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Japan's top pro,

Kosei Ichinose

$655,796

Total Live Earnings

$82,296

Best Live Cash

#12

Japan All Time Money List

Notable Live Achievements

Year Country Event Placing Cash
2018 Philippines APT Philippines - NLH Monster Stack (Event #13) 1st $13,175
2018 Philippines APT Philippines - High Rollers Single Day (Event #9) 1st $15,168
2018 Vietnam APT Vietnam - No Limit Hold'em (Event #5) 1st $31,793
2018 Macau APT Macau - High Rollers (Event #4) 1st $31,793
2018 Macau Poker King Cup - NLH King Size Stack (Event #10) 1st $43,027

Notable Natural8 Achievements

Year Event Placing Cash
2020 WPT Trophy #15: WPT Cambodia High Roller Championship 1st $82,531
2020 Bounty Hunters Main Event $210, $400K GTD 2nd $39,699
2020 BHS 337: PLO High Roller $2,100 2nd $31,628
2020 GGS 244: $88 Sunday Special 1st $21,265

About Kosei Ichinose

Kosei began playing poker as a profession more than 10 years ago. He has cashed more than $4 million in online tournaments. He is the first Japanese player to achieve SNE (Supernova Elite).

Kosei's first experience with poker began on March 2006 when he was studying abroad in Vancouver, Canada. It was by chance when his friend took him on a trip to a local casino that sparked his interest in the game of poker and the rest is history. Kosei became the first Japanese player to win FTOPS and TCOOP events as well as the highly coveted SNE honor.

While enjoying success on both virtual and live poker fields, Kosei excels in running deep in online tournaments. With his steadfast and strong winnings from the online scene, Kosei has his sights set on cashing in on more live events in Asia.

Apart from his profession of playing cards, Kosei loves to travel. As a restless soul, he is always seeking to experience new cultures. In fact, if Kosei wasn't a professional poker player, he would have pursued a profession in the travel industry or have even considered a career as a pilot. His favorite travel destinations are Seoul, Barcelona, and Las Vegas. Kosei later plans to retire in Vancouver, Canada.

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