Name: Joni Jouhkimainen
partypoker screen name: JJouhki
Most mortals would shudder at the thought of taking up a seat at a high-stakes PLO game alongside pokering gods such as Jens Kyllönen, Ilari Sahamies and Juha Helppi. Joni Jouhkimainen isn’t most mortals. At the tender age of 18, the fresh-faced Fin did not hesitate in joining the action and mixing it with poker giants. The frenetic action which followed proved to be a formative experience in his development as a poker player.
Since then, the 26 year-old has skilfully combined his inherent confidence with a highly analytical approach to the game, producing truly enviable results in every facet of poker. Most notably, he took down three successive tournaments in his native Helsinki, amassing more than €100,000 in the process.
Joni’s success is showing no signs of waning. Representing partypoker for the first time, the intrepid Fin recently skipped across the icy fjords to claim 4th place (€70,000) at the Norwegian Poker Championships.
Whether it’s a golf club or a hockey stick in his hand, a PLO Cash game or a NL tournament table, this super-versatile Fin is a true tour de force!
Scroll down for our Q&A with Joni or check out his poker stats here
What is your best game?
My best game at the moment is PLO-cash.
Do you prefer live or online games?
I prefer live games
What would you say the highlight of your poker career has been?
3rd place in the EPT Barcelona Main Event for €404,050.
What is your top poker tip?
Have patience with a shortstack.
What else are you known for?
I’m notoriously tough to beat at golf - just ask fellow poker pros!
If you could play a game of poker with anyone, who would it be?
Hmmm probably Daniel Negreanu.