Akira “Clutch_Hero” Ohyama Wins Double 888poker Sunday MajorsJuly 5, 2017 10:00 am
Not content to win a single tournament in one night, Japanese Pro Akira “Clutch_Hero” Ohyama instead scooped a couple of major online poker titles while playing on 888poker last Sunday. Furthermore, he accomplished the remarkable feat simultaneously for a combined payout of $24,802.
The first tournament he entered was the $109 buy-in $20k Sunday Lightning 6-Max, which attracted 167 competitors to bump the guaranteed prize pool up to $24,600. Eight hours and 19 minutes later, and Ohyama polished off his final opponent to claim the event’s $5,904 first-place prize.
Meanwhile, Ohyama had also entered the $320 buy-in $80k Baby Whale, which drew 203 players to create a prize pool worth $87,900. At the end of eight hours and 36 minutes of play, Ohyama subsequently triumphed over the field to claim $18,898.50 in prize money.
Akira Ohyama took up the game back in 2009 while living in the United States, and it didn’t take him long to taste success after turning his initial $50 online deposit into a $20,000 bankroll. At the time, Ohyama was specializing in playing mostly SnGs and heads-up cash games, but after Black Friday, Ohyama decided to move back to his native Japan.
In May 2015, Ohyama was then recruited to represent 888poker as a brand Ambassador, and despite since parting company, he has continued to frequent the site and carry on his winning ways. As a result, Ohyama now boasts over $2 million in online earnings, as well as a further $172,688 playing live events.
According to the Hendon Mob, Ohyama’s very first live score was a victory at the 2011 WSOPC Caesars Atlantic City for $29,843, and only last year he then recorded his biggest live payout to date following a 7th place finish at the HK$ 25,000 No Limit Hold’em – ACOP Warm-Up for HK$ 248,500 (US$32,042).