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John RacenerTampa, FL, United States
|United States All Time Money List||32nd|
|Florida, USA All Time Money List||3rd|
|All Time Money List Current Rank||45th|
|All Time Money List Best Rank||30th|
|Global Poker Index Ranking||530th|
|PocketFives Online Ranking||212th|
|Total Online Earnings||$1,218,917|
GPID: VJA 927
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Racener is 24 years old and will turn 25 in December.
Racener is pronounced “Race-ner.”
Racener was born in Dunedin, Florida.
Racener grew up in and now lives in Port Richey, FL. He graduated from Ridgewood High School.
Racener was involved in sports from an early age. He had ambitions of being an athlete. He played sports year around – including baseball, basketball, tennis, and soccer.
When he was about 20-years-old, Racener turned to poker to satisfy his competitive instincts.
Racener started out playing poker at an early age with family, including his mother and father. He enjoyed playing for fun with his family. Later, Racener was introduced to online poker by a close friend. He initially began with a $50 investment and turned his bankroll into $30,000 over a year’s time.
Racener is now a professional poker player. He has never held a regular, full-time job – other than playing poker.
Racener began playing in major tournaments around the country when he turned 21. A few days after his 21st birthday, he entered the WSOP Circuit Main Event championship at Harrah’s Atlantic City. The top three finishers made a deal and split up the money.
The following year, Racener won the WSOP Circuit Main Event championship at Harrah’s Atlantic City. First place paid $379,392.
Racener has $701,165 in combined WSOP and WSOP Circuit earnings – not counting his cash in the Main Event.
Racener had three cashes at this year’s WSOP. Prior to this tournament, his best finish was 21st place.
Racener has more live cashes than anyone at the final table, other than Michael Mizrachi.
Racener goes into the Main Event final table ranked fourth in chips out of nine players.
Bio: Nolan Dalla (July 2010)
Photo: Rob Gracie