John Juanda was born in Indonesia and moved to the United States in 1990. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from Seattle University and was a high school track star.
He started playing poker in 1996 with a $100 bankroll, within 3 months he made more than $15K, but didn't move up stakes, until he won his first big tournament.
All though Juanda made some serious money online, he prefer to play live since he makes more money and feels that a lot of his edge comes from watching and observing other players. He has participated in the televised shows, Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. The Big game in "Bobby's Room" at the Bellagio in Vegas and nosebleed cash games in Macau.
Juanda is a member of Team Full Tilt and won more than $11 Million from Tournaments only.
Won the WSOP Europe Main Event in 2008, and owns 5 WSOP Bracelets.
Juanda is a great allround player and has played every discipline of poker Full Tilt has to offer.