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2010 WSOP

2010 WSOP
Submitted on Wed, 2010-06-02 05:53 It’s that time of year. The time when the poker world turns it’s eyes to the Mecca of gambling and the site of the annual World Series of Poker (WSOP)-Las Vegas. The first gold bracelet was won on Saturday 2010 Casino Employees Championship Event #1 of the 2010 WSOP was the Casino Employees Championship, which features casino employees. It was first held in 2000 and was called the Dealers World Poker Championship. The next year all casino employees were eligible to enter and the name change was initiated. Hoai D. Pham Wins Event #1 The winner of the first event at the 2010 WSOP is Hoai D. Pham, a dealer from the Village Club Casino in Chula Vista, CA. Pham, who is 43 years old, was born in Vietnam and now lives in San Diego. He won $71,424 after playing in a 15-hour session on Day Two of the event. There were 721 entries in Event #1, which had a $500 buy-in and a prize pool that totaled $324,450. Prize money was divided amongst the top 72 finishers. The final hand saw Pham with pocket aces and his opponent, A.J. Vea, with pocket fours. The community cards did nothing for either player and Pham claimed the top prize with his hole cards. WSOP More Action There is a lot more action to go at the 2010 WSOP with 56 more gold bracelets on the line. The 2010 WSOP runs through July 17 until the Main Event yields just nine players. After that there is a break with the final table for the No-Limit Hold’em Championship being played in November.

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