The founding member of the Triton Super High Roller Series died

The founding member of the Triton Super High Roller Series died

Summary:

The sudden passing of Ivan Leow, a two-time champion on the series and close friend of Richard Yong and Paul Phua, caused the event in Northern Cyprus to be cut short on Saturday morning. In a statement on the series’ social media channels, the Malaysian businessmen behind the show confirmed that the man was dead from natural causes at the age of 41.

The sudden passing of Ivan Leow, a two-time champion on the series and close friend of Richard Yong and Paul Phua, caused the event in Northern Cyprus to be cut short on Saturday morning.

In a statement on the series’ social media channels, the Malaysian businessmen behind the series confirmed that Leow died from natural causes at the age of 41.

The statement read, “It is with great sadness that we announce that our dear friend, partner, supporter and founding member of Triton, Ivan Leow, 39, passed away this morning of natural causes.”

Ivan was one of the most popular members of the family. He was a loyal friend to us all and he was fun at the tables and off. He was a fantastic poker player and had a lifelong passion for the game.

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

Ivan Leow, 39, who was a founding member of Triton and a close friend, partner, and supporter, passed away this morning as a result of natural causes, according to the statement.

The 14-tournament event at the Merit Diamond Resort in Northern Cyprus would end immediately, according to the statement. The $100,000 buy-in short deck main event remained on the schedule, while the $50,000 short deck event was paused overnight with seven players left. It was also left abandoned.