John started playing tournaments in 1996 and won the World Poker Open Championship in 2001. The following year, he won his first World Series of Poker bracelet (in the Ace to Five Triple Draw john juandaLowball event), and then won two more WSOP events in 2003.
- John Juanda has 3 WSOP bracelets,
- 3 best All Around player Awards
- made 5 Wpt Final tables.
- John Juanda plays exclusively for Team Fulltilt.
In 2002, John was named Tournament Champion of the Year, and was the 2001 and 2002 Runner-Up in the Card Player “Player of the Year” standings. He also has three Best All-Around Player awards.
John made 15 final tables in 2004, and placed fifth in both the 2005 Five-Star World Poker Classic and the 2005 National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Most recently, he earned nearly $500,000 in Monte Carlo, Monaco after winning the Monte Carlo Millions Consolation tournament, finishing sixth in the Monte Carlo Millions Main Event, and finishing second at “The FullTiltPoker.Net Invitational Live from Monte Carlo.”
Recently, John beat out some of the best poker players in the world including Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Jason Gray, and Jeff Lisandro to win the 2006 Aussie Millions Speed Poker Million Dollar Challenge. He received $1,000,000 in Australian Dollars, which works out to around $732,000 in U.S. Dollars, and that suits him fine.