2013 November Niner JC Tran Leads The PackJuly 16, 2013 1:47 pm
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table was set with just nine players left from the original starting field of 6,352. Heading the November Nine in terms of chips, as well as poker achievements, is Vietnamese-American professional poker player J.C. Tran, with the 2013 WSOP Main Event Final Table lined-up as follows:
1 JC Tran – 38,000,000
2 Amir Lehavot – 29,700,00
3 Marc McLaughlin – 26,525,000
4 Jay Farber – 25,975,000
5 Ryan Riess – 25,875,000
6 Sylvain Loosli – 19,600,000
7 Michiel Brummelhuis – 11,275,000
8 Mark Newhouse – 7,350,000
9 David Benefield – 6,375,000
JC Tran has already earned two WSOP bracelet throughout his illustrious career, including in 2008 winning the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $631,170, and in 2009 the $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha event for $235,685. In addition, the 36 year-old has made 5 WPT final tables including a victory at the 2007 World Poker Tour World Poker Challenge, in which he bested a field of 475 players to capture the $683,473 first place prize.
Consequently, including the minimum cash of $733,224 he can expect to receive from having reached the Main Event final table, JC Tran has an impressive $9,041,483 in live earnings to his name making him 24th on Poker’s ‘All Time Money List’. However, should Tran go on to win the tournament and the $8,359,531 first place prize, he would then rise to number 7 on the list, just below Phil Ivey currently on $17,649,220.
The last couple of years may not have been great for JC Tran but this year’s WSOP seems to have put an end to his dry spell with 6 cashes now to his credit, including the prospect of capturing tournament poker’s most prestigious prize.
Tran also likes to spends much more of his time these days at home with with his wife and children, and commenting on the support his family has given him, said: “It’s been really, really tough. My wife has been absolutely amazing. She’s pregnant at the moment so her body is exhausted. Plus we have a two year old so things can get pretty hectic. She even wakes up to make me breakfast, prepare my coffee, drop me off, and meet me on dinner break. Right now she’s not feeling well but still trying to do things for me. I told her right now just rest and relax. Once this is over, it will be all family time for a long time. I might make one stop for that big $10 million guarantee (in Florida) but other than that I’m not going to Asia, not going to Europe, nothing. That will be it.”