Naoya Kihara is rarely seen without a smile on his face. The jovial member of PokerStars Team Online, who became Japan's first WSOP bracelet winner in 2015 is in the field today and has started strongly.
In this hand Gabor Adam opened to 350 in early position, and picked up four callers. Kihara was seated in the big blind and three-bet to 2,500. Adam muttered something under his breath and folded, followed in turn by each of the four callers. Kihara smiled and double-checked his cards, before exposing the and raking in the pot.
Kihara is up to 40,000 in chips shortly before the first break of the day.