Wai Leong Chan

GPI Rank : 198
GPI Nat. Rank : 4
Total Earnings : $12,488,677
GPI Score : 1 078,37
First Cash : 2010-11-04
Last Updated on January 20, 2021

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
Mar 8 - 9, 2020 No Limit Short Deck Hold'em
1 $457,500


– General Information –

Wai Leong Chan is a poker professional from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He was born in 1986 and has over US$10 Million in Lifetime Poker Earnings, putting him in 3rd place on the Malaysia All-time Money list.

Chan plays poker since 2009 and focussed on online poker in the beginning, preferably playing Pot-limit Omaha. Since 2010 he also started to show results in live poker. Six years later he became a well-known face on the high stakes poker tournament circuit, playing for millions off dollars all around the globe.

The first notable score was in November 2016 from the Philippines where he finished 7th in the HK$ 490,000 + 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event for US$ 245,145. His HendonMob page then only shows a single result in 2017, which was a 5th place finish in the HK$ 960,000 + 40,000 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event for US$ 407,476.

Chan really started to gain grounds in 2018 and 2019, dominating fields in high roller tournaments in Asia, America and Europe.

– Key Career Dates –

  • 2016: First notable result finishing 7th in the HK$ 490,000 + 10,000 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series – Philippines, Paranaque City No Limit Hold’em Main Event for US$ 245,145
  • 2017: Finishing 5th in the HK$ 960,000 + 40,000 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series – Montenegro, Budva No Limit Hold’em – Main Event for US$ 407,476.
  • 2018: 4th in the HK$ 1,000,000 No Limit Hold’em – Triton Super High Roller Main Event for US$ 702,172
  • 2018: Runner-up in the HK$ 2,000,000 No Limit Hold’em – Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event for US$ 3,252,348
  • 2019: 9th in the TRITON £ 1,050,000 No Limit Hold’em – Triton Million for Charity for US$ 1,460,938
  • 2019: In the course of just a few days, Chan cashed three times at the partypoker MILLIONS World Bahamas, Nassau. He finished 2nd in the US$ 250,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller Bowl for US$ 2,677,500 and went on to win two tournaments in a row, the US$ 25,000 No Limit Short Deck Hold’em for US$ 205,000 and the US$ 25,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller Finale for US$ 380,000
  • 2020: In March 2020 Chan took down the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS US$ 25.000 Super High Roller Short Deck Event for US$ 457.500


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