th, 2010

[Örjan Knutsson from Sweden won a full $10,000 Scotty’s Boot Camp package going to Las Vegas with Scotty Nguyen and playing in the WSOP. Scotty’s Boot Camp is being held in Las Vegas between 25-27th May.]

It was poker from morning until night on Wednesday and I picked up so much from Scotty and the instructor Alex. We started with chip stacks relevant to WSOP events and did a few hours of poker hands with a WSOP event profile. We analyzed hand selections, bet analyze, raise and re-raise, patterns, situational plays and reading hand quality at the table. Scotty gave us tournament strategy and filled in with tips all the time and special anecdotes from his long career.

The video session after lunch was great. Scotty showed situations from his most famous tournaments where he put in some tricks and overall view on choices. We got scenario based training with decisions and pre-flop and stack analyzes. It was very hands-on and we sat there all day like students eager to learn more.

We got specific situations to solve at the table and in the afternoon we were so filled with poker impressions that we needed a four hour siesta before we headed to the dinner and then a nightclub where we partyed till the early hours. This was one of the best days in my life!

Autograph Scotty Nguyen

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Örjan Kunosson Scotty's Boot Camp

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Scotty’s Boot Camp, getting ready for the WSOP with poker lessons from the pro

Friday, May 28th, 2010

This was some heavy in depth poker lessons today. Starting off with Alex as our star instructor, teacher of the bracelet winners showing the Scotty Boot Camp players pre flop, bet size and pot size strategy with Scotty helping the players to get their play to a top notch level.

Moving on to some analysis off Scotty’s most famous hands such as the winning hand in 2008 WSOP Main Event, letting our Scotty’s Boot Camp participants give their opinion; how would they have played it? What did the players round the table do wrong? And who is showing the most obvious tells?

Today has been a most highly valuable day for our winners, mainly cause Scotty is preparing them hard core style for the #3 WSOP event starting on Saturday! No matter how talented and experienced our players are, they will shiver at the thought of sitting down at a table of the most prestigious tour in the world.

This is Vegas, this is where the legends of poker meet and its all new for our Scotty “Boot Campers”! But thanks to these last days they are more prepared than ever and Scotty will be proud to let them loose at Rio.

Jan from Czech republic is 22 years old and studies agriculture and is pretty amazed at finding himself at a one to one lesson with the Prince of Poker. He says he values the new knowledge of keeping focused on the pot at all times when playing live, even if you’re not in the hand, while Maris from Latvia who is doing his BA in law (!) Says he wants Scotty to teach him how to hide his tells before the event start.

The ten winners are all different people on different levels of poker but after this Scotty’s Boot Camp we know they have a shot in the WSOP event! What I know is, that after this day we definitely need to sit down for a nice dinner and then move on to the Las Vegas luxury night club that we put our sights on! Stay tuned for tomorrow when we will play a final tournament here at the Venetian and put the winners new knowledge to the test and don’t forget to check all the latest images from Scotty’s Boot Camp on flikr.

Örjan Kunosson graduating from Scotty’s Boot Camp in Las Vegas [Guest blogger]

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

[Örjan Knutsson from Sweden won a full $10,000 Scotty’s Boot Camp package going to Las Vegas with Scotty Nguyen and playing in the WSOP. Scotty’s Boot Camp is being held in Las Vegas between 25-27th May.]

When I stepped into the Hummer limo outside The Venetian I at last realized that this dream was for real. It was an amazing feeling to cruise in Vegas and meet all the other winners and it was obvious that all of us were a bit gobsmacked when we sat in this huge special limo sipping on a beer.

Scotty greeted us at a bowling parlour where we had a VIP section and plenty of food and drinks. We laughed a lot as we tried and do those strikes and Scotty finished it off with showing some card tricks. Now we are waiting for the poker action to start and it will be an experience to remember for my whole life.

Scotty is so cool and relaxed hanging around with and I hope that we get a great day and night!

Örjan Kunosson Scotty Boot Camp

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Hummers, bowling and card tricks, and its only Day 1 of Scotty’s Boot Camp

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Our first Boot Camp day has just finished and I have to begin with saying that I was pretty surprised to see that all of our ten winners actually made it to Vegas! Ok – not on time, not with all their luggage, passports or perhaps even their full senses after 24 hour long trips, but none the less, they got here! We started up with jumping in a ten meter long, white hummer limousine that actually had a night club going on inside. It was more than enough to wake up anyone suffering from jetlag.

And when we were greeted by Scotty in his sergeant’s hat outside a private bowling suite filled with all the foods and drinks anyone could wish for, it’s safe to say that everyone was ready for the Boot Camp to begin!

Our big gang started bowling in good spirits and people saying they had only bowled once before in their lives couldn’t be telling the truth because no one scored under 100 points! I knew of course that I would be that person so I refrained from getting my stylish bowling shoes on.

Scotty’s team was close to winning but was beat by Dan’s team leading with our Polish winner Artur who cashed in a nice casino check as a first prize. The Boot Camp couldn’t have started off in a better way and we are all ready to get down to the real business tomorrow when Scotty will teach and instruct our players throughout the whole day, focusing on how to play a big tournament like the WSOP event #3 that our players will be seated for on the Saturday.

Follow us throughout the Boot Camp where we promise you more fun, more dramas, more poker and of course more VEGAS! Check the video from Day one and all view the images.

Limo Scotty Boot Camp

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Scotty Nguyen Bowling

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Scotty Boot Camp team

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All videos, blogs and pictures from Scotty’s European Tour 2010

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Scotty Nguyen and his wife Julie did a proper road-trip in Europe promoting Scotty’s Boot Camp at earlier this year. During seven days, five countries were visited and Scotty played a major role in Prague, Warsaw, Riga, Helsinki and Stockholm.

Now you can check out his own diary, the videos and images during an eventful and hectic week in Europe!

Scotty's European Tour

Scotty’s Boot Camp – Arriving in Las Vegas baby! [Guest blogger]

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

[Örjan Knutsson from Sweden won a full $10,000 Scotty’s Boot Camp package going to Las Vegas with Scotty Nguyen and playing in the WSOP. Scotty’s Boot Camp is being held in Las Vegas between 25-27th May.]

Wow! So now I am in Las Vegas at last. The flight went well even if I struggled to sleep the last night when I discovered thay my new passport number didn’t match the booking. It was of course never an issue but it gave me some butterflies in the stomach.

We landed in Las Vegas via Munich from Stockholm and this city that never sleeps gave me some energy just like that!

Dan and Denise from Expekt greeted me at The Venetian where Scotty’s Boot Camp will be held and I can’t wait for it to start on Tuesday. But now I will get some sleep and load some energy for the next couple of days.

I guess I need it! – Orjan Kunosson, Scotty’s Boot Camp winner