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

Checking in with Our Defending Champ

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

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. With the pot around 15,000, not including the 5,175 all in, and about 16,500 left in his stack, he stared down a {3-Spades}{7-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{3-Hearts} counting out the chips to call multiple times.

After tanking a full five minutes into the dinner break, he finally folded face down. His opponent breathed a sigh of relief turning over two jacks. Based on Pham's reaction, however, it appeared his opponent held the best hand.

Tags: Hoai Pham