Tran Wins 2nd WPT, Liv Controls Minds
JC Tran took down his second WPT title on Wednesday night, nearly seven years after his first.
Meanwhile, 23 players have committed to play the $1 million BIG ONE for ONE DROP during the 2014 WSOP and Liv Boeree is a mind control freak.
JC Tran Wins Second Career WPT Title
JC Tran earned his second career WPT title on Wednesday when he took down the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event in his hometown of Sacramento for $302,750.
Tran navigated his way through a field of 465 players to make the final table and eventually beat Preston Harwell heads-up for the title.
Tran won his first career WPT title in 2007 when he won the Reno Poker Challenge. It took him nearly seven years to take down his second WPT title.
Tran is also a two-time WSOP bracelet winner and finished fifth in the 2013 Main Event.
23 Players Confirmed for $1 Million Big On for One Drop
WSOP officials released an update earlier in the week regarding the $1 Million BIG ONE for ONE DROP charity event during the 2014 WSOP. At present, 23 players have committed to play the event including defending champion Antonio Esfandiari.
Esfandiari won the 2012 version of this event to become poker's all-time money leader. This years tournament has been expanded to 56 players and will award $20 million to first place should the event sell out.
Some of the players that have already put up their deposit for the event include Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Sam Trickett, Erik Seidel, Bobby Baldwin and ONE DROP founder Guy Laliberte.
Liv Boeree Now a Mind Freak
Liv Boeree hinted at the 2014 PCA that she was working on a TV project and now we have details. Boeree will now appear on the Discovery Channel series The Mind Control Freaks starting in April.
Boeree will serve on a panel of four experts that will use psychological tricks and mental manipulation to get people to accomplish unbelievable feats. Other panelists include hypnotist Lewis Le Val, sleight-of-hand pro Pete Wardell and magician Alexis Conran.
The series will run for ten 30-minute episodes and will air in 224 countries.