John Barch

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John Barch
Nickname(s) Tex
Residence McKinney, Texas
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 5
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
3rd, 2005
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 2
Information accurate as of 12 July 2009.

John Derick "Tex" Barch is a businessman and professional poker player from McKinney, Texas whose rise to fame came in the 2005 World Series of Poker. Barch made the final table at the Main Event, finishing third, behind Steve Dannenmann and eventual champion Joe Hachem.

Barch has been playing poker since 1993 and has cashed in fourteen other major tournaments besides the 2005 WSOP. His first cash in a World Series event came on April 27, 2004 in the $1,500 pot limit hold'em event. Barch finished in 16th place, earning $4,000.

At the 2010 World Series of Poker, Barch won his first bracelet, when he won the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event. He defeated a final table including previous WSOP bracelet winners Nenad Medic and Blair Rodman. Barch earned a $256,919 cash prize in addition to the bracelet.

He has a business degree from the University of Montana, and is married with three children.

As of 2010, his total career live tournament winnings exceed $2,945,000.[1] His five cashes at the WSOP account for $2,846,788 of those winnings.[2]


  1. ^ "John Barch - Stats". Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings Archived 2009-06-13 at the Wayback Machine.,

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