Phachara Wongwichit

GPI Rank : 239
GPI Nat. Rank : 3
Total Earnings : $2,604,547
GPI Score : 2 267,78
First Cash : 2011-10-13
Last Updated on May 5, 2024

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
May 3 - 4, 2024 No Limit Hold'em - Double Stack (Event #63)
46 u20a91,780,000


Phachara Wongwichit is a professional poker player who hails from Merrimac, Thailand.

A young chess talent, Wongwichit pivoted to poker in 2011. His first payday from a live poker tournament came in the Gold Coast Championships in Australia where he finished 13th place for $3,180.

After settling for minimal success at the felt, the Thai pro found success on his return to Australian in January 2016. He fell just one spot short of the title in a No Limit Hold’em event of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship for $118,728, far and away his largest cash at the time. Months after, he clinched his first title at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) in Macau for $41,412.

The following year, Wongwichit scooped his first substantial score at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) circuit in Las Vegas, USA. He won $84,453 for finishing 4th at a shootout event of the circuit. In October of the same year, he won another title at the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) in Macau albeit for a smaller prize of $14,138.

Wongwichit went on a hot streak in 2018, cashing at 29 tournament events. In February, he won 2nd place at the APPT Macau Poker Cup and took home $113,162. In June, he returned to Las Vegas, USA for another crack at the WSOP circuit. This time, he finished much stronger 2nd for $204,728, his best live cash to date.

Wongwichit fared differently in 2019. He cashed 37 tournament events, although without any six-figure score. He did win four titles in various circuits that included the Japan Highroller Festival 6 in Taipei City, the APPT in Incheon, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) in Manila, and the World Poker Tour (WPT) in Phnom Penh.

With live poker shutting down due to the pandemic, Wongwichit turned his efforts to online poker in 2020 and 2021 where he did not enjoy as much success as he is accustomed to on the felt. When 2022 rolled around and live poker returned, however, he took down $106,089 for a 12th place finish in the Triton Poker Series in Madrid. Wongwichit opened 2023 with a 1st and 3rd place finished in the Poker Dream Malaysia 2023 for a combined total of $62,613.

Wongwichit currently ranks 3rd in Thailand’s all-time money list with total live earnings of $1,880,090.

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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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