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First Japanese Poker Player to Win World Series of Poker Bracelet: Naoya Kihara

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jun/21/2012
First Japanese Poker Player to Win World Series of Poker Bracelet:  Naoya Kihara

Naoya Kihara has become the first Japanese poker player to win a World Series of Poker bracelet.

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Kihara won the $5,000 buy-in Six-Handed Pot-Limit Hold’em championship and the $512,029 that came with it. 

This is the 30-year-old professional’s second time to cash in a WSOP event and the second year he has traveled from Tokyo to Las Vegas to play at the World Series of Poker. 

Kihara plays mostly online but has won $23,600 finishing 64th at the LA Poker Classic in 2010.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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