John Falconer (poker player)

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John Falconer
Nickname(s) Burnley John
Residence Burnley, England
Born c. 1955 (age 61–62)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 2
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
235th, 2005
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 2

"Burnley" John Falconer (born c. 1955)[1] is a British professional poker player. His poker career peaked in 2005 with an Irish Open title and a number of cash finishes.[2]


In October 2004, Falconer finished runner-up to John Shipley in the European Poker Tour (EPT) first season London event, winning £117,000. He finished on the television bubble for the EPT Dublin event later the same month.

In March 2005, Falconer won the PaddyPowerPoker Irish Poker Open event, defeating Alan Betson to take home the €146,000 first prize. Later the same month, Falconer made the semi-finals of the World Heads-Up Poker Championship, losing to Simon Nowab.

Falconer also finished in the money of the 2005 World Series of Poker $10,000 no limit hold'em main event.

In October 2005, Falconer finished second to Phil "The Unabomber" Laak in his heat of the William Hill Poker Grand Prix, qualifying him for the semi-final where he finished fifth.

His last cash is from the 4th of March 2008. As for June 2015 his total amount of cash is more than $620,000.[3]


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