Berry Johnston is one of the few players in the poker universe to have multiple World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelets to their credit. Johnston has won five WSOP bracelets. Additionally, he has 72 in the money (ITM) finishes at the WSOP.
Johnston was born on 25th September 1935 as Berry Enfield Johnston in Oklahoma, United States. He is most famous as the 1986 World Champion, for winning the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship for $570,000.
He shipped the 1986 WSOP Main Event (ME) apart from finishing third at the 1983 and 1985 events and fifth at the 1990 WSOP. Johnston has 10 WSOP ME cashes which is the highest by any player. More recently he finished 113th among the six thousand players at 2007 WSOP ME for $58,570. Johnston has at least 29 WSOP final table finishes.
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Johnston holds the record for the longest cashing streak at the WSOP. It includes cashing every year for 29 years straight from 1982–2010. He currently ranks fourth on the WSOP all-time cashes list. He still competes in high-stakes poker games.
In 2008 he played in the Poker After Dark series with his fellow WSOP ME champions Phil Hellmuth, Huck Seed, Chris Ferguson, and Jamie Gold. Johnny Chan won the tournament while Johnston finished fourth.
All the stats in this article are updated as of 31st March 2022!
Johnston was inducted into the Seniors Poker Hall of Fame in the early 1990s and in 2004 he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. In fact, Johnston was the only inductee in the 2004 class.
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