Yoshio Nakano

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Yoshio Nakano
Nickname(s) None
Residence Long Beach, California
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 7
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
14th, 2002
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 3

Yoshio (Yosh) Nakano is a professional poker player and entrepreneur who resides in Long Beach, California.

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 3 3 held up against Tony G's K 9 on a board of A A J 7 3.

As of 2008, Nakano's live tournament winnings exceed $610,000.[1]


  1. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results