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Ivan Leow Wins 2018 Triton Poker Sochi ₽6,000,000 Super High Roller

Malaysian Captures His Second High Roller Title In Two Week Span, Winning $1,080,000 USD


Ivan Leow is a super high roller star on the rise. The Malaysian won his first live tournament title in the Triton Poker High Roller Series Jeju $500,000 HKD No-Limit Hold’em short deck event in late July for over $1.1 million USD. Just two weeks later he found himself in the winner’s circle yet again, defeating a field of 29 entries to win the Triton Poker High Roller Series Sochi ₽6,000,000 ($94,769 USD) no-limit hold’em event for ₽72,000,000 ($1,080,000 USD).

Before the start of 2018 the 36-year-old had only cashed in two events, with earnings of just over $60,000. Leow now has lifetime live tournament earnings of $3,162,172. In addition to the money, Leow was also awarded 306 Card Player Player of the Year points for title run. With five final table finishes and two titles in small-field super high roller events, he is now sitting just outside of the top 100 in the overall POY race standings.

The top four finishers made the money in this event. Leow sent German Dietrich Fast to the rail on the bubble to ensure that the remaining four players all cashed for at least $270,000 USD. That first payout was awarded to Manig Loeser, who flopped middle pair and a flush draw against the top pair of Leow. Loeser got all-in on the turn and failed to come from behind, hitting the rail in fourth place.

Leow took a massive lead after that hand. Abraham Passat was able to chip up a bit himself, but Leow sent Wai Leong Chan to the rail in third place ($450,000 USD) to take a solid lead into heads-up play.

Passet ultimately got all-in on a JHeart Suit4Heart Suit4Diamond Suit board, check-raising for the last of his stack with the 6Heart Suit2Heart Suit. Leow held the JDiamond Suit5Spade Suit and made the call. The turn was the 2Diamond Suit and the river the QClub Suit, securing the pot and the title for Leow. Passet took home $705,600 USD as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Ivan Leow $1,080,000 306
2 Abraham Passet $705,600 255
3 Chan Wai Leong $450,000 204
4 Manig Loeser $270,000 153

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