03/14/18 01:20:54 AM PDT
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 PDT
David Pham Wins $1,675 Bicycle Casino Main Event ($216,790), Tom Braband Eliminated in 2nd Place ($134,145)
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."
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
03/13/18 09:02:48 PM PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
Level 32 Started
|Level:||32 ||Blinds:||60,000/120,000 ||Ante:||20,000|03/13/18 08:19:54 PM PDT
Owen Crowe Eliminated in 3rd Place ($98,390)
One hand after doubling up, Owen Crowe open shoves from the button for about 2,400,000. David Pham calls from the small blind.
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 PDT
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.
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 PDT
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.
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
Level 31 Started
|Level:||31 ||Blinds:||50,000/100,000 ||Ante:||10,000|03/13/18 07:14:23 PM PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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.
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)