Iori Yogo wins the inaugural Okinawa Poker Cup

The Okinawa Cup is an accredited APT event, and saw for its first edition 202 entries, with 67 registering (or re- entering) on day 1a, 62 on day 1b, and 73 on day 1c.

PAtrick Antonius

Patrick Antonius showed up at the event

The prize pool was entirely comprised of APT Philippines packages of differing values, with POY points earned for final placings. The event was sponsored by the Asian Poker Tour, and Okinawa Poker Association.

 Heads up play brought an exciting match up for the crowd, as APT regulars, Iori Yogo, and Kimura Lee, went up against each other for victory. The total number of paid players in this event was standing at 18, but the biggest prize eventually went to Iori Yogo, who took home the biggest APT Philippines package for his win. He also collected 306 precious POY points

Iori for the win

Iori Yogo

Talking with Somuchpoker about the event, APT Executive Tournament Director, Lloyd Fontillas said "Players from all over Japan came to support this event and it was great to be the one acting as TD for the very first Okinawa Poker Cup. I say first because due to huge success of the event it won't be the last one"

Iori Dealing

Not time to celebrate for Iori Yogo: Shortly after his win, he helped out by dealing  a side event

Side Events Okinawa

A lot of fun in the side events

Credit Photo: Lloyd Fontillas


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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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