Naoya Kihara Wins World Series of Poker in Vegas

Naoya Kihara won the 2012 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Thursday, making him the first Japanese to win the title, according to the WSOP website.

Kihara, 30, collected $512,029, or about ¥41 million, in prize money and was awarded the WSOP gold bracelet. A total of 419 players from more than 25 countries participated in the competition, the website said.

It was the Tokyo resident’s second time at the contest, which is the largest poker tournament in the world. Kihara was not immediately available for comment.

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