Published on December 12th, 2007 7:03 pm EST

JC Tran giving that mean under his hat sideways lookJ.C. Tran continued his absolutely ridiculous 2007 earlier this week, taking down a $5k No Limit Hold'em tournament at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic. With this win, Tran banks over $520k, and also surges into second place in the 2007 Player of the Year race, within striking distance of the current leader, David Pham.

Tran has had a remarkably consistent year in 2007. Two final tables so far at the Five Diamond event and one victory; 4 cashes at the World Series of Poker; two cashes at the World Poker Classic including one victory; first place at the World Poker Challenge main event for $683k; second place at the L.A. Poker Classic main event for $1.17 million, and sixth place at the World Poker Open championship event. Quite the year for J.C. Tran.

Salvatore "Sully" Erna surprised a great number of people by placing second in this event for $300k. Previously the singer of Godsmack had gone deep in the World Series of Poker main event twice, but this is by far his biggest cash. He came second in a field that was loaded with talent, so our hats off to him for that.

Mark Teltscher came in third place for $153k, and David Williams placed fourth. Other notables at the final table included Shane "Shaniac" Schleger and Justin Bonomo, who finished 8th and 9th respectively.

The close POY race between Tran and Pham will make the main event of the Doyle Brunson Classic Championship even more interesting.



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