A big congratulations to JC Tran, of USA, who ended up winning the World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder Main Event - despite starting both Day 3 and Day 4 (final table) as one of the short stacks!
Tran topped a field of 465 players to lay hands on the first place prize of $302,750 at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in California, and he now holds multiple World Poker Tour titles! His live tournament earnings now stand at a whopping $11,214,250 ($3.4 million on the WPT - 12 cashes) according to Hendon Mob database!
Final Table Results:
1st: JC Tran - $302,750 2nd: Preston Harwell - $200,030 3rd: Quoc Pham - $127,140 4th: Mimi Luu - $100,240 5th: Benjamin Zamani - $80,130 6th: Ken Jorgensen - $60,180
What??? This guy was almost "dying" on the blinds, he had seven times less chips than the top three leaderboard when there were 27 players left. To bet on this guy yesterday to win this tourney would give a massive odd. He have been doing good results on this tourneys in past years, but after yesterday's results, no one was thinking he could actually get far, not even dreaming about winning, but it happened!
Great to see J.C.Tran win one of these events because he is a top player.I have said before how he always seems so cool and comfortable at the tables and nearly always makes the correct mathematical decisions
yeah love that he won the tournament, just watched the video it is superb with his interview though his voice can sounds off sometimes. And yeah he came out from hell to go to heaven with the amount of chips he had. Cheers great play that is why i love him. A little bit of luck there and here and bam jackpot!
One hell of a comeback and again the beauty of the game that as long as you are at the table, things can happen. Thats one sick total earnings amount - i always wonder how much these guys actually have though, they tend to gamble on all kindsa shit and also it doesnt include the loses at cash and tourney buyins that got them zero.
yeah he is my favorite poker player, I was rroting him for that wsop main event final table when he made the november nine, he was the favorite but unfortunately cards were never on his side on that day. congrats JC Tran!