Mimi Tran is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
Born in 1960 in Vietnam, Mimi Tran came to the US in 1982, and soon found work in the electronics industry in Silicon Valley. She began playing poker in 1989, after a severe car accident left her disabled and unable to continue working. She wasn't successful at first but one day she met Barry Greenstein, who offered to mentor her in poker in exchange for her teaching him how to speak Vietnamese. She credits Greenstein with turning her into the player she is today.
Up until the late 1990s Mimi was strictly a high-stakes cash game specialist, just like Barry Greenstein. But Greenstein urged her to challenge herself at tournaments. She did and ended up doing very well.
In her WSOP play, Tran has no bracelets, but she has finished in 4th place, 3rd place, and 2nd place twice. She has 19 WSOP cashes and total WSOP earnings of $427,131. Her best cash was a $189,240 payout in a 2005 WSOP Circuit Event and a $112,575 payout in the 1999 $2,500 Limit Hold'em Event.
Tran also has 5 cashes in WPT events and has total WPT earnings of $648,129. She has made 2 final tables - a 3rd place finish in 2007 for $472,228 and a 7th place finish in 2009 for $125,900.
As of 2008, her total live tournament winnings exceed $1,400,000.
HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013