John Phan

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John Phan
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Nickname(s) The Razor
Residence Stockton, California
Born (1974-10-10) October 10, 1974 (age 42)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 16
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
149th, 2012
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 4
Money finish(es) 11
Information accurate as of 20 July 2009.

Bon "John" Phan (born October 10, 1974 in Da Nang, Vietnam) is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player based in Stockton, California who is a two time World Series of Poker bracelet winner[1] and is a winner and four time final tablist of World Poker Tour Championships.

World Series of Poker[edit]

Phan has made numerous World Series of Poker (WSOP) money finishes, including the final table of the $5,000 Seven-card stud event in 2005, finished fourth and outlasted both professional poker players Dave Colclough and Rob Hollink.[1]

At the 2006 WSOP, Phan finished second in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event when his Q 5 failed to improve against Jon Friedberg's A 7 on a board of 10 9 3 2 7. Phan earned $289,389 for his runner-up finish the next year at the 2007 World Series of Poker Phan was runner-up to Francois Safieddine in the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em event, earning $330,846 but it was not until the 2008 World Series of Poker that Phan won his first bracelet after winning the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em event, earning $434,789 and then he won his second bracelet the same year, this time in the $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw event, earning $151,896. Phan cashed for a total of $608,464 at the 2008 WSOP.[2]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Event Prize Money
2008 $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em $434,789
2008 $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw $151,896

World Poker Tour[edit]

Phan cashed nine times on the World Poker Tour (WPT) making the final table in three of them, one was at the $25,000 WPT Championship of season 3, receiving $518,920 for finishing in fourth place above Hollink, Phil Ivey, Joe Beevers, Chris Ferguson and Juha Helppi.[1] and the other was at the $9,600 No Limit Hold'em WPT season 6 event at the 2008 Bay 101 Shooting Stars where he finished 6th, earning $135,000.[1] In July 2008, Phan made another WPT final table finishing in fifth place at the Bellagio Cup IV, earning $193,915[3]

On the WPT seventh season, Phan won his first WPT title after defeating well known online player Amit “Amak316″ Makhija during heads-up play, winning the WPT bracelet and over $1.1 million at the Legends of Poker held at The Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California.

Other poker events[edit]

John Phan at Nicky Hilton's poker tournament[4]

Phan won two events at The Fifth Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open in 2004, the $500 Limit Hold'em event, earning $160,965 and $500 Pot Limit Hold'em event, earning $85,257 also cashing three other times at that same event. He later won the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em event at the Festa al Lago II in 2004, earning $189,900. He won the $2,425 No Limit Hold'em event at the 2005 L.A. Poker Classic, earning $300,578 and was runner-up to Marcel Luske in the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em event at the Fourth Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic in 2006, earning $179,195.[1]

As of January 29, 2014, his total live tournament winnings amount to $5,493,415.[5] His 16 cashes as the WSOP account for $1,346,839 of those winnings.[6]

He was the Cardplayer Magazine 2008 Player of the Year with 6,704 points as well as 2008 Bluff Magazine Player of the Year.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Butt, Robert. "Bon John Phan - Results". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  2. ^ 2008 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Standings[permanent dead link], worldseriesofpoker.com
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Julio (2008-07-18). "WPT: Michael "SirWatts" Watson Wins the Bellagio Cup IV". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Nicky Hilton Host New Year's Eve Pure Nightclub Poker Tournament". lasvegasvegas.com. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  5. ^ Butt, Robert. "Bon John Phan - Stats". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  6. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings Archived 2009-10-30 at the Wayback Machine., worldseriesofpoker.com