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2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 28, 2008 to Monday, June 30, 2008

Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $3,710,070
  • Entries: 2,718
  • Remaining: 0
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06/30/08 05:11:31 PM PST
 
Congratulations to J.C. Tran - Champion of Event #49 ($631,170)
 
Things have come to a close here at the ESPN Final table. Rasmus Nielsen, who at one point had a 6:1 chip lead over the remaining players has taken second place and took home $389,557 for his three days of work. J.C. Tran continues to have an amazing run here at the World Series of Poker. Tran came in to the final table with second in chips and the two of these players duked it out for the majority of the day. Once the heads up battle began, Tran slowly started to inch his way out into the lead. After more than seventy hands heads up, Tran took first place, netting $631,170 for his work as well his first WSOP gold bracelet.
06/30/08 05:04:19 PM PST
 
Hand #190: J.C. Tran Wins Event No. 49; Rasmus Nielsen Finishes 2nd ($389,557)
 
J.C. Tran raised to 215,000, and Rasmus Nielsen called. The flop came    . Nielsen checked, Tran bet 275,000, and Nielsen called. The turn was the  . Nielsen checked again, and this time Tran bet 900,000. Nielsen moved all in right away, and Tran called. Tran    Nielsen    Tran did have Nielsen covered, so Nielsen needed a jack or his day was done. The river came the  ! Rasmus Nielsen takes 2nd for $389,557, and J.C. Tran has won his first WSOP bracelet!
06/30/08 05:00:50 PM PST
 
Hand #189: J.C. Tran
 
Rasmus Nielsen limped, J.C. Tran raised an additional 200,000, and Nielsen called. The flop came    . Tran bet 300,000, and Nielsen folded.
06/30/08 04:59:33 PM PST
 
Hand #188: J.C. Tran
 
Limped pot. The flop came    . Rasmus Nielsen bet 100,000, and J.C. Tran called. The turn was the  . Nielsen checked, and Tran bet 150,000 -- a little over a third of the pot. Nielsen didn't like the look of it, and let it go. "600 I call," said Nielsen with a smile afterwards.
06/30/08 04:57:30 PM PST
 
Hand #187: Rasmus Nielsen
 
Rasmus Nielsen raised to 215,000 from the button, and J.C. Tran folded.
06/30/08 04:56:59 PM PST
 
Hand #186: J.C. Tran
 
J.C. Tran raised to 215,000, and Rasmus Nielsen folded.
06/30/08 04:55:50 PM PST
 
Hand #185: J.C. Tran
 
Rasmus Nielsen limped, and J.C. Tran checked. Flop    . Tran checked, Nielsen bet 100,000, and Tran called. The turn was the  , and both checked. The river was the  . Tran bet 200,000, and Nielsen called. Tran showed    for a pair of sevens, and Nielsen mucked.
06/30/08 04:53:53 PM PST
 
Hand #184: Rasmus Nielsen
 
J.C. Tran limped, and Rasmus Nielsen checked. The flop came    . Tran bet 100,000, Nielsen raised to 300,000, and Tran folded. A bit of momentum for Nielsen here, who showed a king as he dragged the pot.
06/30/08 04:52:24 PM PST
 
Hand #183: J.C. Tran
 
Limped pot. The flop came    . J.C. Tran bet 100,000, and Rasmus Nielsen folded.
06/30/08 04:51:04 PM PST
 
Hand #182: Rasmus Nielsen
 
J.C. Tran raised to 215,000 from the small blind/button, and Rasmus Nielsen reraised to 650,000 from the big blind. Tran asked how much Nielsen had behind. Nielsen counted it out. About 2.4 million, it appeared. Tran called. The flop came    . Nielsen bet 1,350,000. Tran thought a bit, and let it go.
06/30/08 04:47:52 PM PST
 
Hand #181: Rasmus Nielsen
 
Rasmus Nielsen raised to 215,000 from the button, and J.C. Tran folded.
06/30/08 04:47:02 PM PST
 
Hand #180: Rasmus Nielsen
 
J.C. Tran, who now enjoys about a 2-to-1 chip lead over Rasmus Nielsen, raised to 190,000 from the button. "He said it was a misclick," joked the announcer. Nielsen called. The flop was    . Nielsen checked, and Tran bet 250,000. Nielsen then raised to 800,000. Tran let it go.
06/30/08 04:44:49 PM PST
 
Hand #179: J.C. Tran
 
Rasmus Nielsen raised to 215,000 from the button, and J.C. Tran called. The flop came    . Tran checked, and Nielsen checked behind. The turn was the  . This time Tran bet 275,000, and Nielsen folded.
06/30/08 04:43:31 PM PST
 
Hand #178: Rasmus Nielsen
 
J.C. Tran limped, Rasmus Nielsen raised to 200,000, and Tran folded.
06/30/08 04:42:50 PM PST
 
Hand #177: J.C. Tran
 
Rasmus Nielsen raised to 215,000, and J.C. Tran called. The flop came    . Tran checked, Nielsen bet 275,000, and Tran called. The turn was the  . Tran checked again. This time Nielsen checked. The river was the   -- an interesting card, for sure. This time Tran bet 600,000, and Nielsen folded.
06/30/08 04:40:29 PM PST
 
Hand #176: J.C. Tran
 
J.C. Tran raised to 215,000 from the button, and Rasmus Nielsen folded.
06/30/08 04:39:30 PM PST
 
Hand #175: Rasmus Nielsen
 
Rasmus Nielsen limped, and J.C. Tran checked his option. The flop came    . Tran checked, Nielsen bet 100,000, and Tran folded.
06/30/08 04:38:30 PM PST
 
Hand #174: J.C. Tran
 
J.C. Tran raised to 215,000 from the small blind/button, and Rasmus Nielsen folded.
06/30/08 04:38:13 PM PST
 
Guest Appearence?
 
Or does he just own the place? Scotty Nguyen just walked onto the ESPN stage here and walked right up to Rasmus Nielsen and greeted him with an outstretched hand and a "Good luck, baby." Rasmus, obviously surprised, smiled and shook hands. "Thanks." Scotty then walked over to the other side of the table where JC Tran sits and pulled out casino chips and began handing a few to Tran. "Good luck, baby," Scotty issued a friendly phrase to Tran as well and then tried to leave the stage, until a fan from the upper level yelled, "Scotty!" Scotty turned, without missing a beat, and flashed a huge smile while the fan snapped a quick picture. The tournament floor staff introduced Scotty to the audience and he received a very loud, very welcomed round of applause.
06/30/08 04:37:35 PM PST
 
Hand #173: Rasmus Nielsen
 
Rasmus Nielsen limped, and J.C. Tran checked behind. The flop came    . Tran checked, Nielsen bet 100,000, and Tran folded.


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