Mistake, you say? Wrong Tournament causes Minnesota man to win $81,000

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Have you had a mistake which turned out to be a lucky one? This happened to a Minnesota man who was dealt an $81,000 victory playing a game he’d never played before. Who wouldn’t want to make the same mistake?

According to Poker News, Christian Pham meant to sign up for no-limit Texas Hold ‘em during the Las Vegas World Series of Poker, but accidentally signed up for No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw. Unknowingly, he’d be declared winner in that event after three days, beating 219 players including a few icons.

Now, the 40-year-old poker pro is unbelievably $81,314 richer and currently holds a gold winner’s bracelet. And you have no idea how much that victory cost him! It’s just a small amount compared to his latest earnings—a $1,500 buy-in.

The event where Pham won was just one of 68, all offering a chance at winning a golden bracelet prize, happened in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino throughout the 51-day World Series of Poker that started on May 27 and culminates with the closely watched Main Event.

Pham said he didn’t realize his mistake until he was dealt five cards instead of the usual two. The Vietnamese player panicked, then observed, and leaned on helpful players like Chris Mecklin who was sitting next to him and later on, advised him what to do in the game. Luckily, he became the chip leader in the first day and his luck continued until the last day of the event.

Actually, it wasn’t his first time to win in WSOP Event because back in 2014, Pham won $214,332 in the Caesars Palace Main Event for the World Series of Poker. And because of those winnings, especially his recent triumph in the No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw, the poker player wants to play again next time. Maybe, he’s aiming for another WSOP bracelet. Why not? He looks good at playing his cards.

Undeniably, Pham had so much luck in the exciting event. Imagine, for a supposedly act of mistake he won one of the World Series of Poker’s 68 events as well as the Las Vegas tournament’s coveted gold bracelet. Indeed, what an amazing way to win.

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  1. Edwin A. Richards June 29, 2015

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