John Juanda

John Juanda

John Juanda

2,102 global poker index

0 world poker tour index

$25,650,536 total poker live earnings

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Profile

name
John Juanda
Nationality
Indonesia
GPI Rank
2,102
WPT Wins
0
total poker live earnings
$25,650,536

Biography

Often, when big names in the poker world are tossed around amongst fans of the game, John Juandas name is left out. Its not that he hasnt had a deserving career, but rather his quiet nature that sometimes leaves people to forget about how great a player he really is.

Intro

John Juanda is a professional poker player of Chinese-Indonesian origin currently residing in Marina del Rey, California. He is known for winning five World Series of Poker bracelets first of which he collected in 2002 by winning the $1,500 Limit Ace to Five Triple Draw event for almost $50,000. He was also one of the founders of the infamous online poker site Full Tilt Poker.

Background

Born in Indonesia, Juanda came to the United States in 1990 when he enrolled at Oklahoma State University. 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 didnt 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.

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’s Top 5 WSOP Results

Year Event Place Prize 2002 $1,500 Limit Ace to Five Triple Draw 1st $49,620
2003 $2,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split 1st $130,200
2003 $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 1st $203,840
2008 WSOPE 10,000 Main Event 1st 868,800 ($1,580,096)
2011 $10,000 No-Limit Deuce To Seven Draw 1st $367,170

World Poker Tour

Aside from his five WSOP bracelets, Juanda also has a record of making six WPT final tables and nineteen money finishes; however, his WPT title collection is still empty. Juanda came close to winning a WPT event in 2002 when he finished in second place at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final event. He lost that heads-up match to Gus Hansen and took home almost $280,000 for the runner-up finish.

John Juanda’s Top 6 WPT Results

Year Event Place Prize
2002 Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em - Final 2nd $278,240
2004 WPT Invitational Main Event 3rd $18,000
2012 WPT World Championship $100,000 Super High Roller 3rd $526,320
2004 Mirage Poker Showdown $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Day 4th $162,012
2004 Ultimatebet.com Poker Classic $6,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Day 5th $130,000
2006 North American Poker Championships C$10,000 North American Poker Championships 5th C$217,320 ($193,003)

European Poker Tour

Juanda has a total of three European Poker Tour money finishes on his record. He made his first EPT cash in 2009 when he finished in 40th place at the EPT London Main Event. His biggest achievement on the European circuit came a year later when Juanda came back to London to fall just short of the title losing the final play to the young Scottish prodigy David Vamplew and finishing the Main Event in second place for 545,000.

John Juanda’s Top 3 EPT Results

Year Event Place Prize
2010 London 5,000 Main Event 2nd 545,000
2012 Barcelona 5,000 Main Event 8th 76,100
2009 London 5,000 Main Event 40th 14,200

Other Achievements

If its consistency you want, John Juanda will deliver. Each and every year, Juanda has put up numerous cashes and deep runs along the tournament circuit. Hes even proven that he is a force in tournaments outside the U.S. His three most significant finishes outside of the States come with first place at the 2006 Crown Australian Poker Championship for over $700,000, a second-place finish at the 2012 WSOPE Cannes 50,000 Majestic Roller event for 600,000, and a fifth place at the 2012 Macau High Stakes Challenge $258,000 Super High Roller good for $1,645,753.

Sponsorship

John Juanda was one of the nine poker players who founded the Full Tilt Poker online poker site and represented Team Full Tilt colors in live tournaments until the site seized its operations in 2011.

Did you know?

  • John Juanda was a high-school running star specializing in the 200-meter sprints and 5000-meter races.
  • In 2002 Juanda finished second in the Card Player 2002 Player of the Year race.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 PokerStars EPT Barcelona5,300 EPT Main Event 245th €10,200
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #93: $10,000 Short Deck Championship 5th $62,793
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #95: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em 95th $2,316
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #37: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em 66th $7,837
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$10,300 PCA Main Event 68th $25,600
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship 168th $53,900
2018 PokerStars.es EPT BarcelonaMain Event 9th €118,265
2017 Master Classics of PokerMain Event 5th €58,800
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series MacauHK $1,000,000 Main Event 1st 22,410,400 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona10,300 High Roller 55th €22,150
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series MontenegroHK $1,000,000 Main Event 4th 4,648,000 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino25,750 High Roller 2nd €683,900
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino25,500 Single-Day High Roller 3rd €266,550
2017 PokerStars Championship MacauHK$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 Barcelona50,000 Super High Roller 11th €105,300
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague10,300 High Roller 29th €22,300
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague50,000 Super High Roller 8th €107,550
2015 PokerStars.net APPT Season 9 Asia Championship of PokerSuper High Roller 2nd 5,547,000 HKD
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona5,300 Main Event 1st €1,022,593
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #65: $10,000 Main Event 293rd $33,734
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship 15th $25,327
2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final25,500 High Roller 4th €426,800
2014 Aussie Millions$10,600 Main Event 23rd 40,000 AUD
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em (Four Handed) 5th $54,770
The 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand FinalMain Event 11th €60,000
2012 World Series of Poker Europe50,000 Majestic High Roller 2nd €600,000
2012 PokerStars.com EPT BarcelonaMain Event 8th €76,100
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 237th $38,453
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) 6th $41,270
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry 52nd $12,315
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em 18th $7,254
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 25th $15,287
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix 6th $42,897
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit) 1st $367,170
2010 PokerStars.com EPT LondonMain Event 2nd £545,000
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #45: $1,500 No-Limit Holdem 297th $2,801
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #37: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. 3rd $129,553
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #19: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship 4th $78,088
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #15: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship 5th $97,989
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #2: $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship 4th $436,865
2009 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent 1 - 1,000 No Limit Hold’em 43rd £2,803
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 55 - $2,500 Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw 4th $44,941
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 30 - $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha 9th $24,207
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 23 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw 4th $75,964
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 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 Showdown20,000 High Roller Event 2nd £327,000
2008 World Series of Poker Europe10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event 1st £868,800
2008 PokerStars.net APPT MacauAPPT Macau Main Event 26th $8,104
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 51 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 35th $3,945
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 28 - $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys 6th $154,296
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 16 - $2,000 Omaha Hi/Lo 29th $5,535
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 11 - $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 7th $16,920
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 5 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em w/ Re-buys 27th $16,496
2007 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour - MacauAPPT 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 PokerEvent 44 - $2,000 Omaha Hi Lo 10th $9,719
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 35 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem 61st $9,708
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 30 - $2,500 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed 57th $4,091
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 20 - $2,000 Seven Card Stud Hi Lo 21st $5,879
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 7 - $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha w/ rebuys 7th $107,196