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JC Tran

"Just Call" Tran

United States

WSOP Bracelets EPT Wins WPT Wins
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Total Winnings
$10,416,658 
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Biography

J. C. Tran (Justin Cuong Van Tran) was born on January 20, 1977 in Vietnam. Tran is the youngest in his large family with eight older brothers and sisters. When J.C. was only two years old his family moved to Sacramento, California. After finishing High School, Tran studied Business Management Information Systems at the California State University in Sacramento. Here he picked up poker and has been crazy about the game ever since.

He started with the home games and then went on playing the $9-$18 game at Capitol Casino in Sacramento. His first big live tournament performance came in 2004 at the World Poker Tour World Poker Finals where he finished 5th and collected $354,000 cash prize. Another big money finish was at the 2005 WSOP where Tran again scored 5th in a $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em event and cashed $118,000. The same year he played two more final tables in major poker tournaments and collected $200,000 cash prize for 7th place at the WPT Borgata Poker Open and a $252,000 prize at the $10K WSOP Circuit event at Bally’s Las Vegas.

Some of Tran's other big money finishes include $312,000 at the 2006 World Poker Finals in Mashantucket, $2,800 No-Limit tournament and $266,000 for winning a $2,000 event at the Fifth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic the same year. However, his biggest-ever tournament win was the second place at the 2007 WPT L.A. Poker Classic – $1.1 million cash prize.

Other memorable and, of course, profitable tournaments were 2007 World Poker Challenge in Reno with the first place finish and $683,000 in cash, his first WSOP bracelet at the 2008 $1500 No-Limit Hold’em event resulting in $631,000 in his account. Tran's second bracelet along with $235,000 prize came in $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event at the 2009 WSOP.

As of September 2010, Tran's live tournament cashes exceed to over $8 Million with 28 WSOP cashes worth a total of $1.6 Million. However, J.C. Tran is known not only for his live tournament achievements, he's got some big online winnings in his pocket as well. He's the winner of the biggest online poker tournament – 2006 PokerStars WCOOP Man Event, $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em. Along with the WCOOP title Tran collected the $670,000 first place cash prize.

Among his big tournament finishes, J. C. Tran also has some personal awards in his collection – in 2005 Tran was named the World Poker Tour Season 5 Player of the Year.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
5th $2,106,893
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
20th $24,872
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
106th $2,854
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
34th $5,125
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
114th $3,500
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
83rd $4,540
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
561st $21,707
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
12th $38,214
2012 Aussie Millions
$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Semi-Shootout
3rd 95,000 AUD
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
29th $22,563
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball
15th $3,601
2009 PokerStars.com EPT London
£5,000 EPT London Main Event
50th £11,600
2009 Asian Poker Tour Macau
APT Macau Main Event
3rd $117,470
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em
108th $40,288
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 30 - $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha
1st $235,685
2009 Aussie Millions
Event 8 - $100,000 No Limit Hold'em Challenge
3rd 300,000 AUD
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 53 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout
88th $5,055
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 49 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
1st $631,170
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 44 - $1,000 No Limit Hold'em w/Rebuys
24th $18,144
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 30 - $10,000 Limit Hold'em World Championship
5th $128,075
2007 L.A Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 5
Championship
2nd $1,177,010