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JOPT ends with Yuta Aikawa and Toshiya Ishikawa winning player contracts of $21,860 and $31,020 Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 25 May, 2021
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 25 May, 2021
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By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 25 May, 2021
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JOPT ends with Yuta Aikawa and Toshiya Ishikawa winning player contracts of $21,860 and $31,020


The recently concluded Japan Open Poker Tour(JOPT) witnessed a record-breaking 5,989 entries across all its events. The live series tour came to an end at Port Hall in Takeshiba, Tokyo earlier this month. 

There were two events, the JOPT Season 19 Grand Final and JOPT Season 20 combined together. The two events had been scheduled earlier but were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. JOPT even included two Main Events and 31 side events. The side events consisted of No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha, as well as mixed games such as H.O.R.S.E, Badugi / 2-7 Triple Draw Mix and more.

The main events needed the players to qualify through live satellites hosted across the country or through the online satellite qualifiers through GGPoker. Last month, GGPoker announced its sponsorship for the JOPT.

Season 19: Grand Final event saw Yuta Aikawa emerge victorious over the 396-entries field, taking home a player contract of $21,860. Toshiya Ishikawa topped a 507-entries field at the Season 20 Main Event, grabbed the largest prize of the series, a player contract worth $31,020.

At the side events, Kimura Keisuke won at the  the No Limit Hold’em (NLH) Megastack event on May 5th, while Shinobu-san won a player contract valued $7,960 at the Poker Players Championship. The nightly NLH Hypers event saw the youngest winner of the tournament in Hiroki, aged 20 years.

Real money prize pools for poker are illegal in the country of Japan. Hence, poker players compete to win player contract offers from the JOPT instead of cash prizes. The player contracts given by JOPT allow the winners to participate in international tournaments such as the World Series of Poker (WSOP)

The next JOPT series will be the Season 20: Grand Final event to be held from July 21st – 24th.

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