|Nov 23 - Dec 2, 2017||
No Limit Hold'em - HK$8 Million Guaranteed Event
Linh Tran is a Vietnamese national who perhaps has not gained as much adulation as he should have, solely because he grinds out most of his money at cash tables and because tournaments are not one of his strengths.
Despite this, he has a number of good tournament results. In August 2011, he had a boost in his bankroll when he finished 3rd in the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Manila Main Event for USD$29,000, making this his first significant tournament victory. He then followed it up a year after at the APT Cambodia High Roller event where he won a trophy and cash worth USD$20,000. The years 2013 produced an 8th place finish at the Aussie Millions Poker Championship 6-Max Event for around USD$15,000, and a 3rd place finish at the APT High Roller Event in Manila for another USD$15,000. The following year, he had 3 significant tournament cash finishes, namely, 2nd place at the APT High Roller Event for USD$17,900 in May, 7th place at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Manila Main Event for USD$25,000 in October, and 4th place at the APT RWM Poker Finale Main Event for USD$19,347 in December.
As the years pass, Tran‘s cash-outs were becoming more sizable as evidenced with his performance in the year 2016. At the start of the year in January, Tran took home the glory of winning the APT High Roller Event for USD$32,000. This was followed in August with a major victory in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila Main Event for USD$130,000, his biggest cash earning to date. In September, he took home almost USD$50,000 for placing 4th in the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) Single Day High Roller Event. And nearing the end of the year, in November, he came out as the runner-up at the Asia Championship (ACOP) of Poker No Limit Holdem Event for USD$52,676.
The year 2017 hasn’t produced a major victory as of yet but it’s fair to say that Linh Tran has amassed numerous final tables and remains prolific in Asian tournaments, notching up many great results. He also has some variety to his abilities outside of tournament play, being a highly respected cash game player in both Holdem, and PLO games.
Read more about this player on Somuchpoker :
- December 27, 2016: Who are the most consistent ITM finishers in Asia?
- December 26, 2016: Asia’s 10 Greatest Player Achievements of 2016
- August 8, 2016: Giant victory for Linh Tran at the APPT 10 Manila Main Event
- July 24, 2016: Linh Tran finishes on top of APT Philippines II Main Event entry flights
- May 20, 2016: Final Eight Players of the APT Experience Manila with Linh Tran as the chip leader
- January 7, 2016: Head hunter and High Roller: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa and Linh Tran Bag Trophies
- October 27, 2015: APT Cambodia Main Event: Linh Tran wins the title and tops the Vietnam All Time Money List
- October 5, 2015: Linh Tran leads the APT Asian Poker Series Manila 2015 Main Event