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J.C. Tran and 888Poker End Partnership

J.C. Tran announced that he longer represents 888Poker as a sponsored pro, ending a partnership that lasted one year.

Tran initially signed on with 888Poker last year during a hiatus of the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table. Tran was leading the November Niner finalists in chips at the time. When play resumed in November, the Vietnamese national finished in fifth place and took home more than $2.1 million.

“Want to announce that I am no longer a member of @888poker,” Tran tweeted on Wednesday. “Thank you for a fun journey ovr the past 12mos. GL to all of #team888.”

Tran’s performance at last year’s Main Event was his sixth cash at the WSOP in Las Vegas in 2013. His next best finish among the six was 20th place in $5,000 No Limit Hold’em that landed a payday of $24,872, according to the Hendon Mob database.

Justin Cuong Van Tran also ran good at the 2014 WSOP, finishing in-the-money five times. A fourth place finish in $25,000 NLHE Mixed Max was good for $290,622, while fourth place in a six-handed $10,000 buy-in event added $185,971 to Tran’s earnings.

Prior to the 2014 WSOP, Tran bested the field in the World Poker Tour’s $3,500 Rolling Thunder Main Event, grabbing $302,750 in first place prize money. All told, the 37-year-old is 16th on the all-time money list with more than $11.7 million in cashes.


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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.