WASSUP '09: Tran Takes The Thirty
June 17, 2021

Event #30 of this year's 40th Annual World Series of Poker  wrapped up yesterday with feared poker pro J.C. Tran, claiming his second WSOP bracelet along with a top prize worth $235,685.

Even with Tran's unarguably stellar reputation, his win in yesterday's $2,500 buy-in, Pot-Limit Omaha event was by no means a foregone conclusion.  Tran entered the final table fourth in chips and had to contend with one of the toughest final tables of the year (in a year of many surprisingly tough final tables) that held among others Theo Jorgensen, John Juanda and the Hendon Mob's Ross Boatman, who entered the final table as the chip leader with nearly double the chips of J.C. Tran's. 

Of course if Tran's winning wasn't a given, it seems someone forgot to tell J.C. that, as he simply seemed to dominate for most of the day's play, taking out more than half of the final table personally and entering the heads-up portion of the event with more than double the chips of his final opponent Jeff Kimber. 

Kimber played admirably, but in the end appeared to have little chance against Tran who seemed close to unstoppable, and eventually Jeff would have to settle with only outlasting 434 of his opponents, one crucial opponent shy of the victory.  For the second place cash, Jeff Kimber earned $145,656.

The final table finish positions for Event #30- the $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, were as follows:

1st.  J.C. Tran- $235,685

2nd.  Jeff Kimber- $145,656

3rd.  Jean-Phillip Leandri- $95,837

4th.  Ross Boatman- $66,936

5th.  Dallas Flowers- $49,387

6th.  Rami Boukai- $38,407

7th.  Chad Layne- $31,427

8th.  Theo Jorgensen- $26,955

9th.  John Juanda- $24,207

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Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* the Pot-Limit Omaha final table.

Correction. JC Tran chip leader with 7 left. John Juanda and Theo Jorgensen already out. JC now just under a million.
-John MacLeod

Rami Boukai out in 6th. Second final table this year, but no second bracelet.
-John MacLeod

JC busts Ross Boatman. JC flopped 2 pair, Ross turned a better 2 pair, but JC made a flush on river. 3 players left.
-John MacLeod

Congrats JC Tran on #2
-Daniel Reilly

*A sampling of twitter posts from Event #30, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation.

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