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Minh Nguyen
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Nguyen in the 2005 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) Pokerhost
Residence Bell Gardens, California, U.S.
Born May 15
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 26
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
11th, 2003
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 4
Information accurate as of 12 September 2009.

Minh Van Nguyen (Vietnamese: Nguyễn Văn Minh; born May 15), a Vietnamese American professional poker player, is a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner residing in Bell Gardens, California.

Nguyen learned to play poker from his cousin, poker professional Men Nguyen, and has gone on to become a regular on the poker tournament circuit since 1999.

Nguyen finished 24th in the $10,000 no limit hold'em main event at the 2002 World Series of Poker (WSOP), earning $40,000. He went on to win a bracelet at the 2003 World Series of Poker in the $1,500 seven-card stud hi-lo split event, and would finish 11th in the Main Event later that year.

Nguyen earned a second WSOP bracelet at the 2004 WSOP in the $1,500 pot limit hold'em event, and finished 2nd to Mark Seif in the $1,500 no limit hold'em event at the 2005 WSOP.

Nguyen finished in 7th place at the inaugural Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship, earning $60,000. He also finished in 8th place at the 2005 World Poker Finals, earning $172,800.

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2003 $1,500 Seven-card stud Hi-Lo Split $106,020
2004 $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em $155,420

As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings have exceeded $2,100,000. His 26 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,033,671 of those winnings.

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