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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - THE BICYCLE CASINO (Los Angeles)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 to Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Event #8: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,057,500
  • Entries: 705
  • Remaining: 0
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03/14/18 01:20:54 AM PST (about 101 days and 17 hours ago)
 
David Pham Adds to Impressive Resume With Bike Main Event Win
 

 

David 'The Dragon' Pham

On Tuesday evening at the Bicycle Hotel and Casino, David Pham proved that the old school poker pros can still compete at some of the highest levels of poker.

Pham defeated a field of 705 entries to earn $216,790 in the World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Hotel and Casino main event. He wins his first Circuit ring and a seat into the 2018 Global Casino Championship to go along with a resume that includes three WSOP bracelets.

The win in Los Angeles continues his recent hot streak at the poker tables. Just last week, he won a major title in Las Vegas for over $240,000 and last summer at the WSOP, he won his third bracelet in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em for $391,960.... READ MORE

03/13/18 09:18:04 PM PST (about 101 days and 21 hours ago)
 
David Pham Wins $1,675 Bicycle Casino Main Event ($216,790), Tom Braband Eliminated in 2nd Place ($134,145)
 


David Pham 

Tom Braband opens with a raise to 285,000 on the button. David Pham is in the big blind and he raises, making it 820,000. Braband thinks for a bit, then moves all in for right around 5 million total. 

"I guess it's probably 50-50," Pham says. "I call."

Pham:   
Braband:    

It's much better than a 50-50 for Pham who actually has the dominant hand. The     flop leaves Branband looking for a three or running straight cards. The turn is the   changing nowthing, and the river is the  . That seals it for Pham who has the covering stack. He wins the Bicycle Casino Main Event and will receive $216,790 for his victory as well as a WSOPC ring and a seat in the Global Casino Championship. 

Tom Braband will take home $134,145 for his runner-up finish. 

David Pham - Bicycle Casino Main Event Champion
Tom Braband - Eliminated



Tom Braband

03/13/18 09:02:48 PM PST (about 101 days and 21 hours ago)
 
David Pham Gets Keeps his Momentum Going
 

Tom Braband raises to 285,000 from the button. David Pham calls form the big blind.

The flop is     and Pham leads out for 300,000. Braband thinks for a minute, then raises to 850,000. Pham calls.

The turn is the   and Pham leads out again, this time for 1,225,000. Braband releases his cards, and Pham extends his lead.

David Pham - 9,100,000 (75 bb)
Tom Braband - 5,000,000 (41 bb)

03/13/18 08:48:22 PM PST (about 101 days and 21 hours ago)
 
The Dragon Draws First Blood
 

On the first hand back after break, Tom Braband opens with a raise to 275,000 on the button. From the big blind, David Pham calls. 

The flop is     and both players check to see the   on the turn. There, Pham bets 325,000 and Braband calls. 

On the   river, Pham fires again, this time making it 600,000. Braband thinks for a bit, but eventually decides to fold and Pham takes down the pot.

David Pham - 7,920,000 (66 bb)
Tom Braband - 6,200,000 (52 bb)

03/13/18 08:43:21 PM PST (about 101 days and 21 hours ago)
 
Level 32 Started
 
Level:32  Blinds:60,000/120,000  Ante:20,000
03/13/18 08:20:44 PM PST (about 101 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Third Break of the Day
 
Players are now on a 15-minute break.
03/13/18 08:19:54 PM PST (about 101 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Owen Crowe Eliminated in 3rd Place ($98,390)
 


Owen Crowe

One hand after doubling up, Owen Crowe open shoves from the button for about 2,400,000. David Pham calls from the small blind.

Crowe:   
Pham:   

The board is no help to Crowe. It comes out       and Pham wins with his pocket eights.

Owen Crowe earns $98,390 for his third-place finish.

David Pham and Tom Braband are now heads up for the ring.

David Pham - 6,650,000 (66 bb)
Tom Braband - 7,450,000 (74 bb)
Owen Crowe - Eliminated

03/13/18 08:13:48 PM PST (about 101 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Owen Crowe Doubles Through David Pham
 

Tom Braband raises to 250,000 from the button. Owen Crowe then moves all in from the small blind for 1,080,000. David Pham calls from the big blind, and Braband gets out of the way.

Pham:   
Crowe:   

The flop is     and Crowe takes the lead. The turn is the  , and the river is the  . Crowe wins with aces and eights to double up.

Owen Crowe - 2,440,000 (24 bb)
David Pham - 4,220,000 (42 bb)

03/13/18 08:10:23 PM PST (about 101 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Owen Crowe Bluffs Off a Big Chunk to David Pham
 

David Pham opens under the gun with a raise to 235,000. Owen Crowe calls from the big blind. 

Both players check on the     flop to see the   on the turn. There, Crowe leads out with a bet of 325,000. Pham calls. 

On the   river, Crowe bets again, this time making it 800,000. Pham thinks for a bit, then calls. 

Crowe -   
Pham -   

Pham has the best of it with a straight and he takes the big pot off of Crowe who was bluffing with king-high.

