Chan came from Hong Kong and Phoenix in 1973 to Houston. At the age of 21, he abandoned his studies at the University of Houston and worked in hotel and restaurant management. Mid-1980s, Chan went to Las Vegas to earn as a professional poker player his money.
Chan won in 1987 and 1988 Main Event of the World Series of Poker 1989, he had just beaten Phil Hellmuth. Overall, he won ten tournaments of the World Series of Poker. So Chan was with Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth to 2007 record holder. Meanwhile, Phil Hellmuth sole record holder with 13 bracelets. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2002. So far there are only four players who called the Main Event, which have won $ 10,000 No Limit Texas Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker twice in a row, and only two of them are still alive. Among these four players is next to Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson and Stu Ungar and Johnny Chan.
In 1998, Johnny Chan starred in Rounders starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton himself, the film tells the story of a poker genius who had once won against Chan.
Bracelets World Series of Poker
Currently are its total revenue over $ 8,600,000 through official poker tournaments.