Tuesday, January 23, 2024 3:54 AM Local Time (about 36 days and 10 hours ago)
Man Pham Concludes Thunder Valley Series With Win in the Finale
Event #15 Champion Man Pham
A tremendously successful and record-breaking WSOP Circuit series at Thunder Valley was concluded with the victory of Man Pham in the series’ final event, appropriately named, “The Finale”
Pham defeated a field of 108 entries to earn the series’ final Circuit ring and seat in the 2024 WSOP Tournament of Champions.
He did so in this fast-paced turbo event which lasted just over 8 hours by denying Antonio Ma his second ring of the series heads-up.
Pham’s pocket aces held up against Ma’s flopped top pair in a huge pot that essentially clinched him the title.
Ma actually asked WSOP officials when they got heads-up if he could give the Tournament of Champions seat to Pham if he won since he had already booked his trip with his win earlier in the series. Unfortunately, this wasn’t possible, but Pham went ahead and won it anyway, along with the $10,060 first prize.
Ma’s ring was one of four awarded on a busy final day of the WSOP Circuit Series at Thunder Valley that saw Denis Lee win the series’ Main Event, while Circuit veteran Maxwell Young also won his 8th career Circuit ring to close out a record-breaking series on a tremendous high note.