Players are making millions of dollars from playing poker and Malaysians are not far behind in this game. Chin Wei Lim, one of the most aspiring Malaysian poker players, made around €4 million in a single week in October 2019.
In the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe 2019, Lim became runner-up in the €250,000 Super High Roller and received €1.76 million. In the same week, he took down the €100,000 Diamond High Roller final table and cashed another €2.17 million. He achieved his first-ever WSOP bracelet and it is his biggest win ever. Lim said:
“Today everything went my way. I was running good I think — a lot of these guys are better than me. It was smooth sailing, no tough spots. I came into the day fourth in chips and we were all pretty deep. I thought it would be a long day but apparently, we only played for six hours. So that was quite surprising.”
WSOP Europe €100,000 Diamond High Roller Final Table Results
- Chin Wei Lim (Malaysia) €2,172,104
- Jean-Noel Thorel (France) €1,342,459
- Anatoly Filatov (Russia) €907,301
- Christoph Vogelsang (Germany) €633,336
- Matthias Eibinger (Austria) €457,107
- Ole Schemon (Austria) €341,510
- Danny Tang (Hong Kong) €264,440
- Phil Ivey (United States) €212,504
Chin Wei Lim’s Achievement in Poker
Chin Wei Lim is a professional Malaysian poker player. He has been participating in international live tournaments since 2014. This young poker genius won his first live prize money at No Limit Hold’em poker tournaments in Macau and he is playing only in 2020 trusted online poker places.
At the end of August 2018, he became fifth in a side event of the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Barcelona and received 175,600 euros.
At the beginning of August 2019, Lim achieved 11th place at the Triton Million for Charity in London which is regarded as the most expensive poker tournaments in the world. The buy-in price for this tournament was one million pounds.
He then reached the final table at the same location in two Triton Super High Roller Series tournaments and cashed around $ 560,000 in prize money.
In August 2019, Lim secured his position at the EPT in Barcelona at two final tables, for which he received almost 620,000 euros.
In October 2019, he became second in the 250,000 euro Super High Roller of the World Series of Poker Europe at King’s Resort in Rozvadov, which was paid for with over 1.7 million euros.
A week later, Lim sat for and successfully dominated the Diamond High Roller final event and won a WSOP bracelet with a prize money of more than 2.1 million euros.
2019 was the best year for Chin Wei Lim. His life time earning from live poker tournaments is $8.5 million and he made around $7 million in 2019. Lim proved that there is a large amount of money to be made from playing poker.