David “The Dragon” Pham, joins the $10m club after taking down the main attraction at the 2018 Wynn Spring Classic, and the World Series of Poker offers New Jersey players the chance to win a gold ring playing online.
Did you know that 63 players have won more than $10m playing live tournament poker? Incredible isn’t it? A game that you and I play across a kitchen table while our grandparents sit on their commode’s drinking whisky and water.
The latest person to join that list (debuting at #62) is David ‘The Dragon’ Pham. The old-school multi-World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, outfought, outsmarted and outluckboxed 984 entrants to capture the $240,254 first prize in the 2018 Wynn Spring Classic.
The $1,600 buy-in Championship event continues to grow in stature and number after 20% more people entered the fray compared to last year. The improvement came despite the organisers limiting re-entry to a single bullet per day (It was also the first time the event played out with the BB Ante but one doubts that had an impact on numbers). The $1.4m prize pool ensured the $1m guarantee was safe and sound.