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|Residence||Long Beach, California|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
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He has played professionally for over 20 years and is a long-time regular at high-stakes poker tables at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. He was a co-founder and a "resident pro" at the online poker site PokerBlue, before it closed down in March 2007.
He represented Japan in the inaugural Intercontinental Poker Championship. Nakano defeated Australian Tony G two out of three matches at the heads-up final table to take down the $350,000 first place money. In the final hand, Nakano's held up against Tony G's on a board of .
As of 2008, Nakano's live tournament winnings exceed $610,000.
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