Johnny Chan

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Johnny Chan

Johnny Chan (born in Guangzhou, China in 1957) is a poker player. He won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 1987 and 1988. He took second place at the 1989 World Series of Poker. He has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets.

Chan moved with his family in 1962 from Guangzhou to Hong Kong, then in 1968 to Phoenix, Arizona and later in 1973 to Houston, Texas. When he was 21, Chan dropped out of the University of Houston and moved to Las Vegas to become a professional gambler.