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Johnny Chan

is a respected poker heavyweight and expert contributor

Poker Score: 327,402

Popularity: 189,462

Contribution: 369,900

886,764
Distinctions
3
Poker Face
3
Fearless
2
Heads-up expert
1
Soul Reader
1
Fair Play
About Johnny Chan

Biography

Johnny Chan, or 'The Orient Express' as he is nicknamed, is one of the best poker players in the world. He is the fourth and last player to capture back-to-back World Series of Poker Main Event titles (1987, 1988). Amazingly enough, in 1989, Chan played for his third consecutive world champion title and finished  runner-up to Phil Hellmuth.

In the twenty years between his first and tenth WSOP bracelet, the China-born American pro established himself as one of the legends of the game. His heads-up with Erik Seidel in the 1988 World Series is featured in the all-time favorite poker movie Rounders, in which Chan makes a cameo appearance himself.

Chan earned his 'Orient Express' nickname in 1981, after eliminating all nine finalists in Bob Stupak's American Cup in less than an hour. His many legendary feats in poker further include his four victories (out of six appearances) in the Poker After Dark show and climbing to second place at the Poker Superstars Invitational in 2005 with only $20,000 in chips when there were $3.2 million on the table.

 

 

Written by Annie RKH
Last update: 19/03/2015

Jobs & Achievements

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Poker King,
in Mar 2009
4
ChanPokerOnline.com,
Mar 2007 to Aug 2008
5
Poker After Dark,
Jan 2007 to Mar 2009
6
Million Dollar Hold'em: Winning Big in Limit Cash Games,
in Oct 2006
5
High Stakes Poker,
Mar 2006 to Mar 2011
6
Play Poker Like Johnny Chan,
in Jun 2005
6
Poker Hall Of Fame,
in Jan 2002
5
Rounders,
in Mar 1998
5
1985, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003 ...,
since Jan 1985
8


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The biggest cashes of Johnny Chan

$750,000

Rank: 2 / 8
$400000 NLHE
Feb 9, 2005
Tournament Results
Event 12: $10000 NLHE World Championship -
19th Annual World Series of Poker 1988
Binion's
May 16, 1988

$700,000

1 / 167

Event 12: $10000 NLHE World Championship -
18th Annual World Series of Poker 1987
Binion's
May 12, 1987

$625,000

1 / 152

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