September 19, 2022 Featured Articles, Poker Gossip, Poker News Lars Liedtke

Triton Co-Founder Ivan Leow Dies Sudden Death at 41

Ivan Leow has died from a suspected heart attack at the age of only 41 while attending the Triton Poker Cyprus series. News of the Triton co-founder’s demise was announced early Saturday morning followed by the cancellation of the remaining events.

Ivan Leow Dies from Suspected Heart Attack at Triton Cyprus

Ivan Leow’s business partners and long-time friends Paul Phua and Richard Yong tweeted the tragic news on the Triton Twitter account along with a personal statement.

“Ivan was a hugely popular member of the Triton family. He was warm, generous, and enormous fun both at the tables and off – a loyal friend to us all. He was also a fantastic poker player, with a lifelong passion for the game.


“Ivan was a very special person, who lived life to the full, was always smiling, and loved the game of poker. He will be sincerely missed by his family, friends, and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him.”


Ivan Leow the Elite Poker Player

Ivan Leow had become one of the world’s elite poker players over the last few years, building up his live tournament record to an impressive $13,147,664.

This amount places him third in Malaysia’s all-time list behind his friends Paul Phua and Richard Yong.

His record in the notoriously tough Triton events was stellar with two wins coming in Jeju and Sochi and a total of 12 final tables.

The largest prize of Ivan Leow’s career came in Northern Cyprus last year in the Super High Roller Bowl Europe for $2,460,000.


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Triton Cyprus Cancelled

Triton announced that the series would end immediately with the cancellation of the $100,000 buy-in short deck main event and the $50,000 short deck tournament that was paused overnight with only seven players remaining.

Ivan Leow will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The high roller community is close-knit due to the small number of players who can compete in such events and the Malaysian was universally popular.

Poker legend John Juanda’s condolence message read:

“Ivan was one of the smartest, funniest, kindest poker player I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was truly one of a kind. I’ll remember forever all the sweetest memories we’ve shared in and outside of poker: KL, Tokyo, and all the Triton stops. R.I.P. Ivan”

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