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World Series of Poker Main Event: J.C. Tran Eliminated In Fifth Place

Tran Earns $2,106,893 For His Finish


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At 11-5 odds, long-time tournament pro and chip leader J.C. Tran was the favorite coming into the main event final table according to Caesars Entertainment. Unfortunately for the 36-year-old Sacramento, California native, he never could quite solve the unstoppable force that was Jay Farber on his immediate left.

After Marc-Etienne McLaughlin’s elimination in sixth place, Tran got the rest of his stack in just a few hands later holding AHeart Suit7Spade Suit.

Farber felt priced in with KSpade SuitQHeart Suit in the small blind and connected as the board rolled out KDiamond SuitJHeart Suit9Heart Suit5Diamond Suit6Heart Suit.

Tran was eliminated in fifth place, pocketing $2,106,893. Tran, who has two WSOP bracelets and a World Poker Tour title, moved into 15th place on the all-time tournament earnings list with nearly $10.9 million.

The elimination left Farber with a massive chip lead, being the only player over the 100,000 in chips mark.