John D'Agostino, an American professional player, was born on November 3, 1982 in Seymour, Connecticut but now lives in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey with his daughter Isabella. At one point of time, John D'Agostino was working in a donut shop. Little did his family and friends know that soon he would be making millions in professional poker. He initially attented the Central Connecticut State University and wanted to do his major in accounting.
While in college, he played online poker in some high-stake games. Circumstances changed and John D'Agostino dropped out of college in the Spring semester of 2003. Since he was already playing and winning in high-limit cash games online at the young age of 20, he decided to pursue his career in poker. John D'Agostino, at the age of 21, moved his game from his house and into Foxwoods, a casino close to his hometown.
Soon he started playing in big live games with his specialty being Limit Hold’em but in order to enter big tournaments, John D'Agostino learnt No-Limit. This young player who had very little live tournament experience was noticed as a good poker player when he secured fifth place in the World Poker Tour (WPT) No-Limit Hold’em Event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). This event was held on January 25, 2004 and John D'Agostino walked away with $99,450.
Few months later, there was a major breakthrough in his career when he played against the greatest poker player , Phil Ivey. Although he ranked second in the No-Limit Hold’em Main Event held at the Turning Stone Casino & Resort, John D'Agostino played remarkably well, winning $250,000 as prize money. Later that year, he was seen with a huge chip lead heading into the final table in the No-Limit Hold’em Main Event at the United States Poker Championship though he was soon eliminated. This championship was held at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, with John D'Agostino earning a handsome amount of $63,486 and finishing sixth.
John D'Agostino had another impressive win on December 16, 2004 as he secured a respectable fourth place finish in this Heads Up – Limit Hold’em Tournament held at the Bellagio bringing him $48,500. The following year was also good for John D'Agostino as he bagged $349,685 when he finished fourth in the World Poker Tour (WPT) No-Limit Hold’em Event at the Borgata Poker open Season 4. This young player nicknamed “Jdags” had an important win on February 1, 2006 and took home a staggering amount of cash amounting to $591,312 in Event 9 – WPT No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the Borgata Winter open. Two months later, he saw another win adding $43,935 to his bankroll in WPT No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the Five-Star World Poker Classic. His next big win came in October 2006, earning him $96,587, and he got ranked eighth in the WPT No-Limit Hold’em North American Poker Championship. Mid next year, John D'Agostino took home $28,818 as prize money in Event 10 WPT No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the Mirage Poker Showdown by finishing fourteenth.
Among professional poker players, John D'Agostino has great regards for John Juanda and Phil Ivey. He enjoys pasta and seafood while his favorite hangout is his own basement. Check out the highest limit cash games on Full Tilt to watch this player in action, whose sole ambition is to become the greatest poker player of all times.