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2010 WSOP: Hoia Pham takes home the first event

Tags: 2010 wsop, Casino Employees Championship, Hoia Pham.
Posted on 31 May 2010 by "T".

Last Friday the very first event, Casino Employees Championship, of the 2010 World Series of Poker kicked off. The tournament was (as you probably already have figured out) only for people working at casinos around the globe, but it still attracted 721 players who paid the buy-in of $500 to enter. The final table included 4 poker dealers, 1 dealer for other casino games, 2 floor staff, 1 bartender and 1 office worker. It ended up being a poker dealer from Village Clubb Casino in California who took home the tournaments and the first prize of $71,424.

Hoia Pham, 43, from San Diego played fantastic poker on the final table and it was a very well deserved win. Part from the first prize and the bracelet, it must have been a great feeling for Pham to take home the very first event of 2010 WSOP.

"I feel very good. I am very, very happy." Said Pham after the tournament.

"I can't wait to tell everybody. I told my boss I would take vacation to (play in this tournament). So now, I get to go back to them and show them what I won."



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7 comments on "2010 WSOP: Hoia Pham takes home the first event"

 DAGOR31/05/2010 19:41:13 GMT
Hello everybody!
Apparently this should help to see every day of poker players in action. Bravo to him in any case. I would love to come back from holiday I also like this.
See you soon for new posts lol!
 xxxbchxxx01/06/2010 02:38:53 GMT
nice 1 .
Dealers know best....
 ZmxPowah01/06/2010 05:17:11 GMT
Always nice to win some big event ^^.
Even when it takes only people working at casino etc ^^.
 mazas01/06/2010 08:20:16 GMT
nice really nice and i think some peoples born to play poker becouse they have huge luck and some only to play poker for relax and etc

good luck all hope we all one day win hugemoney pot
 MANUEDO01/06/2010 12:07:38 GMT
Are you completely sure Pham will be back behind table dealing cards again ? Maybe this was a right chance to start a new career Blink
 Kristan01/06/2010 22:35:15 GMT
wow, this must of felt good! Glad the dealer won, shows he has learned a lot while dealing Blink
 SuperNoob03/07/2010 04:36:52 GMT
wow, didnt know they had tournament for casino workers in wsop.
well done to Pham for winning the first tournament and he got a nice first prize for himself too. must have felt good being on the other side of the table

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