Commentators in the poker industry have always touted versatility as the hallmark of unlocking the latent aptitude of a player in the game.
The truism of this claim can only be proved when viewed through the resume of the Vietnamese-American gambling guru J.C Tran who is domiciled in the sprawling California. At the onset, Tran is renowned for having clenched the WSOP bracelet twice, has won the World Championship of Online Poker tournament, boasts eight final tables at the World Poker Tour, is a WPT title and World Poker Challenge winner and was also declared the World Poker Tour Season V Player of the Year.
His richly cemented resume encloses a fifth place at the 2013 World Series of Poker tournament where he placed fifth to take home a whopping $2,016,893 that is his most substantial earnings in his lengthy poker career.
In the World Poker Champions L.A Poker Classic in 2006, Tran finished fifth and straddled to the WCOOP at PokerStars where he raked in a sizeable $670,000. His excellent performance has also been depicted in numerous events, including the L.A Poker Classic’s in 2007 that brought in $1,177,010, clenching the WPT title on the same year to garner $683,473 and emerged Player of the Year.
After the evasive WSOP bracelet slipped his fingers, his luck came in 2008 in the $1,500 NL event outlasting an army of 2,718 to take home $631,170 in earnings. He also cashed seven times at the WSOP on the same year, giving him $892,392 in overall earnings while placing 6th in the events Player of the Year list. Tran also notched the PartyPoker Premier League 3 by ousting Tony G in a heads-up confrontation to garner $300,000 after placing first in 2008.
In 2009, playing at the 40th Annual WSOP Tran added another bracelet to his trophy belt after winning the $2,500 pot-limit Omaha tournament to pocket a substantial $235,685. Recently, at the 2013 WSOP tournament, he was chip leader at preliminaries though he finished fifth.