David 'The Dragon' Pham has been scorching opponents for a couple of decades. The three-time bracelet winner added a WSOP Circuit ring to his illustrious collection. The Dragon bested a field of 705 runners to win the WSOP Circuit Main Event at The Bicycle Casino outside of Los Angeles. The Dragon banked approximately $217K for his victory.
The Dragon is back. Hide the women and children. No, this isn't a Game of Thrones tagline. David 'The Dragon' Pham is currently in the middle of a huge rush where he banked nearly a half-million in cash during a two-week stretch. At the start of the month of March, The Dragon won $240K for binking an event at the Wynn in Las Vegas where he faded a field of 984 runners. Now, you can add a WSOP Circuit win and ring to his resume after The Dragon won the 2018 WSOP Circuit Main Event at The Bicycle Casino.
The Dragon survived a field of 705 runners who showed up at The Bicycle Casino on the outskirts of Los Angeles for a shot at a WSOP Circuit ring. The total prize pool was a tick about $1 million. The Dragon won three WSOP bracelets over his storied career, but he had never won a Circuit event... until now.
The third day of action started just short of the final table with 11 players. The Dragon was in the middle of the pack in chips, while Owen Crowe sat on the big stack.
Brett Murray bubbled the final table when he was knocked out in tenth place. Kevin Gimble was the first player who busted at the final table when he hit the road in ninth place.
Former poker media personality turned life coach, Kristy Arnett, made the final table. Arnett's deep run at The Bike ended when she busted in fifth place. She came into the final day toward the back of the pack in chips. Arnett survived the first couple of eliminations on Day 3 to secure a spot at the final table.
Owen 'ocrowe' Crowe started the final day with the lead, but the Canadian pro bowed out in third place. With Crowe's elimination, a heads-up battle was set between The Dragon and Tom Braband.
The Dragon trailed in chips but it was a minor disadvantage. Alas, Braband could not slay The Dragon. The Dragon seized the lead and never looked back. The Dragon won the tournament when his pocket tens held up against pocket treys.
Braband earned $134K for a runner-up finish. And The Dragon scooped up approximately $217K in cash. The Dragon's career earnings have now passed $10 million. The Dragon won his third WSOP bracelet last summer when he binked a donkament early in the series for a score worth $391K.
Among the notables who went deep and cashed at The Bike... D.J. Alexander, Vince Moscati, Rep Porter, Anuj Agarawl, Peter Eichhardt, Joe McKeehen, Dan Heimiller, Tuan Phan, Vuong Do, Moshin Charania, Marco Johnson and Adam Geyer.
WSOP Circuit - The Bike
Prize Pool: $1,057,500
Final Table Results:
1. David 'The Dragon' Pham $216,790
2. Tom Braband $134,145
3. Owen Crowe $98,390
4. Nick Palma $73,170
5. Kristy Arnett $55,150
6. Adam Miller $42,120
7. Adam Swan $32,590
8. Martin Carnero $25,550
9. Kevin Gimble $20,285
Speaking of Game of Thrones, here's a supercut of all the dragons stirring up trouble...