Earlier this year, Scotty Nguyen, made a statement that he would stop playing poker if he didn't win at least 4 million dollars in 2009 WSOP. The most people thought that it was crazy of him to say something like that, and they meant that there is not a chance in the world that he will stop playing if he doesn't win 4 million dollars. All of them were right. Scotty Nguyen, weren't even close to win that much money in 2009 WSOP, and he never stopped playing poker after the world series. In an interview with a Swedish magazine he said the following.
What went wrong in WSOP?
- You know, it was too much pressure. The statement I made that "I will stop playing poker if I don't win 4 million dollars in WSOP" is the biggest statement I have ever made. I had such a good self-confidence before WSOP. But, when I played the WSOP everyone tried to take me out just because of what I had said. It wasn't fun playing poker because of this. All I could think of was that I have to make $4 million and succeed. But I let me and my fans down as I didn't make it.
Do you feel like you're in shape now even though you didn't do so well in WSOP?
- Oh yeah. After the World Series I spent the most of my time with my wife, kids, and close friends. I have only played 1 tournament after WSOP, so now I'm ready to take on some new challenges.
Scotty Nguyen is going to play EPT Barcelona and WSOPE in London this year. It will be very interesting to see if he still got what it takes to take down a big tournament?