John Hennigan or 'Johnny World' is an American poker pro with two WSOP bracelets to his name. Hennigan progressed from the pool table to the professional poker table.
John Hennigan Background
John Hennigan was born in Philadelphia and is the holder of 2 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. Although, John Hennigan seems to prefer live game poker action rather than tournaments, he is a World Poker Tour (WPT) winner. He is also known in the poker arena as 'Johnny World' or 'World'. It is believed that he earned this nickname due to the notion that he seems to be prepared to bet on anything in the world. In addition, this name could refer to his world class standard of play at poker. John Hennigan is believed to have made over $3 million in winnings at the poker table.
John Hennigan seems to prefer to keep away from the attention of the poker press and media and just get on with the game in hand. Hennigan today lives in Las Vegas.
From Pool to Poker
John Hennigan's gaming career began at the pool table where he played billiards professionally. Hennigan is not the only pool player to become a poker pro and he began to try his hand at poker when he did not have the chance to compete at a pool game. Following this, he began moving over more into the world of poker. It seems that here, he was able to make more money. As a former professional pool player, today, cash poker games appear to be his preference.
Although, Hennigan is perhaps less known than many of the other poker pros, he seems to be well thought of and considered to be a threat by other players in the field.
John Hennigan Career Highlights
In 2002, at the WSOP $2,000 H.O.R.S.E event, John Hennigan beat other contestants of a final table that included Phil Ivey and Men Nguyen. This win brought about his first WSOP bracelet and Hennigan came away with $117,320 in prize money from this event.
In 2002, John Hennigan came first in the no limit hold'em main event at the United States Poker Championship. At the final table, he beat Erik Seidel winning a large prize of $216,000.
In 2004, at the WSOP $5,000 Limit Holde'm event, John Hennigan beat other contestants of a final table that included David Chiu and James McManus. The prize money at this event was a massive $325,360 and of course he earned his second WSOP bracelet.
In 2007, John Hennigan became a World Poker Tour (WPT) winner. He came first in the Borgata Winter Open and won a prize of more than $1.6 million.
In 2008, John Hennigan came in first place at the World Series of Poker charity event Ante up for Africa. Winning the no limit Texas hold'em event, Hennigan earned a prize of over $100,000 which he generously donated back to the cause.