Malaysian player Wai Leong Chan has been playing poker since 2009. Primarily he focused on poker online Malaysia cash games and since 2010 he started playing world famous live poker tournaments. In 2010 Chan won his first international live poker tournament HK$ 4,000 No Limit Hold ’em and received $2,986.
He finished seventh in early November 2016 at the main event of the Triton Super High Roller Series in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines and received $250,000.
Around one and a half years later in May 2018, he took down three tournaments in the Triton Series in Budva, Montenegro, and won $1.1 million prize money.
In early August 2018, he became second at the main event of the Triton Series in Jeju-do and received his career best prize money of more than $3.2 million and at the end of September 2018, he ensured second place at a side event of the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Barcelona.
Earlier in 2019, he became third in another EPT tournament in Monte Carlo and at the beginning of August 2019, Chan secured his position in the final table at the Triton Million for Charity in London with a buy-in of one million pounds and earned $1.5 million for his ninth place.
2019 was a lucky year for this young Malaysian poker genius. In mid-November 2019, he became second again at the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas after losing heads-up against Daniel Dvoress and received more than $ 2.6 million. Just over a week later, Chan took down the Partypoker Millions World Bahamas Super High Roller Final and received a $ 380,000 win award.
In total, Chan made around $12 million in poker at live tournaments which makes him the third most successful Malaysian poker player after Paul Phua and Richard Yong.