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Meet Natural8’s Team Hot Member - Jul Tran

Shane C

Aug 16, 2023

Jul Tran

Get ready to meet Jul Tran, one of the latest addition to Natural8's illustrious Team Hot. Let's dive in and get ready to discover the essence of this rising star and what makes him the perfect match for Natural8.

The Beginning

Unlike many who stumble upon poker as a recreational hobby, Jul Tran deliberately chose poker as a location-independent profession, even before he read the rules or played any poker hand. Jul Tran's decision to pursue poker as a career was far from impulsive. Having enjoyed success as an IT consultant, he made a conscious choice to transition into poker, viewing it not just as a game but as an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

In 2016, fueled by his love for the game, Julien made the bold decision to quit his IT job and fully dedicate himself to poker. Little did he know that his path would intersect with the birth of Vietnam's first poker club, paving the way for him to become a mentor and an integral part of the growing Vietnamese poker community.

However, with limited information available in Vietnamese, many aspiring players faced challenges in navigating the complexities of poker. Recognizing this gap, Julien selflessly decided to share his knowledge and experiences with the community.

Eventually, he found himself proudly serving as the national team coach for the Vietnamese Match Poker team. Their successful participation in the 2023 Asian Nations Cup held in Hong Kong also earned them a spot in the upcoming World Championships in Zurich, Switzerland. This monumental achievement not only brings pride to the young team but also aims to reshape public perceptions of poker in Vietnam, showcasing it as a captivating game of intellectual prowess.

Poker Achievements

In the highly acclaimed APT Phu Quoc 2023, Jul Tran captivated the audience with an unforgettable comeback. In the ₫ 30,000,000 + 3,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event (Event 13), he displayed an unmatched tenacity and strategic brilliance that propelled him to an incredible 2nd place finish. His remarkable performance earned him an impressive ₫ 2,337,300,000 ($99,453).

Jul Tran's reign at the poker tables extended beyond APT Phu Quoc 2023. Less than a week earlier, in the ₫ 55,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Super Stars Challenge (Event #15) at the VSOP Championship VII in Hanoi, he showcased his exceptional skills, seizing the 1st place victory and adding an incredible ₫ 1,090,000,000 ($46,239) to his list of triumphs.

And a month before that, at the ₫ 100,000,000 + 7,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - APT/VSOP Superstar Invitational (Event #6) during the Asian Poker Tour - APT Hanoi, Jul Tran demonstrated his mastery of the game, securing a remarkable 2nd place finish, which translated to an impressive ₫ 998,570,000 ($42,602) in earnings.

Julien's outstanding performance in 2023 has already elevated him to new heights, and with a remarkable 68 cashes under his belt, he currently holds the 17th position on the Hendon Mob's Vietnam All Time Money List. As his achievements continue to soar, there's no doubt that he will rapidly climb up the ranks, further solidifying his position among the top players in the poker world.

Summary 

With a combination of skills, determination, and an unwavering passion for the game, there's no doubt that Jul Tran's poker journey will continue to inspire and leave an indelible mark on the world of poker. His remarkable achievements and captivating performances have already left an indelible mark on the game, and there's no doubt that his trajectory will lead him to become a household name in the poker realm in the near future. At Natural8, we eagerly anticipate the feats Jul Tran will accomplish in the future.

Image Source: The Asian Poker Tour (APT)