Tamon Nakamura

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GPI Rank : 1615
GPI Nat. Rank : 17
Total Earnings : $1,285,379
GPI Score : 1 316,25
First Cash : 2016-07-28
Last Updated on May 7, 2024

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
Jan 14, 2024 11-Game Mix - Rematch
2 u20a91,420,000


Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Tamon Nakamura quickly propelled his live tournament poker career following his first cash in July 28, 2016 at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour held in Manila, Philippines. It took nearly two years for Nakamura to record a succeeding cash but impressively secured a title not long after at the April 2018 APPT Incheon, Korea for KRW 26,890,000 (~US$ 25,110). 

Throughout the next four years, the international circuit has paved to be a profitable playground for the Japanese pro having racked up 13 cashes in the World Series of Poker festivals, amounting to a total of $71,041. However, Nakamura is yet to secure a coveted bracelet with his closest finish recorded last November 2021 for coming in 9th place at the 52nd WSOP Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8-Handed in Las Vegas, USA.


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With the live tournament scene back in action, Nakamura’s poker career broke out in March 2022, claiming two six-figure wins at PokerGO Tour’s U.S. Poker Open. A favorable week for the 35 year old Japanese, Nakamura initially booked Event #4: $10,000 Big Bet Mix for $169,600 after coming in 14th in the series’ first event. Two days later, Nakamura went on to take down Event #6: $15,000 8-Game Mix for a generous $239,700 beating sixteen-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth in heads up battle along the way.

The two victories pushed Nakamura’s rank in the GPI Japan All-Time Money List to 10th place with his biggest cash up to $239,700 from his prior more modest $76,270 achievement at the 2019 Los Angeles Poker Classic. To date, Nakamura’s total live earnings amount to $833,217 according to The Hendon Mob, having just doubled in value from his latest results.

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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