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

Hoai Pham Losing Steam

• Level 7: 300-600, 75 ante

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 {4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Spades} was dealt. Pham in late position bet 2,600 on the flop and was called by the player in the cutoff.

The turn came {5-Clubs} and went check check.

The river was a {7-Spades} and again went check check. The cutoff showed down {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} and a clearly disgruntled Pham hung his head and mucked.

The defending champ made a big early run up to 30,000 and was undoubtedly one of the chip leaders but he is now down to just under 14,000 and will need alot of help if he wants to go back-to-back.

Tags: Hoai Pham