Aggressiveness: 7
Looseness: 7
Short-handed: 7
Limit: 7
No-limit: 7
Tournaments: 7
Side games: 8
Steam control: 4
Against weak players: 7
Against strong players: 7

Best game: Competent at all games

Weakness: Plays much longer sessions when losing than winning Minh is the last of the winning high-stakes players to get tournament recognition. His deficiency in English limits the attention he gets. He has not only been one of the biggest winners in the high-limit cash games the last few years, but he also has come in 9th in 2002 and 19th in 2005 in the final event at the WSOP, and he won a WPT title in 2005.

Amusing anecdote

Minh was frustrated after getting knocked out 19th in the final event in 2005. He was upset at Mike Matusow’s antics and said Mike got him off his game. As a legitimate high-stakes player he didn’t like the disrespect Mike showed him and he said he would play Mike for any amount of money, any time.

Todd Brunson, always an instigator, coerced Minh into challenging Mike to a poker duel, right in the middle of Mike’s ESPN interview after Mike got knocked out ninth.

Title: Misunderstood
Artist: Bon Jovi
Year: 2002

Reason for this song choice

Minh’s thick accent causes him to be often misunderstood.