Japan's Masa Kagawa is a regular in the largest buy-in poker events in the world. Finishing in the money today would be the largest score of Kagawa's career, topping the A$250,000 he won for taking third in the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge back in 2007.
Another notable score on his resumé came back in 2008 when Kagawa took seventh in the £20,000 High Roller at the European Poker Championships in London. There he won £86,000 for his finish.
In total, Kagawa has $654,732 in lifetime tournament winnings. He plays with fierce aggression and isn't afraid to mix things up in the game. One thing is for sure, Kagawa will not be timid when it comes to knocking heads with the other players at the table. He'll enter the day fifth overall in chips with 1.076 million.