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Kaiya Shono

Kaiya Shono
Last Updated on June 27, 2024

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Japanese poker player Kaiya Shono may be a rookie, but he’s making headlines. Shono stood out in APT Taipei’s Main Event, which promised the largest-ever guarantee in APT history, leading Flight C by bagging the biggest stack (218,900). Shono was up against 280 entrants and made his way into the top ten. 

His Main Event run earned him NTD 111,000 (USD 3,517), his best live cash to date, but where he truly shone was in the Hyper Turbo High Roller Events. 

Shono placed 4th and 5th in the Hyper Turbo High Roller Events #47 and #28. He bagged NTD 108,000 (USD 3,422) for the former and NTD 71,000 (USD 2,245) for the latter.

Currently, Shono has USD 9,184 in total live cash earnings.

*Profile by Zoe Alcazaren

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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