John Juanda was born July 8, 1971 in Indonesia.
Juanda currently lives in Marina Del Ray, CA. He was born and raised in Indonesia. John arrived in the U.S. in 1990, when he enrolled at Oklahoma State University. It was there he went on to earn an MBA from Seattle University.
John was a high school track star for the 200 meter sprints to 5000 meter races. He had a stint as a door to door salesman selling bibles. He has expressed an interest in medicine and has said if poker wasn't his career this would be.
He was the 2002 tournament Champion of the Year, winning 3 World Series of Poker titles, and a World Poker Open Championship title. John is regarded as one of the best all-around poker players on the tournament circuit.
In November 2004 he won the inaugural Professional Poker Tour event.
In January 2006, Juanda defeated a field including Jeff "The Iceman" Lisandro, Mike Sexton, Barry Greenstein, Tony "The Lizard" Bloom, Tony G and Phil Ivey to win the $732,901 USD first prize in the Crown Australian Poker Championship speed poker event.
Most recently, John 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."
As of 2006, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,300,000.
Official Site - JohnJuanda.com