Alan Pham has broken through for his biggest career score, defeating Sherif Derias heads-up with a payout of $70,635* in the WPT Prime Gold Coast $3k PLO High Roller Event.
The young Melburnian who admitted his experience on the felt was more based in cash games, has previously cashed in other major tournament series including the 2022 WSOP International Circuit $5K High Roller event late last year, with this latest win tonight giving him his first major title.
“It feels good! Smooth sailing,” Pham grinned, reflecting on his experience at the final table as he acknowledge a good start as initial chip leader, prevailing through 7 hours of swings and keeping the faith.
Pham recalled a big upswing after taking a sizeable chunk of change, which played towards the end of Level 26 as he dented Sherif Derias’s stack with a flopped set of Kings to move past 3 Million in chips.
Pham is having an incredible gap year, and said he was keen to continue his hot form into the WPT Prime Gold Coast Main Event, with a potential run in the $10K High Roller.
WPT PRIME GOLD COAST $3K PLO HIGH ROLLER EVENT: FINAL TABLE RESULTS ($3,000 buy-in, 118 entries, 15 players paid)*
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