Tulsa man places 19th in poker tournament

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 8:34 am
By: News On 6

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) _ It wasn't in the cards for a Tulsa man to win the Scotty Nguyen Poker Challenge Two at the Cherokee Casino in Catoosa.

Tu Huynh qualified for the final game with 20 participants Monday, but he finished 19th.

The main event began Sunday with more than 100 participants. Players could qualify by buying in for $5,000 or winning earlier tournaments.

Professional poker player Nam Lee of California placed first and received $166,070 and a custom bracelet valued at more than $35,000.

Arlington, Texas, resident Joe Koster finished second and won $114,875. Jeff Bryan of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, placed third and received $74,832.

Nguyen has two World Series of Poker titles and a 2006 World Poker Open title.