David Pham - One of Today's Most Successful Poker Players
Twice named Player of the Year by Card Player, Pham has also been said to be one of today’s most successful poker players, with $7 million dollars in wins.
David Pham Wins Poker Tournaments Time And Again
David Pham has been an extremely successful poker player since he began playing professionally. As of 2008, his cash winnings from total live poker tournaments are estimated at over $7,800,000. A lot of that has come from the World Series of Poker (WSOP) event of 22 cashes, netting nearly a million dollars. In 2001, Pham got a bracelet from the WSOP for the S.H.O.E. event. In 2003, he won the $5,000 Limit Hold’em event from the LA Poker classic. The following year he won the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic. It was just two years later, that Pham got his second bracelet in the $2,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout event. In 2008 David Pham made his 6th World Poker Table (WPT) final table at the World Poker Challenge. He came in 5th, netting over $93,000. A few months later in the same year, Pham came in 4th at the WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals, where he made more than $240,000. Pham has been nicknamed “The Dragon” because of how he plays poker; he puts a lot of pressure on his fellow poker players at the table.
David Pham and the World Poker Tours
While clearly David Pham is a top world poker player, for some unknown reasons he has not quite managed to win a championship event at the World Poker Tour since it began. True, he has made several final tables, but that championship event has remained elusive to our poker giant David Pham.
David Pham Goes from Rags to Riches
David Pham was born in South Vietnam in 1967. He fled the country at a mere 17 years old and arrived in America on a boat, one of only 46 out of 145 passengers to have survived the difficult trip. He came with next to nothing and today – from his mega poker skills and wins – he is a millionaire. He started off as an employee in a laundry business – ironically belonging to his cousin Nguyen (the famous successful poker player). That’s how the young man first learned how to play poker. But David hasn’t forgotten his humble beginnings at all. In fact, he is quite proud of them. Today he regularly donates monies to Vietnamese charities. His family means the world to him and he is married with 4 children. The family today owns a nail salon and he himself has worked as a manicurist.