Poker Players That Put Malaysia On The Map

3. Richard Yong

Yong is Malaysia’s at the top of Malaysia’s all time money list as of 2018. He won his biggest tournament in the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge beating poker pros Eric Seidel and Scott Seiver in the final table. His tournament career earnings to date is in excess of $11million. Yong is also a familiar face at the Triton Poker cash games locking horns with poker greats such as Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan and Daniel Negreanu to name a few.


2. Mervin Chan

Chan made his mark in 2013 becoming the first Malaysian to win the Aussie Million main event! His triumph sent shockwaves back in Malaysia and many credits Chan for the boom of poker in the country. His total tournament earnings is at $1.6million.


1. Paul Phua

Perhaps the most well known poker player in Malaysia. Phua was a successful businessmen in his early life, running a VIP junket business in Macau which made him his fortune. Phua is currently placed 3rd in the money standings in Malaysia. He is notorious at the high stakes cash games tables around the world. He recently won the biggest hand in cash game poker history with over $2.6million in the pot against Tom Dwan. Phua is a legend in his own right back in East Malaysia and is truely a poker hero to Malaysians.

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