Kenny Tran

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Kenny Tran
Kenny Tran.jpg
Tran at the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event
Nickname(s) The Kid
Sick Call Kenny
Vietnamese Google
Residence Arcadia, California
Born c. 1974 (age 43–44)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 13
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
16th, 2007
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 3
Information accurate as of 16 July 2009.

Phuong "Kenny" Tran (born c. 1974) is a Vietnamese American professional poker player from Arcadia, California who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em World Championship.[1] Tran was born in Vietnam and gives 10% of his winnings to his extended family there. He is married and has 3 children. He first began playing poker in 1992 at a bowling alley while working at McDonald's.[2]

World Series of Poker[edit]

He began playing tournaments in 1999 and has thirteen career World Series of Poker cashes. Tran made the final table of the $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E. Event at the 2007 WSOP. He finished in 5th and won $444,000. In that same year he had his highest finish in the Main Event, finishing in 16th and earning $381,000. He also finished in 16th position in the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, earning $68,000. At the 2008 World Series of Poker Tran won a bracelet in the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em World Championship and his largest cash to date, earning $539,056.[1]

World Series of Poker Bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2008 $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em World Championship $539,056

Other poker events[edit]

Tran is known as a cash game specialist who plays in high-stakes No Limit Seven Card Stud games at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. He also plays online on Full Tilt Poker where he is a sponsored professional. He has four World Poker Tour (WPT) cashes including finishing in 10th place at the Sixth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic in the $25,000 No Limit Hold'em WPT World Championship, earning $158,290.[1] As of 2009, his total winnings exceed $2,100,000.[3] His 13 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,661,619 of those winnings.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, Robert. "Kenny Tran – Results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Poker Player Profile – Kenny Tran". bluffmagazine.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  3. ^ Butt, Robert. "Kenny Tran – stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  4. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings Archived 2009-10-30 at the Wayback Machine., worldseriesofpoker.com

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