JC Tran Wins PartyPoker Premier League III
December 1, 2008 (InfoPowa News) — Poker pros JC Tran and TonyG battled it out in the heads up of the five-day-long third edition of the PartyPoker Premier League, which culminated over the weekend. The tournament saw twelve of the world's top Internet and land players pitted against each other in a series of heats leading to the final table.
Selected to compete was a stellar international roster composed of JC Tran, Tony G, Juha Helppi, Annette Obrestad, Vicky Coren, Tom Dwan, Andy Black, current WSOP MS Champ Peter Eastgate, Roland de Wolfe, David Ulliott, Phil Hellmuth, and Nenad Medic.
U.S. player JC Tran entered the final of the PartyPoker Premier League III with the lead over the final table six, comprising Tom Dwan (U.S.A.), Juha Helppi (Finland), TonyG (Australia), Roland De Wolfe (U.K.) and Peter Eastgate.
Tran lost the lead during the heads up, but staged a great comeback to beat TonyG and take home the main prize of $300,000, leaving his opponent with a second placing check for $150,000.