Motoyoshi Falcon Okamura

Motoyoshi Okamura
GPI Rank : 367
GPI Nat. Rank : 6
Total Earnings : $1,542,619
GPI Score : 2 084,84
First Cash : 2020-07-26
Last Updated on May 18, 2024

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
May 2, 2024 Pot Limit Omaha - Deep (Event #49)


Motoyoshi Okamura is a well-known poker player from Tokyo, Japan. The music producer is a relative newcomer, having first played at on-line events in 2020. In October 2021, Okamura made a maiden live-event appearance at the 52nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las, Vegas. Though crashing out early, a month later, the Japanese card player would make 4th and 2nd place finishes at the PokerGO Tour Aria High Roller Series 2021, Las Vegas for a combined cash of   $167,100. 

Motoyoshi Okamura wins WSOP bracelet

Motoyoshi Okamura would then have another go at the November edition of the 52nd WSOP taking home his first-ever bracelet at Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha. It also marked a career best score of $209,716 quickly pushing him up to 25th on Japan’s all-time money list and announcing his status as a player to watch. Not bad for a rookie.

2021 WSOP Asia deep runs: Motoyoshi Okamura wins Japan’s second gold; Runner up finish for Aditya Agarwal and Sejin Park, fifth for Mike Takayama

The following year in 2022, Okamura would leave his imprint on the felt with deep runs at the European Poker Tour (EPT), Asian Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila, and again at the PokerGO Tour Aria High Roller Series. The Japanese hot-hand would snatch first place finishes at the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Incheon and  World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime Taiwan. The year would end with a championship at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague, bagging the € 5,000 + 200 Pot Limit Omaha (Event #23) and another six-figure payday of $109,376.

Motoyoshi Okamura
Motoyoshi Okamura

Okamura would start 2023 with a bang, snatching a first place win at the KRW 5,000,000 No Limit Hold’em – THE ELITE EVENT of the Asia Series Poker Tour (ASPT) Incheon. A deep run at the EPT Paris in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Event would bulk up Okamura’s winnings by another top-cash of $115,627.  Another career cash would come in 2024, with a 4th place finish at the WPT Cambodia Championship and prize money of $157,858.

All these achievements have pushed Motoyoshi Okamura to number 12 in Japan’s All Time Money List. A scorching Tokyo Drift in his budding career.

*Profile by Mike 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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