Early evening of Saturday, September 17, Triton Poker announced the passing of one of Malaysia’s most beloved and respected poker players, Ivan Leow. According to the post, Leow died at a prime age of 41 due to natural causes. Leow has been active around the Triton circuit since its inception, winning multiple titles from around the world time and time again.
It was only last Aug 2021 where he claimed his career-best of $2.46 million after a runner-up finish in the Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event. Just two months ago, Leow took down the first event of the inaugural Poker Dream festival at his home country, Malaysia and reached three other final tables.
His presence at the table will be sorely missed by all.
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“From Paul & Richard, It is with great sadness we announce that our dear friend, partner, supporter and founding Triton member, Ivan Leow, 41, passed away this morning of natural causes.”, posted Triton on Twitter.
“He made 12 Final Tables on the Triton Series and famously won two Triton titles in Jeju & Sochi in 2018. It immediately made him one of the best known and best loved poker players in his native Malaysia, and far beyond.”
Together with the unfortunate news, Triton has announced the cancellation of all remaining events of the ongoing Triton Series at Northern Cyprus “to mourn his passing together.”
Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.
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