Osaka, Japan's Takahiro Nakai won the 2015 WSOP Event #57: $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em on a fourth day added to the event Wednesday. Nakai became the second ever Japanese WSOP bracelet winner, beating Mel Weiner heads-up on the extra day and ultimately a field of 2,497 entries to collect a $399,039 first-place prize.
Nakai, 36, had just made his WSOP debut last week, cashing in the Draftkings 50-50. Naoya Kihara became the first player from Japan to win a bracelet in 2012.
Final Table Results
|1||Takahiro Nakai||Osaka, Japan||$399,039|
|2||Mel Wiener||Los Angeles, CA||$248,034|
|3||Paul Vas Nunes||Guildford, UK||$175,559|
|4||Glenn Lafaye||Ridgefield, CT||$126,612|
|5||Jonas Lauck||Primstal, Germany||$92,453|
|6||Robert Piltz||St Jolious, Malta||$68,317|
|7||David Martinezcano||Madrid, Spain||$51,103|
|9||Barry Schultz||Cordova, TN||$29,619|