A month ago John Racener, 24, was awarded with $5.55 million dollars for his second-place finish in the the world's biggest and most important live tournament, the WSOP Main Event. Now, he's risking to spend a year behind bars. On Saturday night, John Racener was arrested for drunk driving in his hometown Tampa in Florida. He was released the following day, after paying the bail of $1,000, bu[...] Read more » 2010 WSOP runner-up risk to spend time behind bars
Joined: Dec '10
Location: United States
Age: 32 (M)
This is very sad to see. He seemed like a very laid back collected young man. Reguardless of the bad beat he put on with the AQ he's a very talented young player. Keep in mind it's not just about skill in the M.E. guys, you have to get lucky as well. Let's be mature about this and understand that he obviously has flaws, possibly a drinking problem. Lets not judge before we understand we have self-issues that hold us back as well. I wish him and his family the best of luck and hopefully the sentencing he recieves will help him think more cautiously in the future.
Joined: Oct '10
Age: 51 (F)
Drunk driving is a big risk taking. I got hit by a car myself, not drunkdriving, but a reminder for how risky it is. And we know very well that drinking and driving makes you a bad driver! Put him in jail, no bail.
Joined: Jun '10
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 43 (M)
hes now been arressted for a 3rd time for drink driving,him finishing 2nd in the wsop has gone to his head i think,probably thinks hes got the money now so no need 2worry,hell get a top lawyer but its idiots like this that deserve to go to the jail for it being his 3rd time especially when he could have a chauffeur ffs,it wouldnt have been so minor if he hit s1 while drink-driving,maybe he needs a jail sentence to make sure he doesnt do it again and i dont like seeing any1 going to jail!
------------ i just noticed that he made the final table last week in the wpt diamond classic that esfandiari won,he was probably out celebrating,lol!
Joined: Jan '09
Age: 39 (M)
whats trollish??? please speak in english. hehehe im not a punk I just dont have anything to do, just using my spare time for points and it wont hurt if i try to bunch some ppoints maybe a year I can have some profit lol
Joined: Oct '07
Age: 41 (M)
It's idiots like him that give poker a bad name. He should be excluded from all official poker-games for life... Only reason I could think of that he shouldn't; is that he probably ends up as a drunk. And people whith alcohol-issues are usually easy to clean out at the tables.