John Monnette is an American poker player. Over his career he has won five World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and has amassed just under $4 million in live tournament cashes as of June 2023.
Nicknamed "Angry" owing to a habit of berating dealers and making his frustrations known to the entire poker room during his early 20s, Monnette is a mixed game specialist, with all four bracelets coming in different non-NLHE formats.
Monnette at the World Series of Poker
Monnette's first WSOP cash came in 2005, and would make two final tables including a second-place finish in 2009. However, he would have to wait until 2011 for his first bracelet, which came in Event #23: $2,500 8-Game. That victory netted Monnette $278,144, more than double his previous largest live cash.
A second bracelet followed in 2012, winning Event #10: $5,000 Seven Card Stud after topping a final table that included Jeff Lisandro and Bryn Kenney. Monnette also recorded three other podium place finishes in 2012, including one at the WSOP Europe in Event #4: €3,250 Shootout.
Between 2013 and 2016, Monnette would finish inside the top 10 on nine occasions, before finally clinching his third WSOP bracelet in 2017. He showed his mixed game skills once again, winning Event #22: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw for $256,610.
In 2021, Monnette won his fourth WSOP bracelet and his first in a Hold'em event. He defeated Nate Silver heads-up to win Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for $245,680).
Monnette's fifth bracelet came in 2023 in the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball tournament.
Known as one of the best mixed-game players in the world, Monnette’s fifth bracelet comes in his fifth different poker discipline, a fact that’s not lost on him.
“It’s kinda cool, yah. The no-limit deuce, I felt that was one of my better games, when I got that one, it was really cool, and then the hold ‘em one was pretty awesome because I just grew up playing limit hold ‘em… and then this one, 2-7 is a game I just played a ton like 15 years ago pre-Black Friday. It was kind of cool to get back to the roots, with the last two [being] Limit Hold ‘em and Triple Draw, games that I just grinded for years.”
John Monnette's Five Bracelet Victories
|2023||$1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw||$145,863|
|2021||$10,000 Limit Hold 'em Championship||$245,680|
|2017||$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship||$256,610|
|2012||$5,000 Seven Card Stud||$190,826|
|2011||$2,500 8-Game Mix||$278,144|