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Updated: April 25, 2024

From Pool to Poker- A Brief of John Hennigan

John Hennigan was born on August 10, 1970, and is nicknamed “Johnny World”.

Hennigan is an American professional poker player from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hennigan finished at the 19th position in the no-limit Texas hold ’em main event at the 1999 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

He won his first bracelet in April 2002. He made it to the final table of the WSOP $1,500 seven-card stud event.

He won his second WSOP bracelet in 2004 in the $5,000 limit hold’em event.

Hennigan made it to two final tables in World Poker Tours (WPT), finishing 4th in the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in 2002.

In 2002 Hennigan defeated Erik Seidel in a heads-up play and won the United States Poker

Championship’s $7,500 no-limit hold ’em main event. He earned a $216,000 prize.

He once again cashed in that very event in 2003, finishing 5th in the spot.

In 2018 Hennigan was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

As of 2018, his total Poker live tournament winnings exceed $8,100,000. His 35 cashouts at the WSOP, account for over $5,500,000 of those winnings.

Hennigan has made it to two of the World Poker Tour (WPT) final tables.

In 2002 he finished 4th in a Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Later in 2007, he bagged first in the Borgata Winter Open.

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