Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Defending Champ Doubles Up

• Level 1: 25-50, 0 ante

Hoai Pham, the defending champion of the Casino Employee event just doubled up. When we caught up with the action the board read {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Pham had just pushed all in. His opponent tanked for a bit before making the call. Pham excitedly declared, "Nuts!" and flipped over his {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} to take the pot. He now has a little over 6,500 in chips.

Tags: Hoai Pham