"Nanonoko" Takes Down the Biggest Score of His Career

Published on November 27th, 2011 3:45 pm EST

The King signaling the APPT victoryPopular "Team Pokerstars Online" player Randy Lew, aka "Nanonoko", took down the first major "live" tournament of his career earlier today after winning the Pokerstars.net APPT Macau main event.

Lew actually entered today's final table as the short stack - he had just 750k chips to Kai Yat Fam's 4.5 million when the final day of play got underway. Lew was able to patiently grind away and eventually secure the victory.

For his victory, "Nanonoko" will take home HKD 3,772,000, which translates into roughly $483,000 USD. Prior to the APPT Macau main event, Lew's biggest cash had come at the 2011 Aussie Millions main event, where he ended up finishing 10th for $98,902.

The final hand of the APPT Macau main event came when Lew and Jimmy Pan got all-in after a flop of Qh-10s-8s. Pan had flopped top pair with a King kicker, but "Nanonoko" had managed to flop two pair, Queens and 10s. Pan was looking for a King on the turn or river, but luck wasn't on his side and he ended up being eliminated in second place for HKD 2,367,000.


Lew first gained notoriety after achieving "Supernova Elite" status on Pokerstars in both 2008 and 2009. "Nanonoko" doesn't put in the same amount of volume that he did back in those days, when we would routinely average nearly 200k hands per month on the site.

Lew parlayed his many hours on Pokerstars into a spot on "Team Pokerstars Online". Is a promotion to "Team Pokerstars Pro" now in his future?


Randy "Nanonoko" Lew is regarded as being one of the friendliest players on the tournament circuit, so many of his fellow players took to Twitter to express their happiness over his victory.


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