David Pham, in the small blind, checked to Thayer Rasmussen in the big blind on a board reading . Rasmussen fired a bet of 6,700 and Pham called.
Both players checked the arrival of the on the turn, prompting they dealer to place the onto the river. Pham became the aggressor and bet 8,500 and Rasmussen gave up.
The man known as "The Dragon" has another reason to be happy; not only did he win the pot, but he has a bet that Japan will beat Ivory Coast in their World Cup match and Japan currently lead 1-0.