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Published: 27th May 2015 Written by Poker News
Updated: 11th December 2023

akira ohyamaAkira Ohyama, a Japanese poker pro has just been signed up as the latest Team 888poker ambassador to represent the brand in Asia.

Ohyama achievements in both online and live poker tournaments include $1.8 million in career earnings in just four years. He learned how to play poker while he completed his studies in the USA and returned to Japan to take up the game full time.

Team 888poker now consists of a solid line-up of ambassadors which include: Jackie Glazier, Nico Villa Lobos, Bruno Kawauti, Bruno Foster Politano and Sofia Lövgren.

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Akira Ohyama Team 888poker Ambassador

Akira Ohyama is one of the hardest working poker pros in Japan playing most live circuit events around Asia and online at his favorite online poker site 888poker.

He became a full time poker pro after graduating in the USA where he discovered the game while at college. When returning to Japan he decide to follow his passion for poker, within four years he had accumulated over $1.8 million in earnings.

Akira Ohyama now proudly wears his patch as the latest signed up member to Team 888poker.

“I am honored to become a part of Team 888poker and am excited to help poker and the 888 brand grow in my country. I will continue working hard both on and off the tables to play to the best of my ability and show results while representing my favorite site, 888poker.” – Akira Ohyama

Ohyama will be representing 888poker as an ambassador at major live poker tournaments in Asia and worldwide. His impressive tournament cashes proves he can deliver the goods most notably winning a WSOP Circuit event while in the US and last year finishing 2nd place in the ACOP KO Big Bounty tournament.

  • 2011 WSOP Circuit – Caesars Atlantic City (winner)
  • APPT 2014 Asia Championship of Poker – KO Big Bounty (runner up)

Akira Ohyama has also achieved some impressive results online at 888poker, his favorite online poker site. He has won the weekly 888poker Sunday Challenge tournament and several final table finishes in the Mega Deep and Mega Deep turbo tournaments.

888poker have chosen a great candidate to represent the brand in the growing Asian markets where poker is becoming a popular game.

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