Juanda grew up in Indonesia and moved in 1990 to Oklahoma, United States. In high school he was a good sprinter over 200 meters and endurance runners over 5000 meters. He received an MBA from Seattle University. During his studies he earned as a bible salesman something. He started his poker career in 1997 and currently lives in Los Angeles. In 2006 he appeared in the film All In - Poker Face and played with it yourself
Juanda won five WSOP Tournaments and won the 2001 Jack Binion World Poker Open.
In November 2005 he won $ 500,000 in Monte Carlo: He won the " Monte Carlo Millions Consolation tournament ," was sixth at the " Monte Carlo Millions Main Event " and was second in the FullTiltPoker.Net event.
Early October 2008, Juanda secured the title in the Main Event of the WSOP Europe in London. In the longest final table of the WSOP History ( 484 hands played ) he sat himself heads -up against Stanislav Alekhin from Russia by winning $ 1,537,013 converted.
Currently there are over its revenue at $ 15.4 million by official poker tournaments.
John Juanda was a member of " Team Full Tilt" at Full Tilt Poker.
In the years 2006 and 2007 he played with on High Stakes Poker and closed from a total profit.