By Matthew Marietta, Rakeback.com Executive Editor
888poker has signed live and online legend JC Tran as their newest ambassador. JC Tran is sitting pretty with the WSOP Main Event chip lead and the first prize of over $8m well within his grasp.
In the few months until the Main Event final table plays out, Tran will be active on the live tournament circuit honing the skills which have taken him to almost $10m in live tournament winnings.
He’s no stranger to huge online scores either, having taken down the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event in 2006 for $670k.
Tran can expect to be well rewarded for his relationship with 888poker and was delighted to announce: “I am extremely excited to work with 888poker and looking forward to a great experience. I can’t wait to represent 888poker at my best and help in any way possible.”
888poker is in with a great chance of being the sponsors of this year’s WSOP Main Event winner, as two other November Niners have also signed up to represent the site: Jay Farber and Michiel Brummelhius.
Tran remains the short odds favorite and is generally acknowledged to be the best player left at the table. He will be representing 888poker exclusively not only at the WSOP but at WPT events, various online events and the WSOPE, which take place in Paris this October.
36 year old Tran was born in Vietnam, but now lives in Sacramento, California. Vietnamese-born Tran has already won two WSOP bracelets, 8 WPT final tables, and been a WPT Player of the year.
888poker has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and is currently actively preparing a USA launch in partnership with Caesar’s Entertainment.
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