Rising English Poker Star
John Eames is one of the games rising English poker stars. He is well known on the European Poker Tour with multiple six-figure scores and is on the doorstep of breaking through with his first major poker title.
|03-12-2013||£2,000 - EPT/UK & Ireland Poker Tour - No Limit Hold'em||1||£148,120|
|12-07-2011||€2,000 - EPT Prague - No Limit Hold'em||1||€136,235|
|02-21-2011||DKr35,000 - EPT Copenhagen Main Event - No Limit Hold'em||3||$257,011|
|10-28-2010||€2,000 - EPT Vienna - No Limit Hold'em||1||€172,320|
John Eames's Biography
John Eames did not grow up intending to become a poker pro. He was originally an aspiring snooker player and played professional until he was 19 years old. He was then introduced to the game of poker and made more money during the off-season than he did playing snooker professionally. After that, he stuck with poker.
John has been dominating the live and virtual felts for years. Known primarily as “johne147″ online, he has over $1.3 million in online tournament earnings. His largest single tournament cash came in 2012 when he took down the $215 Sunday SuperSonic, earning $48,671. While well known in the online arena, John is perhaps better known for his dominance in the live game.
John’s first major event cash in 2007 was the point he turned pro. He finished 19th in the Aruba Poker Classic and from that point is when he considered himself a pro. John continued to make numerous deep runs in events over the next couple of years but it was not until 2010 that he started to really come into his own as a player.
The 2010 EPT Vienna was where John earned his first six-figure score. He won a €2,000 NL preliminary event and $172,320 in prize money. The next month, he finished second in another €2,000 EPT preliminary event, this time at the EPT Barcelona. Later in the same event, he took down the €10,000 High Roller, earning a combined $206,000 for the two events.
The EPT continued to be good to John in 2011. He made his first EPT final table at the EPT Copenhagen where he finished 3rd and earned $257,011. During the summer of 2011, John had an impressive run at the 2011 World Series of Poker where he finished in the money five times and made his first final table in a $1,000 NL Event.
In 2013, John had another deep run in a €2,000 EPT event. This time, he won the €2,000 title at the EPT London. After the event, PokerStars dubbed the event the “John Eames Invitational.”
At present, John has $1.7 Million in live tournament earnings and sits 34th on England’s all-time money list. His has combined earnings of over $3 million. Now as a member of Team Ivey, he looks to secure his first major poker title. We have no doubt that will come sooner rather than later.