3th Jul 1985
“Nanonoko” was a champion video gamer before turning his attention to poker. He quickly made a name for himself as an “uber-grinder”, who could make money by playing scores of tables at relatively low stakes. In November 2009 he passed the $1 million mark in cash game earnings – an extraordinary achievement for a player playing no higher than $5-$10, 24-tabling six-max NLH cash games. In 2012 he set a world record for playing 23,493 hands online in just eight hours and turning a profit.
His live tournament breakthrough came in 2011 when he won the APPT Macau for $483,857 and then final-tabled the PCA High Roller a few months later for $108,780. He cashed five times in the WSOP 2012.