Published on January 9th, 2008 4:27 am EST

The Dragon - David PhamDavid "The Dragon" Pham carries a significant chip lead into Day 4 of the 2008 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure. The 2007 "Player of the Year" currently sits with a stack of around 2 million chips, 700k ahead of his next closest competitor Kris Kuykendall.

Pham is an extremely crafty and experienced tournament player and will be very hard to topple. Expect Pham to use his big stack to try and bludgeon the less experienced players at his table on Wednesday.

There are currently 40 players left in the tournament, whittled down from a starting field of over 1100 players. All forty of the players are guaranteed at least $32k, with first place receiving $2 million dollars even (and the EPT title) and second place receiving $1.09 million dollars. The total prize pool for this year's event is $8.59 million dollars, up substantially from last year.

There are several well-known players still alive in the tournament. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier is currently in ninth place with 729k in chips. Eric "Rizen" Lynch is currently in 12th place with 660k in chips. Christian "charder" Harder is currently in fifteenth place with 623k in chips, and Victor Ramdin is currently in 38th place with 206k in chips.

David "The Dragon" Pham made 11 final tables just in 2007 alone, so I would say that the odds are good he'll make the final table of the PCA, considering his current chip stack. Action will resume on Wednesday.



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