David Pham adds a WSOP gold ring to his name along with the existing three WSOP gold bracelets. On Tuesday, he shipped the  WSOP Circuit Los Angeles $1,675 Main Event at the Bicycle Hotel and Casino for $216,790.

Pham is a coveted name in the poker world. The owner of the nickname “The Dragon” has been snatching the title of the champion for more than two decades now. Undoubtedly, 2018 would be no different for such a poker pro. It was just last week that he surpassed the $10 million mark in lifetime live poker earnings with a win in The Wynn Poker Classic $1,600 Championship for $240,254.

Pham had to face a strong field of 705 players which took the prize pool to $1,057,500 prize pool to win the Gold Ring.

WSOP Circuit Las Vegas $1,675 Main Event Final Table Results

Position Player Country Prize
1 David Pham United States $216,790
2 Tom Braband United States $134,145
3 Owen Crowe Canada $98,390
4 Nick Palma United States $73,170
5 Kristy Arnett United States $55,150
6 Adam Miller United States $42,120
7 Adam Swan United States $32,590
8 Martin Carnero United States $25,550
9 Kevin Gimble United States $20,285
10 Brett Murray United States $16,305

By the third day, there were 11 players already, battling with each other to win the title, who were already entitled to take home a minimum of $16,305.

It was Brett Murray who was eliminated first at the 10th place for $16,305 followed by Kevin Gimble at the 9th place, Martin Carnero at the 8th place, Adam Swan at the 7th place, Adam Miller at the 6th place, Kristy Arnett at the 5th place, Nick Palma at the 4th place and finally Owen Crowe at the 3rd place. Crowe’s elimination brought Pham and Braband to the heads-up battle. Pham had entered the final table at the third place by chipping up the stacks slowly. Braband entered the heads-up with very little chip stack- Pham had 2:1 chip lead over him.

Pham called a four-bet jam by Braband and won the title after his pocket tens proved to be more than good against pocket threes. Although Braband had to settle for the second place, he walked away with $134,145 as prize money.

“I’ve had a great last 10 days,” said Pham after his win according to WSOP.com. “I’m feeling great, and I played very comfortably. Even now, up in my mind, I know I’m going to be right there. I’m feeling great for so long. I don’t rush my mind to win, and I know that there are a lot of good, young players. Now, there are so many tough, young players and I feel like I’m up there with them.”

Arnett twitted a sweet picture, sulking on the elimination.


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