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Poker history was made in a World Poker Tour event when Tony Tran managed to make a great comeback with just a chair and two big blinds. He eventually won the event, which will be remembered for his great play for a long time. The name of the event is $5,000 WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble, and it took place in Jacksonville, Florida. There was a guaranteed $1 million, but due to many interested players, the prize pool grew to $1,648,280. There were a total of 356 entries, and Tran managed to beat them all with his great skill, tactics, and luck.

The all-time low for Tran was when Jessica Dawley managed to double over him by winning a hand against him with pocket sevens. Trans’ ace-queen hand was not strong enough for that, and he was left with only 16,000 in chips- just enough for two big blinds. This happened on the second day of the event, but he somehow managed to not only rise again but also win the tournament for a total of $341,486. Furthermore, Tran won a seat that is worth $15,000 for the WPT Tournament of Champions that will happen by the end of the season. This is the biggest score Tram has ever won. Prior to this event, his all-time high was $68,624, which he managed to land for his 85th position in the 2015 WSOP Main Event. His third largest sum was $58,202 after winning the Borgata $100K GD Saturday Series. It is also worth mentioning that Tran won second place in 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event #16: $1,100 NLH, where he managed to earn $40,410.

The final table consisted of six people, and it began with 60-big-blind average when it came to stacks. After only 11 hands, the first one to hit the rail was Dominique Mosley, who won $60,981. The next player to follow him was Pink Liu, who was out after nine hands and whose ace-four was an unsuitable match for Ray Qartomy’s red jacks. At that moment, it seemed that Qartomy was going to do well, but he was the next in line to follow Pin Liu. Liu won $73,734 and Qartomy $95,684. After 106 hands, it was time for Kelly Minkin to go out as she stumbled upon Tran’s big slick with an ace-three. This left only two players to play the heads-up battle – Jake Schwartz and Tony Tran. Everything ended in hand 133 when Tran had an ace-king which fought against Schwartz’s ace-five of diamonds. Tran managed to flop another king which made all the difference. Schwartz ended up second, which is one of the series of near-misses that he had this season. It seems that luck is not on his side this year. He won $228,590.