David Pham - 5,500,000 (55 bb)
Owen Crowe - 1,025,000 (10 bb)

03/13/18 08:04:17 PM PST (about 101 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Tom Braband Wins Family Pot
 

Owen Crowe raises to 220,000 from the button. David Pham calls from the small blind and Tom Braband calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and it's checked to Crowe. He continues for 250,000. Pham quickly folds, then Braband calls.

Both players check the   on the turn and they check again on the   river. 

Braband tables    for a pair of nines, and Crowe mucks his cards.

Tom Braband - 7,660,000 (76 bb)
Owen Crowe - 2,580,000 (25 bb)

03/13/18 07:58:02 PM PST (about 101 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Tom Braband Takes From Owen Crowe
 

On the button Owen Crowe opens with a raise to 220,000. David Pham and Tom Braband both calls. 

The flop is     and action checks to Crowe who bets 250,000. Only Braband calls. 

On the   turn, both players check, then check again on the   river. Braband shows his    and that's good to earn him the pot. 

Tom Braband - 6,650,000 (67 bb)
Owen Crowe - 2,900,000 (29 bb)

03/13/18 07:50:13 PM PST (about 101 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Owen Crowe Wins a Small One
 

From the small blind, Owen Crowe limps. David Pham checks his option from the big blind. 

Both players check on the     flop, and the   turn. The river is the   and Crowe decides to bet, making it 150,000. Pham calls, but mucks when Crowe turns up his    for three of a kind. 

Owen Crowe - 4,300,000 (43 bb)
David Pham - 3,800,000 (38 bb)

03/13/18 07:41:17 PM PST (about 101 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Tom Braband Wins Raising War
 

Owen Crowe raises to 220,000 from the button. David Pham three-bets to 625,000 from the small blind. Tom Braband thinks for about 30 seconds, then reraises all in from the big blind. Both other players quickly fold.

Tom Braband - 6,750,000 (67 bb)
David Pham - 4,170,000 (41 bb)
Owen Crowe - 3,100,000 (31 bb)

03/13/18 07:35:22 PM PST (about 101 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Owen Crowe Shoves on David Pham
 

From the button, Owen Crowe raises to 220,000. David Pham calls from the small blind and Tom Braband tags along from the big blind. 

The flop is     and all three players check to see the   on the turn. There, Pham leads out with a bet of 325,000. Braband releases, but after a few second, Crowe shoves all in. Pham thinks for nearly two minutes then finally decides to fold his hand. 

Owen Crowe - 3,550,000 (36 bb)
David Pham - 4,700,000 (47 bb)

03/13/18 07:21:01 PM PST (about 101 days and 23 hours ago)
 
David Pham Takes from Tom Braband
 

David Pham raises to 230,000 from the small blind and Tom Braband calls from the big blind.

The flop is    . Pham continues for 210,000 and Braband calls again.

The   falls on the turn and Pham bets 390,000. Braband folds.

David Pham - 5,600,000 (56 bb)
Tom Braband - 5,800,000 (58 bb)

03/13/18 07:14:43 PM PST (about 101 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Level 31 Started
 
Level:31  Blinds:50,000/100,000  Ante:10,000
03/13/18 07:14:23 PM PST (about 101 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Owen Crowe Wins Battle of the Blinds
 

Owen Crowe limps from the small blind and David Pham raises to 230,000 from the big blind. Crowe then reraises all in and Pham quickly folds.

Owen Crowe - 2,650,000 (33 bb)
David Pham - 4,950,000 (61 bb)

03/13/18 07:13:28 PM PST (about 101 days and 23 hours ago)
 
David Pham Gets Some Back From Owen Crowe
 

Owen Crowe raises to 175,000 on the button. John Pham calls the small blind and Tom Braband calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and action checks to Crowe who bets 200,000. Pham calls while Braband folds. 

Both players check on the   turn. The river is the   and Pham checks. 

"I don't know why I checked the turn," Crowe says before checking behind. Pham shows   . "Yep," Crowe says before mucking. With that, Pham takes down the pot and Crowe drops back down to right around 2 million. 

Owen Crowe - 2,150,000 (27 bb)
David Pham - 5,800,000 (73 bb)

03/13/18 07:08:39 PM PST (about 101 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Ladies for Owen Crowe
 

Owen Crowe limps from the small blind and David Pham checks his option in the big blind.

The flop comes down     and Crowe bets 100,000. Pham calls.

The turn is the   and Crowe now checks. Pham bets 125,000 and Crowe calls.

Both players check the   on the river.

Crowe tables   , and Pham mucks his cards.

Owen Crowe - 2,850,000 (35 bb)
David Pham - 4,800,000 (60 bb)

03/13/18 06:55:33 PM PST (about 101 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Owen Crowe Doubles Through Tom Braband
 

Tom Braband opens on the button with a raise to 180,000 before Owen Crowe shoves all in from the small blind for 1,285,000. Action folds back to Braband who thinks for a bit, asks for a count, then calls. 

Braband:   
Crowe:   

The board runs out       which keeps Crowe in the lead the whole way, allowing him to double up at a crucial moment here in the main event. 

Owen Crowe - 2,600,000 (32 bb)
Tom Braband - 7,350,000 (92 bb)

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