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Meet Natural8’s Team Hot Member - Kannapong Thanarattrakul

Shane C

Sep 4, 2023

Meet Team Hot Member - Kannapong Thanarattrakul
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Natural8 has always been known for its commitment to excellence in the world of professional poker. Adding to our impressive roster of talented players is Kannapong Thanarattrakul, popularly known as "Kannapong Tent” and “Tent”. Join us as we delve into his journey in the poker world.

Kannapong Tent started his poker journey like many others, grinding through the ranks of local games and online platforms. His dedication and passion for the game quickly propelled him to prominence within the poker community, and eventually, Natural8.

Notable Achievements

Kannapong Tent’s poker journey began with a promising start in 2018 when he participated in the PPPoker Live - PPPoker Festival Taiwan in Taipei City. In the NT$ 10,000 + 1,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event #1, he displayed his skills and finished an impressive 4th, earning NT$ 253,500 (approximately $8,300).

In February 2019, less than a year’s time since he made his first Hendon Mob cash, Kannapong Tent made his first major breakthrough when he clinched the top spot in the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Tokyo Main Event. His victory in the ¥30,000 No Limit Hold'em event showcased his potential to compete and win at the highest levels. 

By 2022, Kannapong Tent seemed to have found his poker pace and went on to achieve many milestones within the year. In May, at the Triton Poker Series in Madrid, Kannapong secured a notable 4th place finish in the €30,000 No Limit Hold'em - 7-Handed event, earning €266,500 (approximately $277,050). This marked his first six-figure cash, a significant milestone in his poker journey.

He continued to impress on the international poker scene when he finished 3rd in the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Cyprus that happened a few months after Triton Madrid. His remarkable performance in the $50,000 No Limit Hold'em - 6-Handed event earned him a substantial cash prize of $646,500; his largest cash prize till today. 

While $646,500 remains his largest cash prize till now, it’s not his biggest win. In fact, his biggest win happened in September 2022, when he secured a remarkable 2nd place finish in the WSOP Online Main Event, taking home a staggering $2,094,885. This achievement marked his first seven-figure win and his first WSOP final table appearance, solidifying his status as a top-tier player on the global stage.

If you think that he would take a break from playing after winning such a substantial sum, then you are mistaken. In December 2022, Kannapong Tent journeyed to Prague for the European Poker Tour (EPT) series, where his successes continued in the €24,500 + €500 No Limit Hold'em Event #13. His exceptional performance led him to a remarkable 2nd-place finish and a €176,470 (equivalent to $186,285).

While he narrowly missed out on the top spot in Event #13, he soon made up for it later on in the same series at the € 10,300 No Limit Hold'em event. Competing against a formidable field of high-stakes poker professionals, he demonstrated his unmatched poker skills and strategic acumen and emerged as the victor. His 1st-place finish earned him a staggering €543,750 (approximately $577,775), marking another major milestone in his poker career. This victory showcased his ability to rise above adversity and emerge triumphant in highly competitive environments.

Kannapong Tent's journey of success extended into 2023 with a stellar performance at the APT Incheon in South Korea. He secured 1st place in the KRW 1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Hyper Turbo event, pocketing KRW 12,456,000 (approximately $9,455).

His rise through the poker ranks is evident in his impressive position on the Thailand All Time Money List. As of 4th September 2023, he had firmly established himself among Thailand's top poker players. With $2,845,830 in total live earnings, he’s now placed 2nd on the Hendon Mob’s Thailand All Time Money List. a testament to his consistent success.

Conclusion

Kannapong Tent's addition to Natural8's Team Hot is a testament to his poker prowess and dedication to the game. As he continues to shine on the felt, fans and poker enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing his journey as he climbs the ranks, accumulates more impressive cashes, and strives for victory on the international stage. Keep an eye on this rising star, as he is poised to make even greater waves in the world of professional poker.

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Image Source: The Asian Poker Tour