John Spadavecchia

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John Spadavecchia
Residence Lighthouse Point, Florida
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 26
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
3rd, 1994
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 4
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 2
Information accurate as of 04-23-2011.

John Spadavecchia is an American professional poker player from Lighthouse Point, Florida.

Spadavecchia has been a regular on the poker tournament circuit since the 1980s, with his first finish in the money of a World Series of Poker (WSOP) event coming in the 1988 World Series of Poker in the $10,000 no limit Texas hold 'em main event where he finished 28th, earning him $8,750.

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1991 $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw $58,500

Poker career[edit]

Spadavecchia has cashed in a total of three World Series of Poker main events, the first coming in 1988. The second cash was in 1994 where he made the final table, placing third, earning him $294,000. The third came in 2007 where he placed 60th, earning him $154,194.

He has cashed in the WSOP events more than two dozen times. Spadavecchia won his bracelet in the 1991 WSOP, defeating three-time bracelet winner Dewey Tomko, to win the title and $58,500 cash prize. He came close to winning a second bracelet in 1995 in the $2,500 Seven Card Stud event, but lost to Dan Robison in the heads-up play.

He has cashed in the World Series of Poker Circuit Events a total of seven times, including two first-place finishes, for a total of $791,796. That figure puts him third on the all-time total WSOP circuit event earnings list.[1] His biggest career win came in the 2005/2006 WSOP Circuit Event - Caesars Palace no limit hold 'em $10,000 buy-in Championship. There he placed first, earning him $648,320. That win qualified him to play in the 2006 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions.

As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,500,000.[2] His 26 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,104,613 of those winnings.[3]


  1. ^ World Series of Poker Circuit Event,
  2. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results
  3. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings Archived 2009-08-09 at the Wayback Machine.,