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Kannapong Thanarattrakul

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Bangkok,
GPI Rank : 181
GPI Nat. Rank : 2
Total Earnings : $5,244,050
GPI Score : 2 413,55
First Cash : 2018-09-13
Last Updated on May 4, 2024

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
May 1, 2024 No Limit Hold'em - Hyper Turbo Double Stack (Event #53)
Jeju
7 u20a91,750,000

Profile

Kannapong Thanarattrakul is a Thai professional poker player. As of date, he ranks 2nd at the Thailand All-Time Money List and 479th at the GPI ranking.

Thanarattrakul first appeared on the radar in September 2018 when he finished 4th in the Main Event of the PPPoker Live tournament in Taipei City, earning him $8,300. He spent the following year making the rounds in the Asia-Pacific region and in Prague to hone his skills in poker tournaments. He cashed in eight tournaments for the year with a total winnings of $49,519.

Just before the lockdowns of 2020, Thanarattrakul managed to win $37,659 for finishing 3rd at the Main Event of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) in Taipei, setting a personal record for himself.

Thanarattrakul also found some success in online poker in midst of the pandemic. In August 2021, he set another personal record after winning $59,394 for finishing 36th at the Main Event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online 2021 at GGPoker.

But 2022 was yet to be his breakout year.

The return of live poker saw the Thai pro scoring huge in the Triton Poker Series in Madrid Spain. In May 2022, he finished 4th at the circuit’s 7-handed No Limit Hold’em event for $277,050, over quadruple his best live cash at that point.

Several months thereafter, Thanarattrakul made splashes again in the Triton Poker circuit, this time in the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Kyrenia, Cyprus. He cashed in three events with the largest being for a whopping $646,500 after placing3rd in a 6-handed No Limit Hold’em event. The huge score stands as his best live cash.

Yet, that win hardly compares to what he achieved in the Main Event of WSOP Online 2022 at GGPoker. Although he had to settle for 2nd place and miss out on a bracelet, Thanarattrakul scored $2,094,885 – a single payday that equals his accumulated live tournament earnings to date.

Not done for the year, Thanarattrakul closed out strongly with a 1st and 2nd place finish the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Prague for a total win of $764,060.

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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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