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John Juanda

John Juanda
Nationality: Indonesia
Nickname: Luckbox
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Biography

John Juanda is a Chinese-Indonesian poker player. He is best known for winning the 2008 WSOP Europe Main Event, as well as the 2015 EPT Barcelona Main Event.

Over the course of his career he has won five WSOP bracelets and amassed over $25.2 million in career earnings.

In 2015, he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

Biography

Born in Indonesia, Juanda came to the United States in 1990 when he enrolled at Oklahoma State Univeristy. After graduating from OSU, John went on to receive an MBA from Seattle University. In order to help with the cost of school, Juanda worked various jobs on the side. One of his jobs had the high school track star selling Bibles from door to door.

When not working or attending class, Juanda spent time in local casinos where he began honing his skills in poker. It didn’t take long for Juanda to realize that poker was his calling. In 1996, John completed his MBA program and took to the West Coast felt. In order to seek out larger stakes, Juanda relocated to California.

John Juanda at the World Series of Poker

After sticking it out in cash games and smaller buy-in tournaments, Juanda set out for the WSOP in 1999 where he cashed in two events. The following year, he cashed again at the WSOP and also earned a second place finish at the United States Poker Championships.

Just a couple of years later in 2002, Juanda was able to put together a nice string of five cashes at the WSOP, one of which earned him his first bracelet. The next year, Juanda returned to the WSOP and landed himself two more bracelets. In 2008 Juanda won his first WSOP Europe bracelet by taking down the WSOPE London Main Event good for over $1.5 million.

John Juanda WSOP Bracelets

YearEventPayout (USD)
2002Event #34: $1,500 Limit Ace to Five Triple Draw$49,620
2003Event #$21: $2,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split$130,200
2003Event #33: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha$203,840
2008Event #4: WSOPE £10,000 Main Event£868,800 ($1,580,096)
2011Event #16: $10,000 No-Limit Deuce To Seven Draw$367,170

Other Poker Achievements

Since last cashing at the World Series of Poker in 2014, Juanda has been a regular on the European Poker Tour circuit, cashing in events in Barcelona, Prague and Monte Carlo.

In 2015, won the EPT Barcelona Main Event for $1.1 million.

Since then, he has also been a regular on the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, attending festivals in the Philippines, Montenegro and Macau. The largest cash of his career came in 2017, winning the Tritoh Poker Super High Roller Series Macau Main Event for $2,870,092.

Read More: John Juanda Wins Triton Super High Roller Macau Title

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2018 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
Main Event
9th €118,265
2017 Master Classics of Poker
Main Event
5th €58,800
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Macau
HK $1,000,000 Main Event
1st 22,410,400 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
55th €22,150
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro
HK $1,000,000 Main Event
4th 4,648,000 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
€25,750 High Roller
2nd €683,900
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
3rd €266,550
2017 PokerStars Championship Macau
HK$206,000 Single-Day High Roller II
6th 645,000 HKD
2017 Aussie Millions
$25,000 Challenge
4th 287,280 AUD
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€50,000 Super High Roller
11th €105,300
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague
€10,300 High Roller
29th €22,300
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague
€50,000 Super High Roller
8th €107,550
2015 PokerStars.net APPT Season 9 Asia Championship of Poker
Super High Roller
2nd 5,547,000 HKD
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
1st €1,022,593
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
293rd $33,734
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
15th $25,327
2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,500 High Roller
4th €426,800
2014 Aussie Millions
$10,600 Main Event
23rd 40,000 AUD
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)
5th $54,770
The 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
Main Event
11th €60,000
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
€50,000 Majestic High Roller
2nd €600,000
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona
Main Event
8th €76,100
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
237th $38,453
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
6th $41,270
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
52nd $12,315
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
18th $7,254
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
25th $15,287
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
6th $42,897
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit)
1st $367,170
2010 PokerStars.com EPT London
Main Event
2nd £545,000
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
297th $2,801
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
3rd $129,553
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
4th $78,088
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
5th $97,989
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship
4th $436,865
2009 World Series of Poker Europe
Event 1 - £1,000 No Limit Hold'em
43rd £2,803
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 55 - $2,500 Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw
4th $44,941
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 30 - $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha
9th $24,207
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 23 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw
4th $75,964
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 16 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud
5th $25,634
2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship
$20,000 Heads-up Championship
9th $25,000
PokerStars.com EPT London £1m Showdown
£20,000 High Roller Event
2nd £327,000
2008 World Series of Poker Europe
£10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event
1st £868,800
2008 PokerStars.net APPT Macau
APPT Macau Main Event
26th $8,104
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 51 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
35th $3,945
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 28 - $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys
6th $154,296
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 16 - $2,000 Omaha Hi/Lo
29th $5,535
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 11 - $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
7th $16,920
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 5 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em w/ Re-buys
27th $16,496
2007 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour - Macau
APPT Macau - $15k High Rollers Event
6th $46,080
2007 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE)
Event 1 - £2,500 Horse
14th £5,775
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 44 - $2,000 Omaha Hi Lo
10th $9,719
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 35 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem
61st $9,708
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 30 - $2,500 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed
57th $4,091
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 20 - $2,000 Seven Card Stud Hi Lo
21st $5,879
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 7 - $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha w/ rebuys
7th $107,196

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