Mimi Tran

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 14:46

Mimi Tran

A poker biography of Mimi Tran.

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Name - Mimi Tran

Born - July 5th 1960, Nah Trang, Vietnam

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Poker is not just a mind sport for men. This leading casino game is also a popular sport among smart and talented women players. As proof of women's success in the poker circuit, Mimi Tran is one of the most famous female poker players for her ranking as the biggest money-making woman player in the industry.

Born on July 5, 1960 in Nha Trang, Vietnam, Mimi's first encounter with poker was in 1989, where she won several World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournaments. With her excellent game plays and tactics, Mimi's name buzzed loudly around the international casino poker circuit. Her recent big wins include her top prize of $472,228 in Season 5, World Poker Finals in 2006, the 2006 WSOP Event 14, No-Limit Hold'em with re-buys, and the 2005 WSOP, Event 7, $1000 No-Limit Hold'em with rebuys tournaments. Known as a top female figure in casino poker cash games, Mimi's current favorite games are Seven Card Stud and Limit Texas Hold'em. She is also appearing regularly at various television shows, with friend and mentor Barry supporting and cheering her on. As of today, Mimi's total live tournament earning is more than $1,300,000. Her name also tops the list of the most famous female poker players when it comes to tournament gross.

Mimi attributed her poker skills and knowledge to her former boyfriend Barry Greenstein who is also a well-known poker icon. Their relationship was more of a student-teacher bonding because Mimi taught Barry her native language in exchange of valuable poker lessons. At first, Mimi was still undecided whether she would employ her skills to professional poker tournaments, but Barry convinced her to compete in various casino poker tours. With her excellent schemes and analytical game tactics, Mimi proved to be very lucky, winning almost all local and international poker tournaments she participated in.

Despite her seemingly endless winning streak and precious pro player lessions, Mimi's professionalism and dedication in playing professional poker is actually the reason behind her reputation as one of the most sought-after players in the circuit. Her sincerity in learning more about the game further honed her innate talents in playing cards. Mimi is also keen in observing, always making it a point to analyze and learn something from her mistakes in the table.

Now a mother of two kids, Mimi treats poker as the only career that can support her large family in Vietnam and in the United States. She is working hard to balance her time with her family and the demands of being a professional poker player. Although Mimi looks like a typical single mom who regularly accompanies her kids to soccer practice or frequently brags about the convenience of owning an SUV, Mimi is definitely more than just your typical soccer mom. Her reputation as a prime female player in the poker industry is what sets her apart from the average single mother.

As female players become an even more equalizing force in the poker industry, Mimi Tran is just one of the many women players who helps lead the “female charge” in the international poker arena.