John Eames

John Eames

Nationality
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
GPI Rank 10,537
Total Live Earnings $5,221,934
The Hendon Mob Data provided by The Hendon Mob

Biography

John Eames is a British poker player. In 2022, he made it to the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event.

In 2014, he won the WSOPC Planet Hollywood Main Event for $289,706 and his first WSOP Circuit ring.

England's John Eames will be one of the toughest players to beat at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event final table, and he has plenty of chips to push his opponents around.

The British poker pro has been on a steady rise since Day 1 of poker's most prestigious annual tournament. He more than doubled his starting stack each day leading up to Friday's final table where he enter in fifth place with 54,950,000 chips (46 big blinds).

Eames has quite the impressive resume, both online and live. During the poker boom era he was known as an online whizz and has crushed it in that arena for many years. But he's also quite the accomplished live tournament player, having cashed for $2.2 million heading into the 2022 WSOP Main Event, according to Hendon Mob.

With $675,000 the current guaranteed minimum payout for the 10 remaining players in the Main Event, Eames has already locked up his largest career live poker score. His previous biggest cash came in 2014 when he won a WSOP Circuit ring in Las Vegas for $289,706.

Eames hadn't cashed in a live tournament since 2019 prior to the Main Event, but he's ready to compete for the $10 million prize on poker's grandest stage.

"I'm remaining calm, not getting carried away, and not letting even other people make me more excitable and just trying to like, just remember, there's still a very long way to go and like, whatever happens, it's going to be a fantastic experience," Eames told PokerNews.

Should the British poker pro win the Main Event, he said, retirement could be the route he chooses to go down with his future.

"There's no sort of there'll be fewer money incentives if I have this incredibly, remarkably large win that very few you get to ever have. So I guess poker would just take on a slightly different role in my life," Eames said.

If he were to retire upon becoming world champion, he wouldn't be the first. Pius Heinz (2011) and Peter Eastgate (2008) both left poker shortly after winning the Main Event, with the exception of playing in the rare tournament.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
4th $3,000,000
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
356th $29,400
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #55: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
239th $2,911
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
259th $2,775
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
133rd $2,111
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" No-Limit Hold'em
99th $8,563
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Berlin
Main Event
124th €8,000
2012 PokerStars.net EPT Prague
Main Event
87th €10,000
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #6: €1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
20th €2,774
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
18th $17,915
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
43rd $5,295
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
8th $18,529
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
20th €37,000
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #6: €1,620 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
32nd €2,616
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #2: €1,090 No-Limit Hold'em
7th €22,449
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
104th $6,153
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
151st $3,741
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
15th $29,743
2011 PokerStars.it EPT San Remo
Main Event
120th €9,000
2011 EPT Copenhagen
Main Event
3rd 1,400,000 DKK
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #19: No-Limit Hold'em - Bounties
17th 2,500 AUD
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #4: No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
10th 3,160 AUD
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #1: No-Limit Hold'em
32nd 5,120 AUD
World Series of Poker Europe 2010
Event #5: £10,350 WSOPE Championship No-Limit Hold'em
27th £26,400
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
31st $12,456

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