The gambling king from Indonesia, managed to become the champion of poker gambling in the USA. And he returned home with billions of rupiah to open a free treatment. Can gambling be a promising profession ...?.
People who are not gambling experts may answer that they cannot, but this does not apply to John Juanda. A man from Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, who was once the world poker icon, said that gambling could be a profession if done professionally.
John Juanda in 2014, his name was once a warm talk, it was because of his achievements winning the World Series of Poker (WSOP). And pokernews.com said, John Juanda not only won the WSOP once, but had five times, namely in 2002, 2003, 2008, 2011 and finally 2014. From his achievements winning five times the WSOP, John received a total prize of USD 2,330,926 or around 28 billion in Indonesian currency.
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# At Seattle University, Study S2
In 1996, Jhon Juanda completed his master's education at Seattle University, United States. It was during his Masters degree that John spent his free time in poker gambling at casinos located not far from the Seattle University campus.
Then in 1999, John Juanda participated in his first WSOP championship, at that time he was ranked ninth and received a prize money of USD 1,500. Starting from there, this man born on July 8, 1971 decided to become a professional gambler.
John Juanda in the world of Poker is highly respected, even in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) which took place in England in 2008, and overnight he could get IDR 19 billion worth of money, an achievement that envied other professional gamblers.
# Avoid alcohol
Playing cards and poker games have made an impression on John Juanda's memory since childhood. Because, the first of four children often saw his father playing gambling.
Applied for goldsea.com, the thing he remembered the most was the habit of his father who always drank alcoholic beverages while gambling. As a result, the father often loses.
These bad memories make Juanda never drink alcohol while playing poker. Unique, even though it doesn't drink, the man who has the name 'JJ' keeps ordering drinks. The drink is then given to his opponent.
# Get to know Poker while in college
Jhon Juanda got to know poker when he traveled to America to continue his undergraduate education in 1990 on the plane, his peers introduced the game using the playing cards.
After completing his undergraduate education at Oklahoma State, he then continued his master's degree at Seattle University. After earning an MBA in 1996, Juanda chose poker as his livelihood.
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# Depart from professional tournaments
John Juanda has been recorded as starting a professional poker tournament since 1999. At that time, he listed his name at number nine in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament in America. In the tournament which he won five times, Juanda has the right to win USD 15,000.
And 4 months later, in the same tournament, John Juanda finished seventh and was entitled to the prize of USD 399,600. During the summer of 2000, Juanda made himself a rising star in a professional poker tournament when he managed to finish six times.
Then, at the US Poker Championship tournament in Atlantic City, he managed to finish second and was entitled to cash of USD 159 thousand. John Juanda acknowledged that if all his victories in poker tournaments throughout the world could not be separated from God's intervention.
Because of that, as a form of gratitude, he plans to provide free medical care to the public when he retires to play poker later. The plan, the money earned can help fellow human beings who need their help, especially about free treatment. Very inspiring, hopefully many are helped ...