John Shipley

John Shipley (born 1960?) is an English professional poker player[1] from Solihull, West Midlands.

John Shipley
ResidenceSolihull, West Midlands
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)12
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
7th, 2002
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)2

Amongst his money finishes at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) are a 7th-place finish in the 2002 $10,000 no limit hold'em main event, where he earned $125,000. He had also finished in the money of the same event at the 2000 WSOP.

Following this, John was invited onto the Late Night Poker television series in its sixth season, but was unable to progress through his heat which featured Ken Lennaárd, Victoria Coren, Tony Bloom, Gary Jones, Dave Ulliott, and Ross Boatman.

In October 2004 he won 1st prize in the European Poker Tour (EPT) London event, taking home £200,000 ($359,479) in winnings.

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $820,000.

Shipley plays online poker at PokerStars under the alias "Sapphire1".


  1. ^ Rogers, Mark. 52 Greatest Moments World Series of Poker. Cornhole Book. p. 36. ISBN 9780978744694. Retrieved 31 October 2014.

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