John Juanda is an Indonesian poker player who is also known by his nickname of JJ. His real name is Johnson, but he prefers to be called John. He was born in Medan, Indonesia on the eight of July in 1971. He is of Chinese ancestry. He came to the United States in 1990 to study at the University of Oklahoma state. He obtained an MBA from the Seattle University. After moving to Seattle, he began playing poker at some casinos, then realizing that he could make a living doing that. Today he lives in Los Angeles, California. He was also a star for the sport of track 200-5000 meter races.
Juanda is a Team Full Tilt member. His winnings in poker surpass the 10 million and he has won four bracelets at the World Series of Poker, although he has won no titles at either the World Poker Tour or the European Poker Tour. The four bracelets he won between the years of 2002-2008 at the events of $1500 Triple Draw Lowball Ace to Five, $2500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split, $2500 Pot Limit Omaha, and the £10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event at the 2008 WSOPE. He also has three best all around player awards. Surely, when he plays situs judi bola terpercaya, he’s also gonna kill it.
His career as a tournament poker player started in 1996. It was not until 2001that he won the World Poker Open Championship. In 2002, he won his first WSOP bracelet and two more in 2003. In 2002, he became Tournament Champion of the Year. In 2006, he won the “Aussie Millions Speed Poker Million Dollar Challenge” beating some big worldwide known contenders such as Phil Ivey, Jeff Lisandro, Jason Gray, and Barry Greenstein. In 2008, at a record-breaking 19 hours and 10 minutes final table, he won his fourth bracelet at the WSOP European Series Main Event taking place in London. His career has been a profitable one.
On a personal level, he enjoys reading, traveling, outdoor activities, and movies. He enjoys the music of Elton John and John Lennon. His favorite place is Lake Toba located in Indonesia. It is said that his favorite celebrity is the Dalai Lama. According to an interview he gave to Bluff Magazine, he comes from parents whose business did well, and he could afford to travel around the world and the education he received. He lived with his grandparents due to his parents being very busy in their business. He understood this and enjoyed living with his grandparents. John Juanda was a very bright A student, but he was also considered a rebel and got in some troubles when he was a teenager. On some occasions, he was thrown out of school. His father was a gambler at the time and gambling was illegal in Indonesia; however, he always lost a lot of money. His mother sent him to the United States to study and because the household was a bit unsteady.
He is described as being very bright, and having a pleasant personality, but not a flashy and camera-ready one. He has a restaurant called Java Spice in LA. According to his interview in Bluff Magazine, he has many plans for the future and seems to have a very generous heart.