Hand #133: Tony Tran Wins the WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble! ($341,486)

Oct 23, 2018

Champion Tony Tran
Photo:  Tony Tran pumps his fist as he wins the WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble. Back when there were 30 players remaining, Tran lost an all-in and was knocked all the way down to just 2 big blinds. Not quite a chip-and-a-chair, but an exceptional comeback nonetheless!

Tony Tran raises from the button to 300,000, Jake Schwartz moves all in for 2,305,000, and Tran snap-calls with Spade ADiamond K.

Schwartz turns over Diamond ADiamond 5, and needs to improve to stay alive.

The flop comes Heart KHeart 8Spade 5, and both players flop a pair, with Tran still in the lead with a pair of kings.

The turn card is the Club 4, and Schwartz needs a five on the river to stay alive.

The river card is the Spade 3, and Tony Tran wins the pot — and the WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble — with two pair, aces and kings.

Jake Schwartz finishes as the runner-up, earning $228,590.

Tony Tran wins the WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble, earning $341,486, which includes his $15,000 entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. Tran also receives a WPT Champions Trophy and his name will be inscribed on the one-and-only WPT Champions Cup, alongside every other WPT champion from all 17 seasons.

Congratulations to Tony Tran!

1st:  Tony Tran  –  $341,486*
2nd:  Jake Schwartz  –  $228,590
3rd:  Kelly Minkin  –  $146,973
4th:  Ray Qartomy  –  $95,684
5th:  Ping Liu  –  $73,734
6th:  Dominique Mosley  –  $60,981

Photo:  Jake Schwartz (left) congratulates Tony Tran on his victory.
Champion Tony Tran
* First-prize amount includes the winner’s $15,000 entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.

Photography by Joe Giron / PokerPhotoArchive.com

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