I started playing tournaments in 1996 and won the World Poker Open Championship in 2001. The following year, I won my first WSOP bracelet (in the Ace to Five Triple Draw Lowball event), and then won two more WSOP events in 2003.
In 2002, I was named Tournament Champion of the Year, and was the 2001 and 2002 Runner-Up for Card Player's Tournament Player of the Year. I also have three Best All-Around Player awards.
I 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, I 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."
John is originally from Indonesia but is now based in California.