Johnny Chan

GPI Rank : 14713
GPI Nat. Rank : 7391
Total Earnings : $8,748,013
GPI Score : 322,16
First Cash : 1982-01-01
Last Updated on August 7, 2019

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
Jul 3 - 16, 2019 No Limit Hold'em - WSOP Main Event
World Series of Poker, Las Vegas
560 $24,560


Johnny Chan is one of the most decorated Asian players in the world.

Born in China, Chan‘s family moved to the United-States in 1968 and in 1978, at the age of 21, Chan decided to become a professional gambler.

Although he was already making his mark as a force in the poker world, Chan became truly prominent when he had a back-to-back victory in the WSOP Main Event in 1987 and 1988.  At the time, no one had ever done that except for 3 players, namely, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Moss and Stu Ungar.  But his double victory was considered a greater feat as he had outlasted a bigger field as compared to his 3 predecessors.  In 1989, the poker community had thought that he would break the record by having a 3rd consecutive victory when he reached heads-up in Main Event.  But considered a relative upstart at that time, young Phil Helmuth stopped his winning streak by eventually winning the heads-up battle of the 1989 WSOP Main Event.

Since then, Johnny Chan has earned a total of 10 WSOP bracelets in the span of his career.  And up to this day, Chan is a regular face in WSOP in the money lists if not the final table.  He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2002.

 Watch more: The day that Phil Hellmuth ended Johnny Chan’s WSOP Main Event reign


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