David Pham Earns 3rd Career Bracelet at 2017 WSOP

David Pham Earns 3rd Career Bracelet at 2017 WSOPDavid ‘Dragon’ Pham has won Event #12 of the 2017 World Series of Poker, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event, after besting a field of 1,739 players over three days to capture a coveted gold bracelet, and a first place prize of $391,960.
The Vietnamese-born American poker pro has been a fierce competitor on the tournament circuit since recording his first cash back in 1992, and over the years has gone on to amass a huge $9,809,907 in lifetime earnings. The 50 year-old’s accolades includes winning two previous WSOP titles, namely in 2001 the $2,000 S.H.O.E. event for $140,455, and in 2006 the $2,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout evet for $240,222. After having now completed a hattrick of WSOP victories in Las Vegas, Pham commented:
“Of course the money comes first, but winning a bracelet means so much! It took me 10 years to win again.”
The WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event featured a prize pool of $2,347,650, and amongst the recognizable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was Loni Harwood in 74th ($4,315), Kevin Eyster in 64th ($4,969), Dan Heimiller in 39th ($8,183), Mike Leah in 27th ($12,135), Mike Sexton in 26th ($12,135), and Phil Collins in 19th ($12,135).
After the final table got underway, Pham (A-A) eliminated Billy Rodgers (A-K) in 7th, while Jordan Young took care of Nathan Pfluger in 6th, followed by Kevin Trettin in 5th. Pham then sent Roman Korenev to the rail in 3rd, to set up a heads-up battle against Young for the title.
There was to be no quick resolution to the final phase, though, and three hours of play would ensue before the deciding hand occurred with Pham (K-9) moving all-in preflop, and Young making the call holding A-7. A king on the river subsequently sealed the deal, and so Jordan Young had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $242,160, while David Pham claimed the gold bracelet.
Final Table Results:
1: David Pham $391,960
2: Jordan Young $242,160
3: Roman Korenev $174,559
4: Melissa Gillett $127,180
5: Kevin Trettin $93,667
6: Nathan Pfluger $69,741
7: Billy Rodgers $52,503
8: Huihan Wu $39,969
9: Aditya Agarwal $30,774

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