Malaysian pro Michael Soyza latest feature on I Am High Stakes Poker series

Started back in late 2018, the series I Am High Stakes Poker first made its debut episode on the Paul Phua Poker Youtube channel, showcasing the minds of the industry’s top players. Almost two years later, fifteen interviews have been uploaded on the channel with the likes of Jason Koon, Tom Dwan, Andrew Robl and many more. The latest addition to the impressive roster is none other than Malaysia’s Christopher Michael Soyza.


One of Asia’s strongest players, Soyza has accumulated over $8.3 million in total live earnings alone since he began taking the game professionally back in 2017. Since those three years, the outstanding pro has skyrocketed his poker career, bagging multiple major events both in the live and online scene. Only a year after focusing on poker, Soyza was ranked as the #1 player for GPI Asia and further cemented his reputation in the international poker community. In the interview conducted with Lee Davy, Soyza shares with his followers his journey from working a regular job at an investment bank to switching paths to full-time pursue his poker dream.

With his success, Soyza now represents one of the fastest-growing networks in the region. Joining Natural8’s Team Hot ambassadors, Soyza can be seen working alongside notable pros Kitty Kuo, Dong Kim and most recent addition, Pete Chen. The Malaysian pro is often spotted on poker news headlines making deep runs and final table appearances in major events. Just a few months ago, Soyza was close to winning the $10k high roller event in the World Series of Poker Super Circuit Online on the Natural8 – GGPoker Network, settling instead for a runner-up finish and a compensation of a six-figure score. A noteworthy redemption was due as he scored another Asia Poker Tour title just a month after for taking down its first high roller event.

More interviews – I Am High Stakes Poker

Given access to the high quality videos presented, poker enthusiasts can tune in and draw inspiration from these top pros who now dominate the realm of high stakes poker. Among the recent ones interviewed include WSOP bracelet winners Dietrich Fast, Timothy Adams and one of the best online poker players Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov.


I Am High Stakes Poker provides viewers a peek into the lives of these high stakes poker players and a great insight on how they were able to get to the top level of the industry. A few tips on passion, drive and work ethic can give interested individuals an idea of what it takes to boost their careers to a higher level of learning.

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Janette Dee

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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