Frequently Asked Questions


I use to go by the name “nano boy” referencing a skinny boy. “nanonoko” is an alias I created based on “nano boy” from my love for Japan as I tried my best to translate it (probably failing) to update the name.

Breaking it down:

Nano is a very small unit of measure.

“no” is simply a Japanese word that connects words kind of like a conjunction in English.

“ko” means child in Japanese.

Connecting all of it together and you get “nano-no-ko”

I started playing poker in 2003 during college and have been playing professionally ever since 2007.
I do not offer 1-on-1 coaching but I do make training strategy videos that are free to watch. Check out the “Strategy” page to start watching.
Some of my strategy videos are hosted by Poker School Online on their YouTube channel: PSOOfficial

Be sure to follow both of our YouTube channels to be up to date with all of my content. You can also visit the Strategy Page here for all of the videos.

I have a lot of private messages in my inbox that I decided to make a policy of not going responding through those private messages. If you want to get in touch with me, use the public posting page section like on facebook or talk to me in the comments section. Twitter is also another great way to get in touch with me.
I still live in my custom house built in California in the video “I AM NANONOKO”. I also do not play online poker while I’m in the USA. I relocated to Vancouver, Canada in order to continue pursuing my poker career. I travel back and forth between the USA and Canada.
I’m an American born Chinese!
It means that I have the honor of being an ambassador for PokerStars. You can find out all about the details of being a Team Pro Online member as well as how to become one here.
Yes I do! You can find me live streaming on twitch. The best way to find out when I’m live streaming is to follow to my channel and/or follow me on facebook or twitter.
Supernova Elite is the highest VIP status on PokerStars where you need to earn 1,000,000 VPPs in the calendar year. I’ve hit Supernova Elite in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012,  2013, and 2014. I did not hit Supernova Elite in 2011 due to taking time off from poker because of Black Friday. You can learn all about Supernova Elite here.
The monitors used in the short film “I AM NANONOKO” are two 30″ Dell 3008WFP monitors. I no longer use this set up now that I’m traveling so often. You can use any monitors that fit your poker needs so don’t feel like you need the same exact set up I use.
Yes you can play with me! I run home games regularly while I’m live streaming on twitch.tv/nanonoko . Sometimes you will even be showcased on my stream. There are times when I give away prizes too and it’s FREE to join the home game club.

To do s,: in the pokerstars client, click join a home game:

Club id#: 1984602

Invitation Code: nanonoko