David Pham Wins the Mirage Poker Showdown $5,000 Heads-Up Championship ($155,200)
Posted: Thu, May 17, 07, 10:46 AM
Eric Froehlich is all in with 97 against the QQ of David Pham. The board of 105A47 does not improve Froehlich and Pham wins the hand. The Dragon will take home $155,200 and the tournament title. Pham also received a championship trophy and a $10,000 buy in to the World Poker Tour Championship event that begins Saturday, May 19. Froehlich will take home $55,872 for his second place finish.
On a flop of AJ10 David Pham bets $1,500 from the small blind. Eric Froehlich calls and both players check the 9 on the turn. The 7 is dealt on the river and Froehlich fires out $3,500, which leaves $4,000 left in his stack. Pham looks puzzled as he folds his cards. Froehlich now has $13,000.
Eric Froehlich raises to $500 on the button and David Pham calls. The flop comes A63, Pham checks and Froehlich bets out $600. The turn is the 10 and both players check. The river is the K, Pham checks and Froehlich bets out $700. Pham makes the call and tables A5. Froehlich flashes the K then mucks his hand. The chips are almost even in the championship game.
Both players get all their chips in on a board of 10423, Pham shows 102 and Froehlich A4. The river comes 6, Froehlich fails to improve and the match is now tied 1 - 1. The players are once again on a short break before the championship game.
David Pham raises to $700 and Eric Froehlich calls. The flop comes 953, Pham bets out $800 and Froehlich calls. The turn comes Q, Pham bets $1,700 and Froehlich raises to $4,000. Pham makes the call and the river comes Q. Froehlich bets $5,500 and Pham calls. Instead of tabling his hand Froehlich fires it into the muck. Pham does the same and drags the pot. Froehlich now has around $8,000 and Pham $32,000.
Eric Froehlich raises to $500 on the button and David Pham calls. The flop comes 1042, Pham checks and Froehlich bets $600. Pham raises to $2,000 and Froehlich calls. The turn is the A and both players check. The river is the 5 Pham bets $2,500 and Froehlich calls. Pham shows A7, Froehlich shakes his head in frustration then mucks. Pham has a marginal lead over Froehlich at this point.
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