PokerStars Team Online Takes on Two New Players
September 24, 2012
The PokerStars Team Online roster has expanded to include two new online poker players. Naoya “nkeyno” Kihara and Caio “pessagno” Pessagno have joined the PokerStars online team. These two will be participating in live and online poker events while representing the PokerStars brand.
Kihara is the first Japanese poker player to score a WSOP bracelet after winning the $5K 6-handed LO event and more than $500K in winnings. He plans on attending the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure next January and can be found online at PokerStars as well in the meantime. Kihara stated, “I want to be a top poker pro who every poker player knows and can be proud of. To be a member of Team Online is a really big step.”
And Pessagno has an impressive background in poker himself. He’s been playing for years at PokerStars mainly playing tournaments at the mid- and high-stake level. He’s amassed more than $1.8 million in cash outs from PokerStars and plans to play online and live as well. His next live appearances will be at the Latin American Poker Tour and the the Brazilian Series of Poker, as well as the PCA. He says of his new venture, “Being part of this team is a dream for any professional player, and for me this is the beginning of a new stage in my life. I sacrificed a lot to be here, and I feel very accomplished to have followed this path.”