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Pham Doubles Through Gruissem

Hoai Pham moved all in for 74,000 from under the gun. It was folded around to Stephen Bokor in the small blind who had nearly the same amount as Pham and took some time before he folded.

Three Days and Nights Not Enough to Finish Event # 38, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

After thirty full levels of play spanning three days and nights, a champion has yet to be been crowned in Event #38, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament.

Hoai Pham Eliminated in 19th Place ($15,950)

Christopher Homan and Hoai Pham got all of the chips in the middle before the flop. Showdown: Pham: Homan: Pham was in great shape to double up with his made hand, but the flop came and the dagger came in the form of an ace.

Hoai Pham Falling Early

The champion of last year's Casino Employees event, Hoai Pham, has taken a hit to his already short stack. After Pham raised to 28,000 from middle position, Paul Nash three-bet to 65,000 holding the button.

Day 3 Of Event # 38, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Set To Begin!

The third and final day of Event #38, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, is upon us and 23 players remain in contention for the WSOP gold bracelet and first prize of $540,136.

Pham Doubles

We walked by just as Hoai Pham and another player were getting all their chips in the middle preflop. Pham: Opponent: The board kept Pham in the lead and he doubled to just under 90,000.

Pham Tanks With Aces, Karma (And Orson Young) Catch Up

Hoai Pham, last year's Casino Employees event champion, raised to 17,000 from middle position and watched Orson Young shove all-in for his last 93,500.

Hoai Pham Makes Quad Queens...And the Whole Room Hears About It

The peaceful hum of chips being shuffled throughout the cavernous Amazon Room was broken suddenly by triumphant cries of joy.

No Repeat for Pham...Gullickson on Fire

We reported earlier that Pham was knocked down to 14,000, and now his run at defending his title has officially ended.

Hoai Pham Losing Steam

On a hand at Defending Casino Employees Event Champion Hoai Pham's table, we missed the pre-flop action but there was at least 7,000 in before the flop of was dealt.

Checking in with Our Defending Champ

With most players away from their tables, our defending champion, Hoai Pham, was in a large pot facing an all in of 5,175 on the turn.

Savage Crippled, Eliminated

Matt Savage limped in from early position, Hoai Pham made it 1,200 on the button and both the big blind and Savage called. The flop rolled out and was met with a shove for 4,450 from the big blind.

Hoai Pham Helps to Triple Up Opponent

We caught up with the action when Hoai Pham called 975 more to cover two other players' all-ins.

Savage Doubles Through Pham

It was folded around to Hoai Pham who made it 525 from middle position and Matt Savage was the only caller from the small blind. The flop came and Savage checked.

Defending Champ Collects Another KO

Hoai Pham may have recently changed tables, but he isn't showing any signs of slowing down after knocking out another player. Pham and his opponent got all the chips in preflop with Pham in a dominating position.

Savage And Pham At Same Table

Defending Casino Employee champion Hoai Pham has just been moved to the same table as WPT Tournament Director Matt Savage. Savage is sitting with around 4,500 while Pham has a commanding lead of the table with about 14,000.

Pham Still Climbing

Last year, Hoai Pham took home over $70,000 for his victory in this event. So far in his title defense, things have been going quite well as he's now up to 8,100 in chips from a starting stack of 3,000.

Defending Champ Doubles Up

Hoai Pham, the defending champion of the Casino Employee event just doubled up. When we caught up with the action the board read and Pham had just pushed all in. His opponent tanked for a bit before making the call.

Celebrating Our First Bracelet Winner

During the break we enjoyed our first bracelet ceremony of the WSOP here in the Pavilion, nicely spotlighted up on the main stage at one end of the ballroom. Hoai Pham was awarded his bracelet for winning Event No.

Hoai Pham Wins Event #1 $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em ($71,424)

Throughout Day 2 Hoai Pham remained focused and determined to do his best. With every decision he was deliberate and it didn't hurt that he picked up some big hands. Fittingly he ended the day with pocket aces.