Cliff Josephy

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Cliff Josephy
Cliff Josephy 2016.jpg
Cliff Josephy, 2016
Nickname(s) JohnnyBax
Residence Muttontown, New York
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 18
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
3rd, 2016
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 8

Cliff D. Josephy is an American professional poker player from Syosset, New York.

At the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP), Josephy won a bracelet in the $1,500 seven-card stud event, defeating fellow professional Kirill Gerasimov in the final heads-up confrontation. He has also finished in the money in several World Poker Tour (WPT) events. At the 2013 World Series of Poker, Josephy won the $3,000 No limit Hold'em Shootout to win his second bracelet.

Josephy has earned a level of success in live events that his real name is fairly well known, but he is still known by the screen name "JohnnyBax" on the Internet. At different times, he has been the number one ranked online poker tournament player on

Josephy works as a poker instructor for PokerXFactor website. Together with Eric Haber, he has produced numerous training videos featuring professional players as they play poker online.[1]

Josephy finished in 3rd place at the Main Event of the 2016 World Series of Poker for his largest tournament cash to date ($3,453,035).

As of 2016, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,050,000.[2]

World Series of Poker Bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2005 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud $192,150
2013 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout $299,486


  1. ^ PokerXFactor
  2. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results

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