John Tabatabai journey from chess tours to poker tournaments.

John Tabatabai is a Welsh professional poker player lives in London, GB. He had born in (Lisvane) Cardiff, GB.

He did his schooling there since he took interest in playing poker. But at the initial he lost a lot but after that he took it seriously and gathered information about poker from books and online gaming. He is a law Graduate from University of Reading. He started his poker career in Sep, 2007 in WSOP Europe, London. He made the real breakout in his first attempt when he finished the final table at second and won the cash of $1,148,130. This was his best live cash. On Oct, 2007 he finished at 1st in, U.K. open IV, Maidstone.

John is known as a strategic aggressive poker player who played with strategies. And he proved his abilities in last few years at a variety of tournaments. On Feb, 2008 in All Africa poker tournament, Swaziland, he finished at first place with $148,925.  Then on April he visited EPT Grand finale, Monte Carlo where he finished at 24th place with $2,817. Then on June 2008, in Bellagio Weekly Tournaments in Las Vegas he finished at 9th place with $2,215. In the same time he visited 39th WSOP Las Vegas where he got 51st position for $11,681. Then on June 2009, in Aussie Millions poker Championship, Melbourne he finished the final table at first and won the first prize of $711,037.

On Sep, 2010 he again visited WSOP, Europe, and London and got 7th position for $26,716. On Feb 2011 he travelled to WPT, Venice where he finished at 14th position for $18,443. On Oct, 2012 he visited\ WSOP, Europe Cannes and he got the first prize of $37,574.John is also a well-known chess player signing in European and WPT chess Championship. He last played on Jan 2013, Belfair poker live London 2013, London where he again finished at first place for $38,288. His total live earning is $1,565,262 with 1440 POY points. He achieved 5th rank in Wales all time money list. Along with this john is focusing now-a-days on Belfair at WSOP.