Randy “Nanonoko” Lew moves to Canada

by Jeremy

Randy “Nanonoko” Lew is known as one of the best multi-tabling poker players in the world since he routinely plays 24 tables at once. This being said, he was able to reach PokerStars’ highest VIP level, Supernova Elite, four years in a row (2007-2010).

Unfortunately for Lew, it looks like this year will mark the end of his Supernova Elite status since PokerStars stopped accepting American players after the US Department of Justice cracked down on them. But while Lew may not reach Supernova Elite Status again, this hasn’t stopped him from moving to Vancouver so that he can continue his career.

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Lew released a YouTube video of himself playing on PokerStars, and also alerted his Facebook followers to the return as well. If you’d like to see the video, here is a look at Nanonoko’s return to online poker.

As Randy eluded to, the first game he jumped into was a 6-man Hyper-turbo SNG. Lew got the idea to play SNG’s from followers on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, and he loosely listened to their advice.

Interestingly enough, Lew said that he’d never played a hyper-turbo SNG before, so he didn’t have much of a strategy going into the game. An added bonus to watching Nanonoko play is that he gave commentary on all of the hands, which has been very helpful to those who’ve viewed the video.

One very notable hand was when Lew held 3s-4s on a board of 5h-Jh-5d, and he bet into the dry board in hopes of forcing everybody to fold. And just as Nanonoko had hoped for, everybody folded to his raise.