David Pham

David "The Dragon" Pham ( born February 10, 1967 in South Vietnam ) is a Vietnamese- American professional poker player.


David Pham fled at the age of 17 years from Vietnam to the United States. He traveled several weeks by boat and 145 other refugees. Only 46 of them survived the escape.

Pham is a cousin of poker veteran Men Nguyen. After Nguyen's early success, he opened a cleaning business in the Pham worked. How many other employees of Nguyen Pham took poker lessons at "The Master". Then he began to play bigger tournaments.

In 2000, he won the Player of the Year standings Card Player Magazine.

In the World Series of Poker 2001 he won his first bracelet in a $ 2,000 SHOE tournament. He succeeded in this year, the first time the achievement of price ranks in the Main Event.

In December 2004, he again won a WPT tournament margin and $ 414,000. He defeated the heads up Alan Goehring at the event at the Bellagio.

In the World Series of Poker 2006 he won his second bracelet in a $ 2,000 Texas Hold'em Shootout tournament.

Currently are its revenue at over $ 8,800,000 through official poker tournaments.

David Pham lives in Bell Gardens, California and has four children.

Bracelets World Series of Poker