John Racener



 

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John Racener is an American professional poker player who goes by the nickname “$JMONEY$” in the online poker world. John is 24 years old and is part of the November Nine final table in the 2010 World Series of Poker Championship Main Event in Las Vegas. His rise to fame in the poker world didn’t come from the final 9 2010 WSOP though, he has cashed in many online and live tourneys.

Let us start with some general information about John Racener. This player was born in 1985 in Dunedin Florida and is a self taught player. An interesting fact is that John Racener’s favorite player is Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, which is ironic considering that both players have made the November 9 final table.

John claims that HORSE is his favorite poker game, but I would imagine that he may have changed his mind now that he has made the final table for this prestigious No Limit Holdem tournament.

John Racener already has an impressive list of tournament wins. In fact, he has amassed over $1 million in online tournament earnings and cashed in quite a few live tournaments prior to his appearance at the World Series of Poker main event final table, so he is not an unknown player but any stretch of the imagination.

Racener was red hot in 2006 when the poker boom in the United States was just getting started. His first significant tournament result was at the 2006 $5k WSOP Circuit Atlantic City, placing 3rd and taking home $103,527.

 

Furthermore, 2007 was another great year in terms of results for John, coming in first place in the $5k WSOP Circuit Atlantic City event for $379,392. Also the same year he came in 8th place in the $10k Borgata Winter Open event, adding a further $166,161 to his bankroll.

In 2008, he placed 5th in the $2k NLHE Borgata Deep Stack Poker event for $89,125, and later the same year he placed 2nd in the $1,500 NLHE WSOP Circuit Tunica event, taking home $53,269.

Racener was not disappointed with his tournament wins to date and he continued to compete in major live tournaments in 2009 in search of another big score. He finished in the money in four different 2009 WSOP events and made one final table. Then he returned to Las Vegas in 2010 and as you know made the epic run in the $10k buy-in Main Event. John will have the fourth largest stack with about 19 million in chips, when play resumes on November 6, so he definitely likes his chances for taking down the Main Event.

John Racener now has a month to prepare for the final table. Despite the fact that this is his first World Series Of Poker Main Event final table, this player is respected by all players, because when she is sitting at the poker table she is a real professional with a solid poker game.

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