Country of Origin: United States
Birthdate: Feb 10, 1967 (Age: 46)
Known in poker circles as "The Dragon," David Pham has been known to light a fire under his opponents with his dominant play and aggressive style. This Vietnamese-born player loves to keep things burning at the table and is always quick with a comment about the game.
Having a brief run-in with the poker gods earlier in his career, Pham went bust his first time trying to play poker professionally. He came back in a major way, cashing in 17 major events in 2000. This was good enough to earn him Card Player's Player of the Year honor. Every year since, he has been a fixture in the rankings, as well, barely losing to Daniel Negreanu in 2004.
He has two World Series of Poker bracelets in the 2001 $2,000 buy-in S.H.O.E. event and the 2006 $2,000 buy-in shootout event and more than $7 million in career winnings. In 2007, Pham won four major tournaments including a heads-up event at the Mirage Poker Showdown and two preliminary events at the Winnin 'O' the Green series. He also finished second in the $10,000 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker main event and won a preliminary event during the 2007 Five-Diamond World Poker Classic. Pham made history when he clinched a second Card Player Player of the Year award in 2007.